To Salt or Not to Salt

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TO SALT OR NOT TO SALT
Xerostomia is the condition of dry mouth.  According to Dr.  Beddoe the main causative factor for xerostomia is too much salt being retained by the body.  Dr. Reams found that in the majority of cases the only remedy required was to stop consuming sea salt.  Sea salt is the saltiest of all salts, leaving a saltier residue in the body than regular table salt.

Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of sodium by weight.

The only problem with sea salt is that it contains so many various minerals all bound to chloride. In order for your body to recognize the minerals, the bond must be broken and replaced with a phosphate molecule. This makes sea salt very hard on your body’s digestive system. In essence, most of the sea salt taken into the body remains salt, that is a mineral bound to a chloride.  This increases your body’s retained salt content and causes more damage than table salt.

For best health, the salt shaker should be left off the table and table salt should be used sparingly in cooking.  Better yet is to use a seasoning salt blend so there are herbs and spices mixed in with the salt. I recommend a herb blend without any salt for most purposes. I use seasoning salt on eggs and veggies very sparingly and I use regular iodized salt for bread and other situations where salt is part of the success of a recipe.

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