Sea Salt vs. Regular Salt

Sea salt is not more nutritious or any healthier than regular (table) salt, despite how it may be marketed. Made by evaporating ocean water, unrefined sea salt contains trace amounts of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, copper, and iodine, but not enough to matter. Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function, a reason why the mineral […]

Related Articles

  • September 1, 2020

    For years, doctors and dietitians have delivered a firm message about salt: Watch your intake or your blood pressure could rise to unhealthy levels. Yet scientists have known for decades that there is great variation in how humans and other mammals respond to the sodium component of salt (chemically known as sodium chloride). People who […]

  • June 1, 2020

    More reason to eat spicy foods if you enjoy them: Increased intake of chili peppers was linked to a lower risk of dying in a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which included nearly 23,000 men and women ages 35 and older living in a southern Mediterranean region in Italy. Those […]

  • August 1, 2020

    Q. My grandmother used to keep smelling salts in her cabinet. Can they really help someone who feels faint? They can, but it depends on what is causing the person to feel faint. Ammonia inhalants, or smelling salts, have a long history of use in rousing people who feel faint or have passed out. They […]