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518 4/26/12 10:03 P
Lol I understand your not trying to be argumentative and I'm not as well.
As an endurance athlete I know how important salt is. I eat whole unprocessed foods and I cannot get enough sodium from fresh vegetables and have to supplement my diet.
The OP wanted to know if Sea Salt is better for her. The answer is yes unrefined sea salt is better for the body than refined table salt. It contains 80 minerals that table salt doesn't and it hasn't had additives and preservatives added to it.
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Note in this Mayo Clinic article they say sea salt and table salt have nearly identical sodium content *by weight*. By a standard other than weight (probably volume since sea salt is chunkier) it could be said sea salt has less sodium (because you can fit less chunky sea salt in a tablespoon that finely ground table salt).
I realize this is not the direct question, but there are other flavor enhancers such as lemon juice that can be used as a substitute in many dishes as well. If you start cutting down the sodium intake, you may even find that you don't have the desire for it anymore.
Sea salt IS different from standard table salt, or rock salt. Table salt contains added iodine ("iodized salt") which is an essential nutrient for thyroid function. Sea salt only has the small amount that is naturally present. My fiancée was just told by her doctor that she needed to add iodized salt to her diet, because she had an iodine deficiency, her thyroid gland was malfunctioning, and her lymph nodes were swelling up. Goitre was a common ailment prior to the advent of iodized salt, but now it's very rare in developed countries.
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9,619 4/23/12 5:30 P
It is the same thing; the nutritional content's pretty much the same.
It may taste a little different; I prefer sea salt when I'm cooking, but nutritionally speaking, it's no difference. I don't see that it is "saltier" or something you'd use less of... it's just coarser and a little tastier.
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