VIDEO: Here’s what we always get wrong about salt

2:28 p.m Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Atlanta health, diet and fitness news
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Most of the salt in our diets is in our food before we even get it.

Many believe having a healthy diet means minimizing your salt intake. While that holds some truth, there are a few misconceptions about the spice that might surprise you. 

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According to nutritionist Andy Bellati, many think sea salt or pink Himalayan salt is healthier than table salt. However, that’s not true. 

He also dispelled the myth that sweet-tasting foods aren’t loaded with tons of sodium. They can be. For example, a typical store-bought muffin has about the same amount of salt as 10 chicken nuggets.

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Curious about a few other facts? Take at look at Business Insider’s video below for the full explanation.