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Iodine Salt and Sea Salt

  1. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    The world of salt is changing very rapidly - and as a heart patient who was mandated decades ago to throw out the salt shaker because it makes fat around the heart - I am thrilled.

    Now comes what to do with iodine.

    The sea salt I have in my kitchen doesn't include iodine.

    I was worried about not having iodine in my diet and lo and behold - purely by accident my one a day vitamin has 100% of my diet needs for iodine.

    Do you watch your salt?  Do you watch your iodine intake?  Can you share your experiences?

    1. melpor profile image92
      melporposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Iodine is added to table salt because it is required in our diet to keep our thyroid healthy. Table salt and sea salt are the same thing, sea salt just have trace amount of minerals which gives it a slightly different taste from table salt. Table salt is purer salt since all the mineral is removed. Again they are both sodium chloride and your body needs a couple hundred milligrams of this daily to stay healthy. Salt plays a critical role in the biochemical reactions in the body. Finally, the intake of salt does not cause fat to develop around your heart.

    2. Genna East profile image91
      Genna Eastposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have used sea salt for years, and understand that it is healthier for you.  I prefer the taste to table salt.  Sea salt has trace elements of iodine; the iodine quantities can be supplemented by other food intake.

    3. Tuesdays child profile image60
      Tuesdays childposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I use kelp for iodine supplementation and for other micro-nutrients. I restrict sodium intake by cooking "whole" foods and drink 1 oz of water for every pound of body weight throughout the day to stay properly hydrated. Dehydration can cause fatigue and heart irregularities, etc.

  2. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    I love salt, i use sea salt and have low blood pressure and a healthy heart, weight and on and on!  My thyroid does run a bit on the fast or high side, safe but fast and I burn more iodine than say the average person.

  3. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I've always used salt to enhance taste where necessary, but never to actually make something taste salty.
    I always use iodine enhanced salt, because it's said here in Germany that we have too little iodine in our diet.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    I like sea salt because it has every trace mineral known to science.

    Or do they remove all of those? I’ve been wondering about that...

  5. Mrs asif profile image58
    Mrs asifposted 7 years ago

    I think iodine salt with low sodium is the best way to achieve normal blood pressure and thyroid gland hormones profile within normal ranges.Iodine is very essential for our thyroid hormones synthesis especially for growing children.I prevents from goiter and hypothyroidism.It also prevent from infertility due to hormone imbalance.Low sodium is good for heart and blood pressure esp people with angina and those recovering after myocardial infarction.Iodine is too little in diet so salt fortified with iodine is very essential for our health.Sea salt have no abundant quantity of iodine which our human body needs.