It seems that today we are told to be wary of a lot of foods and their ingredients, often to the point that we don’t know what’s good or bad anymore. Salt is an ingredient that has gained a bad reputation in the past years, however many people don’t realise how vital good quality, unrefined salt is for our health.
What kind of salt should you be avoiding? Refined salt such as table salt and iodised salt, not only do they go through intense refining processes, they also have anti-caking agents, excessive additives and bleaching agents.
What kind of salt should you be including? Sea salt, rock salt, Himalayan pink salt, providing they are raw and unfiltered – as we lose natural salt through perspiration and urination throughout the day these are great ways to replenish what is lost.
Other benefits of natural salt:
– They contain trace minerals & electrolytes (which assist in enzyme production, adrenal & thyroid function)
– Allows the body to reach a balance of water of inside and outside cells
– Reduces muscle cramps & lowers water retention
Natural salt is great to add to filtered water to ensure you are getting the good trace elements that filtration removes, however make sure to check the packaging as a lot of products are advertised as natural even after going through refining processes.
Remember to add everything to your diet in moderation and even if you are having natural salt be sure to not overdo it.