Wait....why? We take pride in ensuring that our spice blends are as healthy as possible. We have directed people to switch from table salt, which is a processed product, to sea salt, which is a mined naturally occurring product.
In our haste to share healthier practices, and with further research, we found that the iodine in table salt is necessary for thyroid health. Sea salt does not contain iodine and those that use it exclusively should periodically return to iodine enriched salt especially if their diet is not rich in naturally occurring iodine.
So we pondered and researched. We thought it irresponsible to ask those seeking a healthier path to eating and health, to return to a product that is not healthy. We have decided to add iodine into our sea salt products by adding powdered sea kelp (seaweed).
Health Benefits of Kelp Powder
1) Excellent Source of Iodine:
Organic kelp powder is packed with iodine, a trace element most commonly found in plants and animals that live in the sea. Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones, which help the body use energy efficiently and are also necessary for brain development. Eating foods rich in iodine can promote metabolism and support cognitive function. An iodine deficiency can result in fatigue, cold extremities, weight gain, and in severe cases, brain damage or goiter.
2) Natural Detox:
Kelp powder helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Kelp contains fibrous compounds like algin which absorb toxins and heavy metals in the digestive tract so that they can be safely removed from your system. This prevents the re-absorption of toxins back into the bloodstream.
3) More Mighty Minerals:
Apart from being an iodine powerhouse, organic kelp powder is also a rich source of calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium. Calcium and magnesium work together to build and support healthy bones. Iron helps deliver oxygen-rich blood cells throughout the body, and potassium regulates blood sugar and blood pressure levels.