Due to leg cramping at night, I added Morton's Lite Salt to my diet at the suggestion of a question here on Paleohacks. It contains potassium and magnesium. However, that's not all it contains: it also includes some other additives including dextrose.
Specifically, the ingredients list is: Salt, potassium chloride, calcium silicate, magnesium carbonate, dextrose, and potassium iodide.
Thoughts? Are these harmful?
asked byLariaz (111)
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on August 20, 2013
at 04:04 PM
LOL, dextrose. Dextrose is just another name for glucose, plain and simple. For where it is in the list, it's probably a miniscule amount per serving, even if you have to watch your sugar intake. However, why, why, why do we need to sweeten our salt?!
The rest of the stuff are fairly benign for food additive chemicals; then again, I don't eat them. Put it this way: if you regularly consume iodized salt, the other ingredients shouldn't bug you much. If you make a point to stick to uniodized sea-salt, you probably want to avoid this product.
It's the potassium chloride that makes the salt lite. Since we (arguably stupidly) only tend to track sodium nutritionally, other salts like potassium chloride don't up the sodium levels, but they are salt just as much as NaCl is salt.