Updated: Sep 25, 2019
Bottom L- table salt, top L- cheap sea salt, top R- quality sea salt, bottom R- Himalayan
What is the Biggest Benefit to Choosing High Quality Salt?
Increasing our exposure to more nutrients, like vitamins, minerals & electrolytes.
For the same amount of salt: a mineral-dense salt will contain less sodium. This is beneficial for people trying to monitor their sodium intake.
Notice the difference in colours in the picture above. This is generally an indication of mineral content (unless the product has been falsely coloured).
Why Not Table Salt?
Table salt is high in sodium, it has no additional minerals (other than being fortified with iodine a regulation needed to prevent people from getting sick off of overly refined salt). It may contain preservatives, fillers and traces of bleach!
The following are the implications of high sodium & low minerals- meaning these are the symptoms that show when our mineral balance is out of whack!
Impaired mineral absorption.
HERE ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES:
SEA SALT- Best to choose a source that is conscious of the environment it is harvesting from (since the ocean is polluted). Look for it to have no additional ingredients, fillers or preservatives.
ROCK SALT- Salt that is harvested from a cave (also called Himalayan salt, pink salt, Celtic salt). This is salt from a primal sea (before the sea receded) so contains no pollution or plastics.
Other Salty Ideas to Consider
EPSOM SALT- is salt that is rich in magnesium. It is relaxing and rejuvenating when used in a bath.
SALT LAMPS- a glowing salt lamp in the room can be used to purify the air. I know I love mine!! Learn more about the benefits and history of salt lamps.
SOLE WATER- a concentrated salt solution sipped daily to provide the body with a full spectrum of minerals. To make just dissolve quality salt in warm water.
CLEANER & BEAUTY- salt can be used to clean the home, freshen the air and create homemade beauty toners.
IMMUNE BOOST- a simple salt elixir can be made at home with warm water, honey and lemon or apple cider vinegar.