So what’s the difference between salts? Plenty! If you’re like me you grew up eating salt that was anything from health enhancing! In fact, it wasn’t until I was in my mid twenties that I learned there were different types of salt and that salt wasn’t my enemy… it was actually essential for optimum health! Just as my diet should include plenty of water I should also have my salt for the day… Real Salt that is! Not just any salt will do!
What’s the difference between salt anyways? Redmond Real Salt was gracious enough to let me share the following information from their site with you.
“Did you know that all salt could technically be considered “sea salt”? Some salt is harvested from current oceans, some from dead seas, and some is mined from ancient sea beds, but the sea is (or was) ultimately the source of all salt. Sea water usually contains more than 60 essential trace minerals, but most salt producers today remove these high-profit minerals and sell them to vitamin manufacturers before selling the remaining salt to you and me to dump on our hash browns.
That would be okay, but when you remove the trace minerals that used to accompany sodium chloride, you typically get a bitter flavor that many producers try to mask with chemicals or even sugar. (Go ahead — grab your salt shaker and read the ingredients. See any dextrose? Yep, that’s sugar!) Even worse, when you consume chemically treated or de-mineralized salt, your body’s mineral balance doesn’t always respond gracefully. When people started consuming chemically altered salts 100 years ago, we started seeing high blood pressure and water retention that had never been associated with salt before. Interestingly enough, our customers tell us these are the same problems that go away when natural salt replaces “table salt” in their diet.
In other words, salt can be bad for your health, but real salt is actually a crucial part of good health! That’s why, more than 50 years ago, we named our brand Real Salt: Your body knows the difference between what is real and what has been chemically altered. Real Salt is salt exactly the way nature made it. You can taste the difference on your tongue, and you can feel a difference in your health.”
So, the thought came to me…I wonder what would happen if I set a bowl of Real Salt on the table to allow the family to eat from liberally as they felt the need? I know it sounds like a crazy idea, especially in our society of salt phobia, however, the idea seemed intriguing at the least. Could it be that my desire for salt just might mean that my body is needing more REAL salt? It’s something for me to ponder, that’s for sure!
Until our next chat,
Mrs. Joseph Wood