Does sea salt raise blood pressure like table salt?
Asked by teresakant on Sep 02, 2009 in Health Conditions




Answer

Sea salt has the same amount of sodium as table salt, and so both would affect blood pressure in the same way.  Sea salt contains more trace minerals because it is unprocessed.  While the underlying mechanism of most high blood pressure involves sodium, excess sodium intake does not cause high blood pressure, except in salt-sensitive individuals.  The effect of salt on hypertension is extremely complex.  A low potassium intake is also related and may be ultimately more important.  Read more about salt and hypertension from the Guide to Heart Disease at About.com.


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