Let’s stop the sea salt nonsense

Sea salt has become a cooking darling in recent years, but unfortunately that has come with the myth that it is somehow less salty than salt mined from the ground. Salt is salt folks and if you have high blood pressure, or if you don’t want to get high blood pressure, cut the salt today, period.

Salt is salt, whether from the sea or underground. Cut it from your diet.
Salt is salt, whether from the sea or underground. Cut it from your diet.

I was glad to see this piece in Recordonline.com which tried to debunk the sea salt myths.

“Contrary to some popular belief, sea salt and table salt contain the same amount of sodium chloride. Switching won’t help you with your high blood pressure,” wrote Fred R Cicetti in his column, The Healthy Geezer.

“And despite what many people think, use of the salt shaker is not the main cause of too much sodium in your diet. The main sources of sodium in the average U.S. diet are: 77 percent from processed foods, 12 percent from natural sources, 6 percent added while eating, and 5 percent added while cooking,” he went on to write.

Well said Fred, well said. Check my eating out page for ways to find restaurant dishes with a minimum of salt and my recipes page for recipes I’ve found or created that have little to no salt.


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