Nutrition science is probably one of the most divisive topics in the health and wellness field. This is due to the fact that there are certain corporate interests that stand to gain from us eating certain foods. These interests often provide funding for scientific studies to be performed. This however is a conflict of interest.
Salt is one of those topics where flawed nutritional science and understanding are applied.
In this conversation with Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio, he explains the importance of salt, where we went wrong with the recommendations to the public. In his book, The Salt Fix, he goes into depth regarding the mechanisms of why salt is important and makes a very strong case for consuming ample amounts of it.
It is important to know that regular table salt is actually highly processed. It contains only two minerals, sodium, and chloride. It often also contains fillers and sometimes is also bleached.
When choosing which salt to take, it is important to go for unrefined salt from a pristine source to ensure high amounts of trace minerals and elements and avoid possible contaminants.
It is safe to say that Dr. James DiNicolantonio literally wrote the book on salt and it would benefit any medical professional to acquaint themselves with the evidence and arguments presented, so they may give up-to-date recommendations to their patients.