Ordinary table salt comes from salt mines and is usually refined until it is pure sodium chloride; whereas, sea salt is harvested from the sea and is typically less refined. But the sodium content of each is essentially the same. One advantage of sea salt is that some people may use a little less because of its courser texture. As with any salt, use it in moderation and aim for no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium in your diet daily.
For information contact sports and lifestyle nutritionist Julie Fortenberry, LDN, RD, at 504.457.3100 at The Fitness Principle with Mackie Shilstone at East Jefferson General Hospital, or go to www.ejgh.org/thefitnessprinciple.