Is Celtic Sea Salt Good for High lood Pressure? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Celtic sea salt is not good for high blood pressure. Because it has sodium chloride and it can raise your blood pressure if you consume too much of it.

High blood pressure is a condition that affects your heart and blood vessels.

In high blood pressure, your blood exerts too much force against the walls of your arteries, which can damage them and increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and vision loss.

One of the key factors in managing high blood pressure is diet.

What you consume can affect your sodium and potassium levels, which can impact your blood pressure and overall health.

To effectively manage high blood pressure, you should consume potassium-rich foods like bananas, potatoes, spinach and beans and avoid sodium-rich foods like processed meats, canned soups, salty snacks and table salt.

Now, Celtic sea salt is a type of unrefined salt that is harvested from the coastal areas of France and other regions.

People usually use it as a seasoning or a finishing salt for their dishes.

Celtic sea salt is not good for high blood pressure because it contains sodium chloride, which can raise your blood pressure if you consume too much of it.

Celtic sea salt has about 33% sodium by weight, which is slightly lower than table salt, which has about 40% sodium.

However, this difference is not significant enough to make Celtic sea salt a healthy alternative.

Celtic sea salt also contains trace minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium, which are beneficial for blood pressure regulation.

However, these minerals are present in very small amounts, and you can get them from other food sources more easily and abundantly.

Furthermore, Celtic sea salt is a salt and salt is bad for high blood pressure.

Because, salt increases the amount of fluid in your body, which puts more pressure on your blood vessels and your heart.

That’s why I suggest you limit your Celtic sea salt intake to avoid raising your blood pressure and causing other health problems.

Stick to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, which is about one teaspoon of salt.

More than that can cause fluid retention, swelling, headache, dizziness and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Also, you shouldn’t use Celtic sea salt if you have kidney disease or take certain medications that affect your sodium and potassium balance.

Because, Celtic sea salt can worsen your condition and interfere with your treatment.

You can buy Celtic sea salt in some health food stores or online.

Always choose a reputable brand that has a certificate of analysis and a quality guarantee.

Because, some sea salts may be contaminated with heavy metals, microplastics or other impurities.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing high blood pressure effectively.

I always recommend my high blood pressure patients to follow a high blood pressure-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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