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    Question Redmond salt vs. Celtic salt vs. local sea salt....

    I used to cook with Kosher salt, and then started using Celtic salt, and now am onto Redmond Salt (yes, the same kind you get for the ponies!)

    They do have *very* subtle differences when cooking...

    but my question is, are there *really* any benefits to the trace minerals? Or is that just hype?
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    Ah, well, I do like the Redmond salt (a product of Utah!)- I assume you have the 'human' packaged stuff available where you are?

    I do use kosher salt to cook too. Subtly different flavors as you noted.

    Yeah- minerals do make a difference and do have benefits in the 'right' amounts.



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    I loff salt. I loff Redmond salt. I have my own shaker of it that I let my family share.. sometimes... when they've been really nice..
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    The Redmond is actually kind of mild, IMO. But I DO like it.

    I tend to use coarse sea salt for cooking, and Redmond for eating.

    Haven't had Kosher around since I got into the Sea Salt thing.

    Some thought I was nuts, but when I was doing Atkins (lost 50lbs, then another 20 on low carb but not Atkins) sometimes I would crave soooo bad, and if you just suck on a piece of sea salt, that's all you REALLY wanted. <shrugs>
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    I think that cravings are our bodies telling us they REALLY NEED something. Going by that, and the sea salt satisfying, seems to say that, yes, they have enough minerals. I also wondered if the minerals were significant, and that 'voice inside' said YES!!! BUY SOME!!!



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    I really do love salt and never seem to experience any of the side effects everyone says I will...

    I hardly cook w/it at all because my sense of "enough" is really not right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsong View Post
    I think that cravings are our bodies telling us they REALLY NEED something. Going by that, and the sea salt satisfying, seems to say that, yes, they have enough minerals. I also wondered if the minerals were significant, and that 'voice inside' said YES!!! BUY SOME!!!
    For the most part I think this is true.. hence why I eat so much salt...

    but this is funny/bad. Last year when Mr. EqT took the kids to France for a month, my MIL decided that my daughter should eat whatever she wanted, using the above theory. So LMEqT ate yogurt and candy for the two weeks that Mr. EqT was skiing and then from what I can figure out, probably for the better part of the rest of the time.

    She was SO SICK by the time she got home. She never really recovered and then she got mono and missed a large part of kindergarten. When she got her first pony, she was too sick to ride it. It was awful! It took a good 9 months to get her healthy again.

    So last night at dinner my MIL starts talking about how people should just eat what they want, because their body knows what it needs.. and I look at my husband and he is looking at my daughter who is looking at me.. and we all start laughing...

    maybe you had to be there!
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    I get it.

    I use a ton of it. Lately my craving has been salt, pepper & ketchup. Which is odd for me.

    But I have *perfect* blood pressure. Which is nuts for a fat, middle aged cop/dispatcher/security officer.
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