The salt bays in the Guerande marshes near St. Nazaire in Brittany are the last haven of an ancient traditional craft dating back over 1,000 years. A century ago Brittany supplied half of France with salt, a figure that has dwindled to half a percent. Almost all of that is the delicious unrefined grey sea salt, beloved of the leading French chefs and bakers. A tiny amount of the harvest, like cream on top of the milk is the Fleur de Sel.
The media and medical system have told you that avoiding salt will help you live longer. The prevailing viewpoint is that salt is a general poison, like alcohol and tobacco. Salt has been vilified as the great devil at the dinner table. Even the health food industry has gone along with this one.
But if you think about it – this makes no sense. Our cells all contain salt. We sweat salt. Our tears contain salt. Our blood is salty. If we don’t eat salt, where will it come from?
The question should not be “Do we need salt”. We absolutely do. We cannot live without it. The questions should be “What kind of salts are good and bad for us?”.
There are basically three kinds of salt:
1) Sodium Chloride. Normal table salt. This is toxic and bad for your health, as you have been told.
2) So called "sea salt". This should be good for you but unfortunately it has been processed and many of the valuable minerals removed. It's not much better than normal table salt.
3) "Celtic Sea Salt" or "hand-harvested, sun-dried sea salt". This is SUPER GOOD FOR YOU! And delicious! We NEED salt - REAL salt. Our bodies thrive if given essential minerals every day. Unrefined salt - no processing; no additives; dried by the sun and the wind!
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