Because physically there s no significant difference between sea salts that are artificially synthesized salt or sea salt mined from the sea. As table salt is Sodium chloride mined from sea salt deposits and then purified to get rid of impurities. It usually looks like coarse powdery white crystals, which are actually fine particles of fine crystalline dust. The table salt you eat is the salt that you are used to eating, and the one you inhale is what is in the air that goes up into your lungs when you take a breath.
There are three different types of salt, and they all have different types of mineral content. You can get salt from sea water or from ground salt. Sea salt contains higher amounts of sodium and lower amounts of calcium and magnesium. Ground salt contains lower amounts of calcium and magnesium, and these are much more common in table salt.
Salt has many properties that make it useful for nutrition. By raising our blood pressure levels, salt raises the heart rate and makes us feel physically active. It also raises our body temperature by allowing more heat to get to our muscles, which is good when we are working out. On the other hand, too much salt increases our blood pressure, and it is much harder to control our blood pressure with salt than it is with other forms of food or medicine.
Most salt comes from fossilized sea creatures, such as snails and oozing oil from underwater plants. Because of the massive amount of energy required to drill and process sea salt, it is very expensive to extract and therefore most people choose to buy it from the grocery store instead. Over 90% of the table salt on the market today is from sea salt mined from rocks that have been exposed to the sea.
We have come a long way in understanding the effects of salt. Today, we know much more about salt and how it affects our bodies and how much of it is actually healthy for us. Even with the knowledge we still have, however, there are still certain things that we must watch out for. Sea salt is still the most concentrated form of salt, there is and as a result can be more harmful than table salt.
The trace amounts of magnesium and calcium found in sea salts are good for your health. However, the trace amounts of potassium and iron are even better. The trace amounts of zinc and sodium are also beneficial and necessary to our bodies. These three essential minerals are also found in table salt, but they are depleted from the seawater when the salt water evaporates. The trace amounts of these minerals found in kosher salt will greatly exceed those found in sea salt.
In addition to the negative effects of sea salts on our health, they are also known to cause headaches, nausea and vomiting, and can even increase the risk of developing hypertension. Pink salt, on the other hand, has no trace minerals and can actually cause constipation. Table salt can actually exacerbate several health problems such as arthritis and high blood pressure. Many sea salts contain only one or two minerals while kosher salt contains dozens.
A great alternative to sea salt is Epsom salt. These natural sea salts do not have the damaging effects on our bodies and can be used in any number of ways including as an alternative to table salt. Many different types of foods can be cooked in Epsom salts for example chicken, fish, eggs, and a wide range of vegetables and fruits. There are even blends that contain a combination of sea salt and various spices for additional flavor. Epsom sea salt baths can also help relieve congestion, headaches, diarrhea, muscle aches and pains, and respiratory issues.