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Is Sea Salt Better than Regular
Table Salt?

Not really. By weight, they contain about the same amount of potentially blood pressure increasing sodium, says dietitian Jeanine Gazzaniga-Moloo. However, because the granules of sea salt are larger, it has less sodium by volume so a teaspoon of sea salt has 1,920mg of sodium versus 2,360mg in a teaspoon of table salt. Plus, sea salt has more flavor, so you may need less.

A bonus of table salt is that its fortified with iodine, which wards off thyroid disorders. If you opt only for sea salt, get 150 micrograms of iodine daily from diary and eggs. But use all salt sparingly; just a few pinches will get you to your recommended daily quota of 2,300mg.

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