Curious or concerned about the differences between unrefined natural sea salt vs. processed iodized table salt? Good for you for taking the time to understand which one is actually good for you! There has been quite a bit of misinformation over the past several years about salts and excess sodium in our diets. Yes, it's important to be vigilant, but the vilification of all salt is very misguided. "All salts are NOT equal in terms of origin, chemistry, crystal structure, biological effects — or even flavor!"
Read these articles to understand the risks and benefits of sea salt vs. processed salts. Also keep in mind that for those who do a lot of cadio exercise and sweat profusely, rehydrating and replenishing electrolytes is key for muscle recovery.
This is one of the clearest articles I've read about the direct link between growth hormones administered to animals to plump them up and the resulting weight gain in humans from eating those animals and/or the products they produce (eggs, milk...) When trying to lose weight, it's not just how much you eat and what you eat, it's also critical to consider what has gone into what you eat!!!
I highly recommend limiting all meat, egg, and dairy consumption to products that have NOT been treated with growth hormones. Organic grass-fed beef/milk/cheese, free-range chicken & eggs--real, natural, like what our great grandparents used to eat.
Shopping at a place like Whole Foods takes a lot of the guess work out of grocery shopping because you can rest assured that none of the items on their shelves have been hopped up on hellacious hormones.