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BUSTING MYTHS: SEA SALT VS. TABLE SALT

MYTH:  Sea Salt is natural so it’s better for you than table salt!

FACT:  Sea salt, just like kosher and gourmet salt, has about the same amount of sodium as table salt.  It is NOT a healthier choice! Too much sodium can be harmful to your health:  increasing blood pressure, water retension etc… The differences between sea salt and table salt are taste, texture and how it’s made.

  • TABLE SALT: mined from dried up ancient salt lakes. Some have iodine (nutrient that helps prevent thyroid disease)
  • SEA SALT: made by evaporating seawater and tastes different depending on where it’s from

 

Whichever you choose, USE LESS!!  For an alternative flavour boost, sprinkle food with orange or lemon juice, garlic, herbs or spices.

SEASALT

Use nutrition labels on food packaging to help you cut down on salt:

  • HIGH is more than 1.5g salt per 100g                 (or 0.6g sodium)
  • LOW is 0.3g salt or less per 100g                      (or 0.1g sodium)

 

It can be confusing trying to eat right and be healthy.  As a Registered Nutritionist I work with client providing counselling and advice as well as personalised nutrition plans.  Whether you are looking to lose weight, want to learn how to eat healthy or have any other nutrition questions please feel free to CONTACT ME.

 

Anna Wojcik B.Sc., M.Sc., ANutr.
www.nutritionalprofiling.com
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