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It's Not True, Salt Is Good For You!

It's Not True, Salt Is Good For You!

When one thinks of salt, one thinks of the salt found in one's supermarket. However, the truth is that is not real salt.

(PRWEB) August 17, 2002



CelticSalt. com

118 Merion Way, Hainsport, NJ, 08036

Contact: Sholom Yaffa, sholom@celticsalt. com


Hainsport, NJ, August 15, 2002 -- Most people in our day and age think that salt is bad for your health. However, in truth, salt is very healthy. Without the proper amount of salt in your body, muscles wonÂ’t contract, blood wonÂ’t circulate, food wonÂ’t digest, and the heart wonÂ’t beat. Without sufficient sodium, a personÂ’s senses would be dulled and their nerves would not function. Current scientific research reveals that there are actually very few salt-related health problems. A healthy, active lifestyle demands a sufficient salt intake. "The contention that our body can function on no salt at all or on a restricted ration of salt causes more problems than it solves," says Dr. Alan Storgest M. D.

Since salt is necessary for good health. Why is it viewed as something unhealthy and kept to a minimum in a "healthy" diet? The reason is that when most people think of salt, they think of the salt found in the local supermarket. This salt however has gone through such heavy processing to be turned into a white, pure, free-flowing substance, it losses all attributes of what salt actually is. "After the processing this salt contains only a resemblance of what true salt and a processed salt have in common. They taste very similar but a true whole salt has a delicate and richer flavor, " says Sholom Yaffa, co-founder of CelticSalt. com.

But isn't salt bad for your blood pressure? "Not true at all, " says Sholom Yaffa. "When discussing health benefits and ill effects of salt, it is important to realize that enough studies of different salts and their effects have not been conducted. An understanding of how whole salt works in the body leads us to believe that it will not cause high blood pressure. In fact, many of our customers using our whole salt product, (Celtic Sea Salt® - a special sea salt imported from the sea coast of France.) report that their high blood pressure goes down after they add this whole, unprocessed salt to their diet."

A study performed in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with 100 men and women between the ages of 55 and 75 with mild to moderate hyper tension showed that when common table salt (98%NaCl) was replaced with whole mineral salt naturally high in magnesium and potassium, a reduction in blood pressure equivalent to that obtained with blood pressure reducing drugs was achieved.

So, how is it possible to tell the difference between a processed salt and a true whole salt? "It is very hard, " says Sholom Yaffa. "Even a lot of special salts and sea salts which are found in the health food store are basically no different than the regular processed salt. All true whole salts though, have some common attributes. One; they are all light grey in color. Two; the salt is moist to the touch, and retains its moisture even after it is in cool storage for a long period of time. Three; all true whole salts are formed of very small, precise cubic crystals visible to your eyes. Without all three of those attributes, it is very likely that you are dealing with a salt which has gone through either a lot of heavy processing, or its minerals were removed, or most probably, both."

"Make sure that the salt you choose to use has all three of the above attributes," says Sholom Yaffa. " These three attributes are essential for a salt to be a whole salt. "

For more information about specifically about Celtic Sea Salt and whole salt in general, visit the web site www. CelticSalt. com.