Understanding Salt and Sodium

Many people around the world have begun to realize the importance of healthy eating, and as such, have really paid special attention to the foods and particular ingredients they purchase in order to eat better, and ensure their families are eating as best as possible. Unfortunately for many who trust labels, they may be shocked to learn that what they are buying is different from what they think they’re buying. Thanks to FDA regulations, there are huge loopholes in the system that allow blatant lies to be put on food labels. Sea salt is one example. Mined salt, which is extremely refined to the point where there is nothing good left in it is permitted to be labeled “Sea Salt, if it meets the FDA purity requirements!!!

If you’re like me, then you must be feeling duped by your own government and the food industry, whose only goal is to generate greater income for themselves. It’s plainly a lie and shouldn’t be permitted in any way, but it is because that’s just business. But, as the food industry continue to lie to people, and it is tolerated and accepted by the government, people are getting sicker and sicker. Although some may argue that the lifespan of humans has surpassed figures in the past, mostly because of medications that can help us through illnesses, people are generally unhealthy. Many have numerous chronic illness, and get by just on medications that treat symptoms and not what is the root of the medical problem.

Differences Between Sea Salt and Mined Salt

As for salt, there is a huge difference between sea salt and refined mined salt, according to some specialists, although there is a great debate going about it. Clearly, sea salt is better than its mined counterpart. There are more minerals found in sea salt that are actually good for your health, and of course, it all depends on where the salt comes from. So, its really recommended to do your homework with regards to what you use in your food preparation, from the main ingredients right down to the nitty-gritty ones.

Consumers really need to speak up and be heard with regards to their food, food sources, and food labeling. We should know what we’re putting on our tables and in our mouths. We should be responsible enough to make wise choices, and not allow for lies to be printed on labels that mislead us to making poor choices, without our knowledge. While this article discusses the issue of labeling salt, that’s just the tip of the iceberg because there are so many other loopholes in the industry, like with trans fats. Although many packages claim 0% trans fat in their foods, this is also misleading because regulations allow for a small amount under a certain percentage that could be so claimed.