HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEA SALT
Sea salt is a type of salt produced from the evaporation of sea water. Because it’s less refined than other types of salt, it contains a higher concentration of trace minerals and a more intense flavor.
Sea salts are a great source of micro-nutrients, trace minerals are still abundant in our planet’s ocean’s, and contains many of the major electrolytes, like sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium, that are absolutely essential to good health.
Electrolytes have so many important functions, from regulating your heart beat, to allowing your muscles to contract so that you can move. Sea salt in moderation can help in avoiding an electrolyte imbalance, and as a good source of sodium, sea salt is essential for proper brain, muscle and nervous system function.
Although the salt chemical formula for both table salt and sea salt alike is mostly sodium chloride, the sea salt composition as noted above, contains more trace minerals our body needs. Generic table salt, on the other hand, ends up being about 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% balance containing an array of ingredients, including:
Iodine to prevent goiters
MSG and/or white processed sugar to help stabalize the iodine
Aluminium derivatives, such as sodium silicoaluminate