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Is sea salt good for you?

Is sea salt good for you?

Same as salt: Sea salt is simply mostly ordinary salt with a few additives for color and occasionally taste.The basic element is ordinary salt and that is the same as any other salt. Your body needs salt, but not an excessive amount so sea salt should be added as part of your sodium intake. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Is sea salt better than regular salt?

Is sea salt better than regular salt?

No: Sea salt is a purified kind of salt with additives for flavor and color. The main ingredient is salt and all the usual precautions go with this. ...Read more

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Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Why is sea salt getting so popular these days?

Marketing: Sea salt theoretically is the salt remaining from collected, filtered and dried sea water. However it would contain a lot of minerals, some objectionable. So it is probably purified salt with some additives for taste and color. The prices I have seen for this are astronomical but marketing deserves congratulations for making something so common, a pricey item. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use natural pink salt as a substitute for a sea salt soak?

Can you tell me if i could use natural pink salt as a substitute for a sea salt soak?

Same effect: Salts that have minor ingredients changing the color, are still basically salt. You can substitute them one for another with the same effect. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot find non iodized sea salt anywhere. can I use kosher sea salt?

What to do if I cannot find non iodized sea salt anywhere. can I use kosher sea salt?

No such thing : Iodine is present in sea water so it's present in sea salt along with hundreds of other mineral compounds. If you object to the taste of iodine then buy regular non iodized salt ...Read more

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Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Any differences between sea salt and table salt?

Minor: Table salt is purified salt sometimes with iodine added. Sea salt is purified salt, allegedly from the sea and supposedly containing some co-purified good minerals. Mostly however, it is salt with additives of flavor and color and is no different from a culinary standpoint as regular salt. ...Read more

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It's okay to use kosher sea salt to clean my piercings right?

It's okay to use kosher sea salt to clean my piercings right?

Yes: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. ...Read more

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Do you know if morton sea salt contains minerals other than iodine?

Do you know if morton sea salt contains minerals other than iodine?

Morton Salt: Some does and some does not. Which Morton's salt are you talking about. Some does not contain iodine. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could sea salt actually be better for your health even though it does not have iodine?

Can you help? Could sea salt actually be better for your health even though it does not have iodine?

Myth: Sea salt is also sodium chloride; it purportedly tastes better; however from a chemical standpoint, its sodium content is exactly like table salt (except no added iodine). The rda for sodium is the same whether you take sea salt or other table salts. And it has the same health consequences when taken in excess like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Here is an article: http://www.Kidn. ...Read more

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How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

How is sea salt different from table salt, and how does the difference make sea salt better for you than table salt?

Less processing: Sea salt is less heavily processed and therefore has a coarser texture and may have more base minerals remaining in the mixture. Also, table salt has added iodine. I don't know that sea salt is per se "better, " but those pursuing less heavily-processed diets often seek it for that reason. ...Read more

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Does sea salt have iodine?

Yes: Hi. Yes, sea salt has iodine; all you'll ever need to promote healthy thyroid function (assuming you have a healthy thyroid!). ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of red sea salt?

Red sea salt: Many alternative health practitioners believe that Celtic sea salt, Himalayan sea salt and Hawaiian sea salt all contain natural trace minerals that help balance electrolytes. Red salt from Kauai is infused with alaea, a type of Hawaiian clay. The clay tints the salt red because it contains iron oxide, which serves as an added nutrient.. Sea salt naturally contains magnesium and potassium, ...Read more

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What's the origin of natural sea salt as an antibiotic?

What's the origin of natural sea salt as an antibiotic?

Before refrigeration: Perishables were treated with salt before refrigeration under the theory that the salt dessicated and hence inactivated bacteria and other orgaisms that spoiled them. The reality is that it dried the meat out so bacteria couldn't grow there. Its not an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. iodized salt, which is better?

Sea salt for cleaning out piercings vs. iodized salt, which is better?

Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt. ...Read more

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Can I take a salt bath with idolized sea salt coarse crystals? Thanks in advance.

Can I take a salt bath with idolized sea salt coarse crystals? Thanks in advance.

Salt bath: Would not recommend this - this salt can be irritating. Instead use non-iodized sea salt or best - Epsom Salts. Very soothing and detoxifying. Save the sea salt for a nice salt scrub! ...Read more

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How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.

How can I restore electrolytes naturally? I don't have any gatoraid or drinks like that and don't have sea salt.

Electrolytes: Try drinking juices such as orange, grapefruit or lemonade, which are all natural. These have potassium (K)in large amounts and can replace gatorade as a source of K. Sea salt has no potassium and should not be used as a primary electrolyte replacement tool. ...Read more