4 Salt Myths & Facts: Is What You Think You Know About Salt Really True?
The Black & White Truth About Table Salt.
Below are 4 dangerous but common myths many people have regarding salt - followed by the actual facts:
Salt Myth #1: Eating some common table salt is good for you. Fact:Your body recognizes common table salt as a toxin and works hard to flush it from your system. The less table salt you eat, the easier it is for your body to flush it and the less chance you'll come down with salt-related heath problems. But even in small amounts, table salt is not healthy, only tolerated.
Salt Myth #2: You should work to completely eliminate all salt from your diet. Fact: Not only would this be just about impossible, but if you succeeded, it would also kill you. As a matter of fact, Myth #1 is partly true. Salt intake is actually good and necessary for your health but only if it's natural salt such as Himalayan crystal salt, and if you can't get that then any natural mined salt would be next best. Sea salt used to be a good option and you'll read more about that below..
Salt Myth #3: Just replace table salt with sea salt. Fact: Once upon a time, this was true. And while sea salt is an improvement on table salt, up to 80 percent of it nowadays is refined. Not to mention the vast majority of the world's sea salt has been polluted and contaminated from oil spills and other waste residues dumped into the world's oceans. If it's between table salt and sea salt, sea salt is still almost always an improvement - but it's still not the best choice.
Salt Myth #4: Just replace table salt with rock salt or other natural salts. Fact: Again, as with sea salt natural salts are an improvement on table salt., and if it's between one of these versus table salt, definitely go for one of these. However, most of the natural salts come with their own issues. Read a comparison of natural salts to learn more about these issues. If you're scratching your head as to which is the healthiest salt to eat? - the answer is Himalayan crystal salt. Check out the amazing facts about Himalayan crystal salt to see why this is true.