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July 2012

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July 2012

Does Sea Salt Beat Table Salt?

Although we do need some salt daily for normal health, we end up getting far more than the recommended amount. This excess can have devastating consequences to overall health, as indicated in several studies.

Many people are well aware that salt is not good for them, and they turn to sea salt as what they perceive as the healthier option. Manufacturers sprinkle it on chips and pretzels and throw a “natural” claim on the label. We’re spending lots of money getting various colors of sea salt. Chefs tout it as one of the best ways to “salt” your foods.

We’re eating it all up — literally. But what makes it better than regular table salt?

For an interview with Kristin Kirkpatrick, a Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian, please contact Joe Milicia,, 216.636.5873.