by Russel Davis, Natural News:
It is no secret that while commercial table salts help flavor dishes, they are extremely detrimental to the body’s overall health. Commercial table salts are 99 percent sodium chloride, are bleached during the production process and may contain harmful substances such as stabilizers that make them practically toxic in nature. Commercial table salts are also found to promote acid formation, which in turn may pose a significant threat to the body’s overall well being.
In contrast, natural sea and rock salts are actually beneficial to the body’s health. Naturally extracted salts generally have lower sodium content than commercial table salts, thus reducing sodium content in the diet. Natural salts also contain trace minerals — such as calcium, iron and magnesium as well as potassium and zinc — that are essential for proper body function. In addition, natural salts do not contain unwanted chemicals found in commercial table salts including bleach, whiteners and stabilizers. Unlike commercial salts, naturally extracted salts like sea salts promote alkaline formation and help maintain a balanced body pH. In turn, this prevents the onset of certain illnesses.