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What's the difference between sea salt and table salt?

What's the difference between sea salt and table salt?

The main differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing: Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes, usually with little processing. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels. Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits. Table salt is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping. Most table salt also has added iodine, an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid. Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of sodium by weight. Whichever type of salt you enjoy, do so in moderation. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams a day. . ...Read more

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What's the difference between salt and sodium?

What's the difference between salt and sodium?

Salt: A salt can be the combination of any 2 elements with opposite charge. Sodium is one element. The most common salt in human diets is table salt, or sodium chloride. ...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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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Same principle: saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted,in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recommended, would be much irritating ...Read more

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What is the difference between sodium percarbonate and sodium perborate?

What is the difference between sodium percarbonate and sodium perborate?

Difference: What is the difference between sodium percarbonate and sodium perborate? ANS: this is a good google question. Are you talking about the chemical structure or formula or what? ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

What is the difference between potassium gluconate and chloride and which is better?

Potassium supplement: Both are potassium supplements that are usually given for low potassium levels in blood. I suspect the differences are in dosage an tolerability. Potassium chloride delivers a much larger dose but has problems with gastrointestinal side effects. Gluconate formulations are common in over the counter formulations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between serous fluid and pots?

What is the difference between serous fluid and pots?

Think About It: Perhaps you should rephrase your question? Serous fluid is the protein rich fluid, like lymph. Pots are made of metal for cooking, plastic or ceramic for plants. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sugar and caffeine?

What is the difference between sugar and caffeine?

Not close at all. : Sugar is also known as glucose. This is a chemical called a carbohydrate. It is an necessity to live as the body runs on sugar. Caffeine is a stimulant that is added to the coffee refining process and to other drinks to stimulant to help better. However this too should be taken in moderation. ...Read more

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Can salt cause poor circulation what is the number for the correct amount of salt mine is 141 how much is daily liment?

Can salt cause poor circulation what is the  number for the correct amount of salt    mine  is 141   how much is daily liment?

Serum sodium: The number you gave is the serum sodium level and it is normal. This is not the salt that may affect circulation. Salt intake is associated with high blood pressure and in general, it is a good idea to limit your salt intake. Note that prepared foods and restaurant food have usually have too much salt. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.cdc.gov/widgets/SaltIntake/alt/ ...Read more

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What is the difference between sodium and potassium deficiencies?

What is the difference between sodium and potassium deficiencies?

Probably not: Potassium is mostly inside the cell, so it doesn't have much effect on urination. Sodium is mostly outside the cell and does cause problems with swelling and urination. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between warm and cold aiha?

What is the difference between warm and cold aiha?

Quite a bit: The lab differentiation is the thermal amplitude of the hemolysis (the temperature of the specimen). Warm often immune and therefore treatable with steroids. Cold can be harder to diagnose and treat, and often not managed with steroids. ...Read more

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What is the difference between potassium iodide and potassium gluconate?

Both potassium but..: Potassium iodide (ki) has potassium complexed with iodine but the other is complexed with gluconate. The former, ki, has more potassium than the latter by weight to weight comparison but it may cause more nausea. Potassium iodide has anti fungal properties and is used as supersaturated product for that (sski), potassium gluconate is frequently used over the counter to replace low potassium levels. ...Read more

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What's the difference between iodine and betadine?

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What's the difference between iodine and betadine?

Topical Betadine: Betadine is the brand name for several topical preparations (scrub, spray, swabs, pads, etc) with 5-10% povidone-iodine, a strong antiseptic, used to prevent bacterial growth. Iodine is a chemical element that the thyroid gland uses to synthesize thyroid hormone. If you mean tincture of iodine, this is a disinfectant, with 2-7% iodine. Betadine is less toxic to human cells than tincture of iodine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ganja and pot?

What is the difference between ganja and pot?

Only the name: Ganja and pot are both common nicknames for cannabis, also known as marijuana. Other common nicknames include weed, grass, herb, bud, dope and mary jane. There are many less common nicknames as well. Ganja is the sanskrit word for cannabis. I have no idea how "pot" became a nickname. ...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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What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

What is the difference in potassium gluconate and citrate?

Not much, but: Potassium citrate helps prevent kidney stone disease due to its citrate content that gets excreted in the urine. Otherwise, both are potassium salts to supply potassium to people who have low potassium blood levels. Taking potassium regularly without a doctor's advice is risky, even if it is over the counter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sugar and alcohol sugar?

What is the difference between sugar and alcohol sugar?

Sugar alcohol?: Sugars are simple carbohydrates-single or double sugars. Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, maltitol, etc. Are naturally occurring compounds poorly digested by humans, but fermented by normal gut bacteria. Non nutritive, but sweet tasting. Can cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea when taken in excess. Listed as "sugar alcohol" on "nutrition facts" of packaging. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cholesterol and calories?

What is the difference between cholesterol  and calories?

Chemical and fuel: Cholesterol is a chemical made by the body as well taken in food and is essential for many body functions, high levels are associated with heart disease. Calorie is a measure of the fuel or energy in food. A gram of carbohydrate or protein has 4 calories and a gram of fat has 9 calories, one gram of alcohol has 7 calories. ...Read more

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What is the salt and ice cube diet? Is it safe?

What is the salt and ice cube diet? Is it safe?

No idea. : Haven't heard of it, but certainly doesn't sound safe. Just be prudent. Healthy diet of complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and fiber. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyponatremia and hypernatremia?

What is the difference between hyponatremia and hypernatremia?

High/Low Sodium: Hyponatremia means an individual has too little sodium in thier body. Hypernatremia means they have too much sodium in their body. Either condition can be dangerous to an individual if left untreated. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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Where can I get sea salt tablets?

Where can I get sea salt tablets?

Sea salt tablets: Never heard of them. Just use sea salt for flavoring as long as you don't have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is it possible to get hives from sea salt?

Is it possible to get hives from sea salt?

Yes: There have been a small group of people who have developed hives on contact with seawater or cold temperatures. Antihistamines can be used to prevent hives or to decrease symptoms in many cases. In a few extreme cases, exposure must be avoided altogether to avoid developing anaphylaxis. ...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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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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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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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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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

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Sea salt to help acne? Does this work?

Sea salt to help acne? Does this work?

I bet it won't: "sea salt" that you buy is essentially just overpriced salt. Nobody can or should test the hundreds of "pop" acne remedies. What I do know is that topical benzoyl peroxide is the best non-prescription rx, and that any competent primary care physician can clear up all but the worst acne. If you're responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her seen. ...Read more