Do you know the truth about salt?
I didn't for a long time, and I believed the warnings about too much salt being unhealthy.
But there is another side to this story...
We all know that our bodies are made up mostly of water, but did you know that it's actually salt water -very similar to the ocean?
That's why when you get sick, you often receive a saline or salt water solution directly into your bloodstream.
Salt is actually essential to life:
It is necessary to retain hydration
It is key to carrying babies to term
It regulates blood sugar (important for diabetics not to have LOW salt intake)
It contributes to a healthy thyroid because of naturally-occurring iodine
It acts as an antihistamine
It is even a sleep aid! (A few grains in a glass of water before bed helps you sleep more soundly.)
Nutritionally, there are three main categories of salt worth exploring:
The common white salt you're use to. Table salt is only sodium and chloride, usually mined from rock salt or seawater. It then has the other naturally-occurring minerals stripped from it, which are then often sold to vitamin companies at a premium price.
This refining results in a bitter taste, which is one of the reasons for the fillers- including dextrose (good old corn sugar). Anti-caking agents are also usually added, and it's sprayed with synthetic iodine to make up for the minerals that have been taken out.
Any anti-caking agent serves to prevent absorption of water, which defeats salt's purpose to help our bodies retain water/stay hydrated.
The label “sea salt” is more of a marketing campaign strategy to convince people to pay a higher price for a “health food” than a helpful statement of truth.
Since all sodium chloride ultimately came from a sea at some point, all salt is technically "sea salt."
The common white "sea salt" is sold for 2-3x the price of iodized table salt and is refined in a similar way to table salt, again removing most of the minerals in the process. White sea salt is not healthier than table salt, and is lacking the iodine that your body needs,
UNREFINED SEA SALT
The only real choice!
Harvested sea salt that is not refined actually has 84 different minerals in it (instead of 2).
As usual, when we take something out of a natural food product, we end up with problems. The mineral balance God created in unrefined salt is key. That should not surprise us at all. Unrefined salt will usually be colorful, with shades of pink, brown, or grey, depending on the source. Much actually looks like sand!!
It's important to see the words, “vital mineral blend” on the salt you choose.
This information actually turns everything said about salt upside down.
However, doctors are right when they say too much salt is bad, but that's because most salt found on the shelves in most stores is the wrong salt!!
Sadly, even as educated as they are, they don't know to tell us that the right kind of salt is actually good for us!!
So, my dinner tonight is gonna be a bowl of popped sorghum cooked in coconut oil and sprinkled generously with my vital mineral blend salt!!
Have a happy and health-filled day!!
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."