This is a great article that should convince us that it really is time to give up the fast and processed food. I always think of the unhealthy fat and calories being the biggest problem, but now there is evidence that the salt found in these foods is linked to autoimmune diseases(MS, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more). Here is just an excerpt from the article on the True Activist site. I have also included a link if you are interested in reading the entire article. It does a great job of explaining why processed salt is not such a good choice for our health.
“Refined, processed and bleached salts are the problem. Salt is critical to our health and is the most readily available nonmetallic mineral in the world. Our bodies are not designed to processed refined sodium chloride since it has no nutritional value. However, when a salt is filled with dozens of minerals such as in rose-coloured crystals of Himalayan rock salt or the grey texture of Celtic salt, our bodies benefit tremendously for their incorporation into our diet.
“These mineral salts are identical to the elements of which our bodies have been built and were originally found in the primal ocean from where life originated,” argues Dr Barbara Hendel, researcher and co-author of Water & Salt, The Essence of Life. “We have salty tears and salty perspiration. The chemical and mineral composition of our blood and body fluids are similar to sea water. From the beginning of life, as unborn babies, we are encased in a sack of salty fluid.”
Peace and Greens, Melissa