Sea salt no healthier than table salt

Sea salt, which can be 19 times as expensive as its humbler cousin table salt, is no healthier because both kinds are overwhelmingly sodium chloride and is just a costlier way to damage your health, say researchers.

Kay Dilley, nutritionist at Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), said: `Sea salt costs up to 19 times more than table salt. For the 55 percent of you who buy sea salt, it might be worth switching to table salt to cut your grocery bills.`

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Sea salt, routinely endorsed by celebrity chefs because of its `natural and mineral content`, is a more costly way of damaging your health, says a study commissioned by CASH, reported the Daily Mail.

Graham MacGregor, professor at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and chairman of CASH, said: `It is disgraceful that chefs still encourage people to use so much sea and rock salt.

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