Celtic Sea Salt Health Benefits
Celtic sea salt is different from other non-healthy varieties in that it actually benefits your health when consumed. It comes from the ocean water on the coast of northwestern France. This salt is gathered from the water by hand and is sun-dried, keeping all of the important ocean minerals and trace elements in tact. Celtic sea salt health benefits mainly come from the fact that the salt is never heat processed. It is eaten in its natural, raw form.
According to Gabriel Cousens, MD, founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center and author of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine and other books, "Celtic sea salt is the most energetic and complete salt we have found. Research indicates that sea salt is used by the body for mineralization, hydration, and to restore a healthy sodium-potassium balance."
The specific minerals present in Celtic sea salt are calcium, bromide, chloride, copper, fluoride, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, strontium, sulfate and zinc.
According to the original Celtic Sea Salt® Brand website, Celtic sea salt "is a beneficial addition to your diet. The composition of our blood plasma, lymphatic fluid and extra cellular fluid all mirror the chemical balance of the ocean water from which it was derived. The human body uses the minerals and trace elements in Celtic Sea Salt® to create electrolytes, maintaining these ‘internal oceans’ which are vital to proper functioning of every system in the body." This brand can be purchased at many health food stores as well as through the Grain and Salt Society.
The reason that most salt has a bad reputation and we are warned to stay away from it is that it has been refined, bleached, ionized and has anti-caking elements added to it. In the process of refining table salt, it loses all of its healthy qualities.
Before adding salt to your diet, check with your natural health care professional to make sure it is right for you.
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