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Feb 21

Food For Thought: Himalayan Crystal Salt

Do you take a multivitamin? If so, would you be willing to swap it for something more natural and perhaps cheaper?

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When eating a paleo or primal diet, there is little room for processed foods thus a low intake of sodium. Plus the hard cold facts on the idea of consuming salt/sodium is bad for your health is yet to be proven. Physiology clearly demonstrates that salt intake is managed by the healthy body itself (kidneys) and research indicates that a low-salt diet can actually be bad for us. A low sodium diet can activate the rennin-angiotensin system and the sympathetic nervous system, increase in insulin resistance and cause overt hydration.(1). Therefore, it is important to have some sodium in your diet and today’s post is to persuade you to go the extra mile to swap regular iodized table salt for the pink Himalayan Crystal salt. Here are a few selling points to ponder on how Himalayan Salt can be beneficial (table salt cannot hold a candle to this):

  • Regulates fluid balance
  • Promotes a healthy pH balance
  • Promotes blood sugar regularity
  • Supportes respiratory health and muscle cramps
  • Promoting sinus health
  • Promotes bone health and skin health
  • Regulates sleep
  • Supports sex drive
  • Regulates blood pressure in conjuction with water
  • Slows the processes of aging

Himalayan Crystal Salt has 80 plus minerals and elements including: potassium, calcium and magnesium (2).. So what do you think? Ideally I use Himalayan Crystal Salt in all of my cooking (when needed) and in my homemade nut butters. Side note, homemade macadamia nut butter is my new favorite thing. Oh my goodness is it good. Overall I have always salted my food; well have tried not to, but now table salt does not taste good to me. Himalayan Salt has a different taste and a much better one. Make the change and let me know how you go. I hope this information offered some new knowledge for you. Cheers to you and good health! 1. Harrison RA, Edwards R. Was Sid the slug worth GBP4 million? A population perspective or policy based evidence. 2. Frezenius Institute in Europe

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  1. See You Later Hypertension » Paleo Infused

    […] vigilance in this space. I think overall sodium claims are blown out of proportion and certainly, I strongly advise the use of Himalayan sea salt. Overall, individuals need to self-assess how salt makes them feel. If the consumption of salt […]

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