Table salt is consumed by us in very high quantities because it is found in almost all processed food, plus most of us use it to flavor our food. Table salt is not the same as the salt we find in nature. Salt made by nature is widely known as sodium. The table salt we buy at stores is usually sodium chloride. Table salt is processed; therefore, some of its nutrients are stripped away. During the processing stage, dozens of hazardous chemicals are added to the salt. Most salts in conventional stores are also cleansed with bleach which is why it is white in color. Some salt may be created by using crude oil extract.
As stated at DHerbs.com.
This salt that’s being consumed today is really nothing but crude oil extract – a gift from the Rockefeller-owned petroleum industry. When oil workers are digging for oil in the earth, the digging leaves a flaky residue. Piles of it! It would actually cost the petroleum or oil industry millions of dollars to dispose of this toxic waste product, but the Rockefellers bribed the food industry and the federal government into allowing them to convert it (crude oil extract) into a chemical food additive called table salt. So instead of losing millions of dollars by dumping this waste product, the Rockefellers and their oil industry actually make or profit million of dollars.
Table salt has been linked to many diseases, especially high blood pressure. The relationship between high blood pressure and salt is a debate that researchers are still battling today. Independent studies not funded by the salt industry have done studies showing that there is a significant link to high blood pressure and high consumption of table salt. The human body operates the best when all of its system is balanced. When we eat too much salt, it changes the chemistry in our bodies. For example, when our blood becomes too salty, its concentration of water is less than what is in our cells, causing water to leave the interior of cells. This can starve cells of water and in extreme cases, kill them.
For a healthier alternative to table salt, sea salt is recommended by many health experts. Avoid the iodized sea salt and bleached sea salt. Himalayan and celtic sea salt are two good choices. “You can tell real sea salt from fake sea salt by putting some in a glass of water and letting it sit overnight. Real sea salt dissolves! Fake sea salt does not.”