The benefits of sea salt are given by its natural properties that help the body to stay in optimal conditions, since sea salt provides the magnesium we need, supplies minerals, regulates blood sugar levels, prevents fluid retention between many other benefits that we will list below.

The table salt Comin , and its role in our diet, is one of the most debated issues for some of us who are interested in our health care. Doctors generalize in telling us to avoid it. The same doctors and other health professionals tell us that there is a dramatic difference between high-quality sea salt and table salt.

Knowing the benefits of sea salt

In cases of adrenal insufficiency or fatigue our bodies tend to crave salt in response to low aldosterone levels draining the kidneys of valuable minerals and necessary water that lead to chronic dehydration. Sea salt balances and nourishes our body with essential minerals.

1. Beneficial for the muscles

Sea salt is vital for muscle contraction and expansion, nerve stimulation, proper functioning of the adrenal glands, and other biological processes, too.

2. For the growth and development of the body

Salt also provides chloride, which helps produce acids necessary to digest proteins, and carbohydrate-digesting enzymes that help people who need to balance weight, and is necessary for proper brain function and growth.

3. Ideal supply of magnesium

Sea salt contains magnesium , which is important for enzyme production, nerve transmission, bone formation, tooth enamel formation, and resistance to heart disease, and it also contains many other minerals. Babies and children have a special need for salt for the developing brain.

4. Improves cardiovascular health

This helps stabilize the abnormal heartbeat which is contrary to the common misconception that it causes the blood pressure to rise. In fact, sea salt, together with water and in the right proportion, is essential for the regulation of blood pressure. High-quality salt searches the sea for harmful sodium deposits in the body and removes them. It also slows down high blood pressure.

5. Beneficial for better sleep

Before sleeping, if taken with hot water, sea salt helps a person get a deeper and longer, relaxing and refreshing sleep . It also helps clear mucous membranes in the body, sinuses and bronchial congestion. This is especially important during asthma attacks and with cystic fibrosis patients.

6. Improves brain performance

Sea salt also helps maintain electrolytes in the body that are essential for information processing and communication in brain cells.

7. Avoid fluid retention

It fights fluid retention in the body , which is again contrary to another misconception that salt is the cause of water retention. It has also been reported to help dissolve kidney stones in the body.

8. Essential minerals for the body

Sea salt supplies essential minerals directly to cells to boost and enhance the body’s immune system and increase resistance against bacterial infections and diseases.

It also helps our body to recover quickly from accidents, surgeries, illnesses, mental disorders, cuts and burns, flu, colds and other viruses, etc.

9. Improves gut health

Sea salt helps in the absorption of food in the intestinal tract and maintains the level of sugar in the blood, thus reducing the risk of diabetes .

10. Natural antihistamine

It acts as a strong natural antihistamine by keeping the body at the correct pH. This helps in maintaining the acidity level of the body and preventing various health problems and degenerative diseases.

A natural antiseptic

11. Sea salt has antiseptic properties and can be used while bathing to control itching and inflammation on the skin. It is a very detoxifying ingredient for the bath, as it helps to draw out toxins and revitalize the skin and body with trace minerals.

Differences between table salt and sea salt

Although at first glance they look the same, both types of salt are very different and in terms of their benefits there are also advantages.

Table salt

Table salt is a highly refined element. It goes through a process that removes magnesium and other minerals. Because salt is naturally hygroscopic, (it easily retains water), aluminum compounds and other additives, such as silica, are added to the already refined salt.

Natural iodine is destroyed during the refining process, and is added back as potassium iodide, often at toxic levels. Dextrose (sugar) is added as a stabilizer that interacts with the salt and changes its color. A bleaching agent is used to bleach the salt .

Sea salt

High quality salt like sea salt is naturally sun dried. It is unprocessed and still contains microscopic amounts of marine life that contains natural iodine. It is slightly damp and natural gray in color.

Sea salt has a stronger flavor than table salt . It is used much less in the kitchen to produce the same results.

Celtic sea salt has 17.5% mineral content compared to 4.1% for Himalayan sea salt.

When shopping for canned beans or other vegetables, look for those without added salt. If you have to buy cans, looking for organic BPA-free brands in cans and adding high-quality sea salt to your recipes will provide all of these benefits that sea salt provides to the body.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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