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Benefits of Sea Salt & Lemon

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author image Jill Corleone, RDN, LD
Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and lecturing on diet and health for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Diabetes Self-Management and in the book "Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation," edited by John R. Bach, M.D. Corleone holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition.
Benefits of Sea Salt & Lemon
Use small amounts of sea salt with lots of lemon to flavor food. Photo Credit Marina Lohrbach/iStock/Getty Images

Both sea salt and lemon add a lot of flavor to your food without a lot of calories. While lemon juice is a healthier choice, sea salt offers benefits that make it a better choice than your usual table salt.

Benefits of Sea Salt

When it comes to sodium content, there's no difference between sea salt and table salt; they're both high in sodium, with more than 2,000 milligrams per teaspoon. Due to its mineral content, sea salt adds a bit more flavor than regular table salt. This factor, combined with the larger crystals in sea salt, may help you use less overall salt, which might reduce your sodium intake.

Benefits of Lemon

Lemon juice offers more than just flavor to your food; it's also an excellent source of vitamin C, meeting more than 30 percent of your daily needs in the juice of one lemon. As an antioxidant, the vitamin C in the lemon juice may reduce your risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, by protecting your cells from free radical damage. Vitamin C also supports skin health, promotes wound healing and is good for your immune system.

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