Trainer Tip Tuesday (Dietitian): Is Salt Healthy?
Are some versions of salt healthier than others?
Popular types of salt include table salt, sea salt, and pink Himalayan salt. Sea salt and pink Himalayan salts are often marketed with health foods. Does that mean they are healthier options or worth the extra price point?
Sea salt comes from dehydrated seawater. Pink Himalayan salt comes from mines in the Himalayan mountains. Due to their origins, they do contain a variety of additional minerals. However, the quantities of those minerals are so low that they are insignificant to any possible health benefits.
As it turns out, salt is salt. While the varieties can provide different flavors, remember to always limit your sodium intake.