White table salt is composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl). Refined and iodized table salt is highly refined, meaning it is filled with additives like aluminum hydroxide, sodium ferro cyanide, calcium phosphate, stearic acid, all designed to keep salt from clumping and to give it the white color we are used to seeing in our shaker.
There are many types of sodium and labels lists each ingredient by weight. By the time you add up all the different ways sodium can be added to the food you are buying, you may be way over the amount your body needs to function.
“Hidden” sources of sodium may include: baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, monosodium glutamate, sodium benzoate, sodium saccharin and sodium nitrate.
Read your labels and know what you are bringing home for your table.
Here’s a link to an earlier blog on Salt for more information: http://legacyperformwell.com/2010/06/30/salt-by-claudia-zelazny-and-scott-herrera/