« Home | Next: Shedding The Extra Pounds »
| Next: In My Prayers »
| Next: Ask And HealthTap Provides »
| Next: You Are Not Alone »
| Next: A Statute Of Limitations »
| Next: Easy Ways To Relief Stress »
| Next: Settling Disputes »
| Next: A Life-Saving List »
| Next: A Big Misunderstanding »
| Next: A Rare Recommendation »






Site Feed: RSS

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sea Salt Or Table Salt: A Matter Of Taste

I have come across several recipes which ask for sea salt instead of the regular table salt. I was under the impression that sea salt was healthier, but that turns out to be a misconception; it isn't. When push comes to shove table salt has more benefits then sea salt.

That, of course, left me with the question as to what the difference really is and why table salt would be more beneficial in use. Well, here is the answer: the main differences lie in texture, taste, and the fact that table salt is enriched with iodine by the manufacturers while being processed.

The last is a critical nutrient which the body and the thyroid gland in particular, needs for producing hormones. Iodine is not something the body produces on its own and it derives it from the foods we consume such as grains, eggs, dairy, and fish to name a few.

Sea salt provides hardly any iodine and the minerals it naturally contains come in a too small dose to make any difference. When taking into consideration that an adult needs 150 micrograms of iodine daily, half a teaspoon of regular salt already meets those requirements. As far as the sodium contents goes; both sea and table salt consist of 40% sodium.

It all seems to come down to a matter of taste, but health-wise; regular salt has more benefits than sea salt. Keep in mind though not to exceed the 1500 milligrams of sodium, because that is all you need on a daily basis. More than that could only up your blood pressure and we all know the negative consequences of that.

A little salt makes our food taste better, but you have to use it in moderation or it can wreak havoc upon you. Why not flavor your day with God's word? There is no daily limit to them and the health benefits are way beyond imagination!

Psalm 34:8
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!


Post a Comment

Copyright © Corryc 2005 - 2014