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PostSubject: Use Kosher or Sea Salt... (better for you)   Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:22 pm

Info from http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/newswidget/salt-Stephen-Sinatra-M-D-dietician-Tara-Gidus/2013/04/02/id/497481?promo_code=1030E-1&utm_source=sbgi.net&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

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Because table salt can flow out of shakers quickly and because it also dissolves quickly, it can be easy to over-salt foods with it.

Kosher salt can be either mined from the earth or harvested from the sea. It has a coarse texture, which causes it to dissolve slower than table salt. The larger crystals and crunchy texture often make foods taste saltier, therefore people use less of it. It is usually refined with few beneficial minerals.

Sea salt is obtained by evaporating sea water. The residue left behind contains not only sodium chloride, but a wide range of other essential minerals. Look for unrefined sea salt, which contains no additives like anti-clumping agents and also has high levels of vital minerals.

Unrefined salts may be brownish in color because of mineral content. The flavor tends to be a bit stronger which may lead you to use less, reducing your sodium intake.

Stephen Sinatra, M.D., a renowned cardiologist and bestselling author of “The Great Cholesterol Myth,” tells Newsmax Health that he prefers Celtic or Himalayan sea salt because it contains more minerals than other sea salts. These minerals include magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Because of their larger crystals, kosher and sea salts contain 20 percent less sodium per tablespoon than table salt.

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PostSubject: Re: Use Kosher or Sea Salt... (better for you)   Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:47 am

Great post, EE! I don't salt my food much, but I have sea salt in a grinder which you can get in most grocery store spice aisles.
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