We have been brainwashed in this country to believe that eating salt is bad. Well, that is true in some ways, but the truth is that its the kind of salt that we are talking about. Most all restaurants, processed foods, already prepared packaged, frozen or boxed foods, etc. are using an non-iodized salt-which is the wrong type. Our bodies desperately need iodine and since it has been removed from processed salt, we are losing out.
So that being said, don’t be afraid of using unprocessed Celtic Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt Crystals or if need be, Iodized Morton’s Salt (definitely not the best choice). You would get better benefits from buying the unprocessed salt crystals because they have added natural minerals your body needs as well.
The Chart below outlines from Dr. Joseph Mercola all the benefits we reap from using the good iodized, mineralized natural unprocessed salt:
Being a major component of your blood plasma, lymphatic fluid, extracellular fluid, and even amniotic fluid Carrying nutrients into and out of your cells, and helping maintain your acid-base balance Increasing the glial cells in your brain, which are responsible for creative thinking and long-term planning. Both sodium and chloride are also necessary for the firing of neurons
Maintain and help regulate blood pressure Helping your brain communicate with your muscles, so that you can move on demand via sodium-potassium ion exchange Supporting the function of you adrenal glands, which produce dozens of vital hormones
Unrefined natural salt is important to many biological processes, however, for every gram of excess sodium chloride that your body has to neutralize, it uses up 23 grams of cellular water. Cellular water in the cells is important to protect from free-radical, disease and aging, so eating too much common processed salt will cause fluid to accumulate in your tissues, which may contribute to:
- Unsightly cellulite
- Rheumatism, arthritis and gout
- Kidney and gall bladder stones
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
For an inexpensive, easy form of good salt, buy Trader Joe’s Pink Himalayan Salt Crystals in its own grinder container!
Courtesy of Natural Nutrition Adivsor.