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The battle of the salts: Table or sea?

saltsWhat’s the difference between sea salt and table salt, you might ask? While sea salt has grown in popularity due to its crunchy texture and strong flavor, when it comes to the one item that affects our hearts the most—sodium content—it’s no different than ordinary table salt. Despite popular belief—61 percent of people surveyed by the American Heart Association (AHA) believe that sea salt has less and is therefore healthier—both sea salt and table salt contain 40 percent sodium.

So if you’re unsure which to choose, it really comes come down to a matter of taste. Either way, the AHA recommends a daily intake of no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium.