There's a huge difference between refined white table salt and unrefined white sea salt.
Refined white table salt:
- Often contain anti-caking agents, some of which are aluminum-based and linked to heavy metal toxicity and Alzheimer's disease.
- Other additives, such as dextrose (a sugar), are used in iodized salt (salt with iodine added) to keep the salt from turning purple.
- Sodium silico-aluminate, also added to processed table salt, is associated with kidney problems and mineral malabsorption.
- Furthermore, sodium acetate is added to table salt, which causes elevated blood pressure, kidney disturbances, and water retention.
Unrefined white sea salt (white Celtic Sea Salt or Morton Canning & Pickling Salt):
- Aids in balancing blood sugar levels.
- Clears the lungs of mucus and phlegm, which helps those with asthma and cystic fibrosis
- It is a strong antihistamine, which helps with bites, stings, lowering adrenaline and stress, & more
- Helps to prevent muscle cramps (including women's cycles)
- Alleviates headaches, dizziness, and light-headedness upon standing
- Makes bones firm
- Helps absorb nutrients in the intestines
- Extracts excess acidity from the cells of the body, particularly in brain cells
- It is very hydrating to the body
Consider this to be your formal invitation to add a pinch (about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon) of unrefined white sea salt to each liter of water you drink. This will help maintain electrolyte and energy levels, while also helping your body perform vital functions.
Oh--and you might as well just throw away that iodized refined white table salt while you're at it (hint: iodine is a thyroid inhibitor). Your body will thank you.