Saturday, 22 December 2012

You can't live without it.

This ingredient is found almost everywhere you go.
It is a nutrient necessary for good health.
It helps regulate the amount of water that's absorbed in and around your cells.
If we didn't consume enough of it, it would be difficult to maintain healthy blood pressure, and could compromise good brain and heart health.


The Weston A Price Foundation states that the whole impact on sodium chloride negatively affecting your blood pressure is actually...a myth. His studies found that most people that significantly reduced their salt intake didn't notice much of a difference in their blood pressure.  Only a small number noticed a slight drop, and in most, there was no change at all.

Now that's interesting.

Did you know that it could be a negative thing to give up salt altogether?

Studies have shown that groups that majorly reduced their salt intake began to struggle with:

  • hypertension
  • insulin resistance
  • memory loss 
  • metabolic syndrome (a condition that includes obesity, and risk of heart disease and diabetes)

However, those that only modestly reduced their intake noticed a  positive change in the health of their heart.

Price found that in his studies, that 1.3 teaspoons of salt a day are actually a good amount. He discusses how salt intake, even in the 1800's was around the same amount it is today, which is about the right amount we should be getting (anywhere from 1.5-3 teaspoons a day) and puts us at the lowest risk of these diseases.

Lesson of the day: Understand that some salt is actually good for you. A certain kind that is.

Table salt is the worst kind of salt and has added chemicals. It is usually 2.5% chemicals like iodine, and sometimes fluoride. Check out this Doctor's take on salt.
Natural salt is better for you because it's got other necessary minerals in it like phosphorous. You should also get the unrefined kind. Himalayan Pink Sea Salt is said to regulate water in your body, promote sinus health, prevent muscle cramps, help with bone strength, regulate sleep, and regulates guessed it, blood pressure.

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt has 84 minerals and trace elements, and is believed to be the most purest form of salt.  You can get Himalayan Pink Sea Salt at the Bulk Barn!

Give it a try sometime.

Til next time,  Merry Christmas, and stay healthy ya'll! 

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1 comment:

  1. Most purest, eh? ;) My daughter gave me Himalayan pink salt for my birthday and we use it all the time. It's healthy, and pretty too!