But what we’re not hearing enough about is the MAJOR difference between refined salt and unrefined salt.
Basically, any salt that is white is refined. Refined salt contains only two minerals: sodium and chloride. Sometimes iodine is added back into salt as well. Refined salt is processed at very high temperatures and is chemically altered so much that our body does not recognize it. This type of salt is the salt that can lead to high blood pressure and other serious health problems. It is found in almost all processed foods… in VERY large quantities.
When choosing salt, read labels carefully. Just because something is labeled as “sea salt” does not mean it is unrefined. Most salts come from the sea originally, so you have to read carefully to determine if it’s refined or unrefined.
So go out and buy yourself some new salts to try. They are so tasty and really fun to experiment with. The best way to eliminate refined salt from your diets is to throw away any large salt containers you have in your cabinets right now and replace them with unrefined salt; and to focus on whole foods.
Don’t forget to watch Jamie Oliver tonight!