Like carbohydrate, fat and protein consumption, salt consumption is surrounded with controversy. The medical community generally believes that over-consumption of salt leads to high blood pressure and increased chances of heart disease. Indeed there are an incredible number of studies to suggest this is the case however, most of this research is done on refined salt, not natural unprocessed sea salts. As you are about to discover, these are two VERY different things. All you need to know about the health benefits of salt and why I opted to swap it, not stop it, is revealed below.