What Makes Redmond Real Salt Delicious AND Nutritious? | Darryl Bosshardt

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INTRO TO EPISODE:

Hello, Health Investor!

Welcome back to another episode of The Health Investment Podcast!

If you know me at all—even if it’s through Instagram—you know I’m a huuuuge fan of Redmond Real Salt.

Why?

You’re about to find out!

On the Real Salt website, it reads:

There is a vast difference in the quality of salts on the market today. A quick glance at the ingredients label on most salts might surprise you! Many salts contain anti-caking agents and even dextrose (sugar). Others have been heat processed and stripped of their natural trace minerals. Real Salt brand sea salt on the other hand, is unrefined and full of natural minerals and flavor – the way salt was meant to be savored.”

Redmond Real Salt is the REAL deal, which is why I was SO excited that the grandson of the company’s founder—Darryl Bosshardt—agreed to chat with me.

Now, you may be thinking, “An episode on SALT? On The HEALTH Investment Podcast?? Isn’t salt something I should be avoiding?”

The answer to this question is nuanced, and Darryl and I definitely get into the topic. However, there’s an interesting article on healthline.com called “Is Salt Actually Bad For You?”

Right now, I wanna read a little excerpt:

There is some evidence showing that high salt intake may be associated with an increased risk of certain conditions like stomach cancer or high blood pressure.

Despite this, there are several studies showing that a reduced-salt diet may not actually decrease the risk of heart disease or death.

A large 2011 review made up of seven studies found that salt reduction had no effect on the risk of heart disease or death.

Another review with over 7,000 participants showed that reduced salt intake did not affect the risk of death and had only a weak association with the risk of heart disease.

However, the effect of salt on the risk of heart disease and death may vary for certain groups.

For example, one large study showed that a low-salt diet was associated with a reduced risk of death but only in overweight individuals.

Meanwhile, another study actually found that a low-salt diet increased the risk of death by 159% in those with heart failure.

Clearly, further research is needed to determine how decreasing salt intake may affect different populations.

But it’s safe to say that reducing salt intake does not automatically decrease the risk of heart disease or death for everyone.

Like I said—the answer is nuanced! Just like with any dietary change, it’s good to have a chat with your physician.

And it’s also important to consider the source. As mentioned—and as Darryl explains in the episode—not all salt is created equal. So, it may be best for you to avoid high-sodium packaged foods and table salt while still enjoying Real Salt. 

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Alright, it’s time to learn eeeeeeeverything you’ll ever need to know about salt…

MINUTE-BY-MINUTE BREAKDOWN OF THE EP:

6:01 | Darryl’s background; how he got into salt mining in the first place!

7:58 | Wait…isn’t salt bad for us??

11:46 | Why have many Americans been instructed to avoid sodium at all costs?

17:58 | When in the market for high-quality salt, what should we be looking for?

21:38 | What’s the different between sea salt and pink salt?

26:50 | What about salt substitutes? What’s even in those??

29:29 | Does Redmond Real Salt have iodine in it? Should we buy salt that’s “iodine fortified”?

35:16 | How much salt should most people be eating each day? How much is too much?

41:44 | The different “real salt” products Redmond currently sells


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