Health and Nutritional Benefits of Irish BioSalt
Irish BioSalt contains high levels of Iodine which is naturally occurring in Kelp, therefore, supplying the body with the recommended daily dose of this detoxifying mineral.
So not only does the salt taste just like ordinary salt, it is very low in sodium but high in Nutrients
Kelp is a natural source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, as well as minerals including zinc, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper and calcium. In fact it contains the highest natural concentration of calcium of any food – 10 times more than milk.
Iodine is a trace mineral vital for the operation of the thyroid gland which plays an important part in body development and metabolism. It combines with tyrosine – an amino acid – to create T3 and T4, thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism and other physiological functions throughout the body.
The Goodness of Kelp
A University of Newcastle study concluded that alginates – fibres within sea kelp – ‘significantly reduce fat digestion’ and absorption, much more so than most consumer slimming treatments.
The iodine content of kelp also has many benefits. A 2008 study showed that the form of iodine in kelp effectively removed free radicals – chemicals that accelerate ageing – from human blood cells.
Potassium foods counteract high sodium levels
Consuming enough potassium daily can counteract the harmful effects that sodium has on blood pressure. Today, people are not consuming enough potassium rich foods in their diet. To overcome this, search for foods rich in potassium. Foods like bananas, juices (pomegranate, orange, carrot), non-fat and low-fat yogurts, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.