What About Table Salt?

Many people will tell you that you should not put kosher salt on your food. This is not always true. Table salt and sea salt both contain the same essential nutrients, but many people will tell you that one is better than the other.

Sea salt has been shown to contain more potassium than table salt does. Sea salt also contains similar amounts of calcium and magnesium by volume as kosher salt. The recommended dietary intake of these nutrients is in the form of complex carbohydrates. The National Academy of Sciences recommends limiting sodium intake to no more than 2,300 mg a day. The recommended daily allowance of sodium is less because there are many foods that do not contain enough sodium to provide adequate nutrition.

Table salt, on the other hand, is sodium chloride. This compound is not good for your body because it is extremely high in sodium. As a result of this, your blood pressure is going to be raised and may even go beyond the normal range. Your blood sugar may also go into overdrive and cause a diabetic episode. Some people even suffer from hypertension.

In fact, studies show that when the body's salt concentration becomes too high, the kidneys actually excrete the water that was in the kidneys and salt is no longer in the bloodstream. If you eat a lot of salty foods like chips, canned goods, and junk food then you can end up having too much salt in the bloodstream. This condition is called hypersensitivity.

It may take up to six months for the excess sodium in your bloodstream to become flushed out of your system when you eat table salt or sea salt, depending on how sensitive your system is. The only way to be sure is to eat foods that contain large amounts of potassium or other types of natural food that is healthy for you.

Sea salt on the other hand is very beneficial for your health. Salt is high in potassium, which is necessary for cell function. This makes it an excellent ingredient in sea salt supplements. Sea salt helps prevent diarrhea. And it is also beneficial for those who are suffering from high blood pressure because it lowers the blood pressure.

The only thing that I have found in regard to sea salt and table salt is that, over time, they tend to lose their potency. Although sea salt tends to retain its potency for longer periods of time than table salt does.

I personally prefer sea salt because I can buy it in a powder form instead of a solid form. I know that it comes in a variety of colors that have all the goodness that the natural salt does. I am not allergic to it and can even eat it with my breakfast cereal. You can add it to food to taste and enjoy it as a delicious addition to your favorite recipes and still get the same essential nutrients that your body needs.

When you add table salt to your food then you are adding an unnatural preservative and that can actually be harmful to you. I also suggest that you avoid eating foods with high sodium content such as canned foods, canned tuna, tinned meats, and fish. If you do eat these types of foods, keep them to a minimum as they contain large amounts of sodium.

You may find it interesting that sea salt is more expensive than table salt. However, if you add it to your meals the cost is well worth the price you pay.

Salt is a necessity when you cook. Most cookbooks will state that salt is best used sparingly. But I believe that it is best used liberally and in very small amounts when cooking foods that will be eaten as snacks or on their own. As soon as you notice that the salt taste starts to take on a metallic taste and is unpleasant then it is time to throw the salt away.

Table salt also tends to make your meals taste stale. Salt and pepper can help to cut through the blandness that many vegetables have. You may find it helpful to substitute a teaspoon of table salt in place of one tablespoon of pepper. By using table salt as a seasoning instead of salt you will be able to use it with meats and vegetables and not only enhance the flavor but at the same time maintain the freshness of the vegetable or meat.

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