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s too much salt dangerous? A quick Google search reveals “if you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. So, the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys and brain. This can lead to heart attacks, strokes, dementia and kidney disease.”

The question should be, are you eating REAL salt, or the mineral deficient, highly processed table salt? The difference is enormous.

Table salt is what we get after excessive processing of natural sea salt. This processing strips the salt of all but two minerals: NACL, or sodium chloride. When we compare this with natural sea salt, we find table salt to be devoid of 82 essential minerals.

Celtic sea salt is one that is gaining popularity and has over 80 minerals. Salt not only adds flavor to food, but it also helps normalize certain functions in the body such as protein and carbohydrate digestion, brain development in children and optimal functioning of the adrenal glands.

So, fill your salt shakers with the real deal and the next time you pass on the salt (out of habit), add an extra dash or two for good measure! Your body and your taste buds will thank you.

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    Have you ever tried Himalayan pink salt? Thoughts and/or comments on it?

    • Kelsey Steffen
      Kelsey Steffen

      Yes! I would recommend Redmond Real Salt, Pink Himalayan and Grey Celtic sea salts. How the salt is processed is important, I look for hand harvested and sun dried. I’ve used Redmond Real Salt, Celtic Sea Salt and Earth Circle Organics Pink Himalayan Salt and have loved them all.

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