Can Salt be Good for You?


This is another installment in the debate over salt consumption.

Usually the debate pits a study saying salt is bad for you against the salt and food industry saying that the research is flawed.

This study is a bit different. However, the way it goes about presenting the information is very misleading.

I am a big proponent of a healthy diet but using scare tactic and misleading headlines is definitely not the way to promote that healthier lifestyle.

The article talks about the link between fast foods and autoimmune diseases such as MS.

Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

Pretty scarey stuff, right.

The Real Story

But when you read into the study the real culprit is salt. And not just any salt. But highly processed and mineral stripped salt.

Junk foods at fast food restaurants as well as processed foods at grocery retailers represent the largest sources of sodium intake from refined salts.

Now that I can buy. Most, if not all nutrient stripped products should come with a warning label.

But why the misleading and sensational headlines?

I don’t know. But I definitely do not like it.

Anyway the bottom line is take a look at the sodium levels in all the processed foods you eat.

Now for the Good News.

The study does not say that all sodium is bad for your health. Just the highly processed kind.

Which leaves what you may ask.

Well that would be unprocessed and mineral rich salt of course.

The two types mentioned are Himalayan rock salt or the grey texture of Celtic salt.

Refined, processed and bleached salts are the problem. Sodium is critical to our health and is the most readily available nonmetallic mineral in the world. Our bodies are not designed to processed refined sodium chloride since it has no health value. However, when a salt is filled with dozens of minerals such as in rose-coloured crystals of Himalayan rock salt or the grey texture of Celtic salt, our bodies benefit tremendously for their incorporation into our diet. Read More

I have used and have in the house both types of salt. They are actually saltier in taste the regular table salt. Which is surprising.

If this becomes another way for you to limit your intake of junk food by looking at the processed salt content then I am all for it.

But this type of salt is just one of many denatured foods that are pushed on us and are killing us. Slowly but surely.


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