The dangers of Table Salt

I grew up in a household where salt and pepper were not a regular feature on the dining table. In fact, I’d go a step further and say that they weren’t even a feature during the cooking process!

However, salt is an important element in keeping the proper mineral balance in practically all of the earth’s living creatures from the Himalayan rock mountains, to the depths of the oceans floor, salt is a beautiful and necessary mineral.

Every cell in our body needs salt. Our bodies rely on salt to keep good bone density, proper circulation and stabilised blood sugar levels. But how could something so wonderful and natural become a poison?

I’m always baffled when people throw salt on their food without even tasting it first – but even more baffled when the type of salt they are using is “Table Salt”.

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While similar to naturally occurring rock, crystal, or sea salt, Table salt merely mimics the taste of these elements. Table salt is a manufactured form of sodium called Sodium Chloride.

Table salt is created by taking natural salt and cooking it at 1200° Fahrenheit. Once the unprocessed salt is heated up to this temperature, it starts to lose the majority of the eighty important elements that are naturally occurring.

Table salt has synthetic chemicals added to them. These chemicals include everything from manufactured forms of sodium solo-co-aluminate, iodide, sodium bicarbonate, fluoride, anti-caking agents, toxic amounts of potassium iodide and aluminium derivatives. It may come as a shock, but most Table salt is not only unhealthy, but can sometimes be toxic. It is also highly addictive and the more the body becomes used to the high levels of fake sodium, the more it craves it.

So how does Table salt damage our health?

Firstly, it can cause a rise in blood pressure because the blood is attempting to move the toxic elements rapidly away from the heart. Excessive Table salt can also cause water retention and many chronic imbalances such as diabetes, gout and obesity. It is hard on both the circulatory system and nervous system and wreaks havoc on the delicate balance of the lymph system in the body and even major nervous system disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Where is it found?

Table salt is found in most supermarkets and on the tables in most restaurants. It is also found in astronomical amounts in processed and packaged foods.

What is a better alternative?

The first is Sea Salt. Sea salt contains 72 essential elements that our bodies need to support at least 22 vital functions.

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And second and most healthiest choice is Himalayan crystal salt – This salt is hand-extracted, hand-washed from the Himalayan or Andes mountains. It contains 84 minerals and trace elements. Pink salt is without environmental impact. It is absolutely pure, pristine, totally natural, unrefined, pollutant free and the most complete salt available. It is identical in minerals to the ancient primal ocean with all the minerals and trace elements our body requires, because it is from the same origin our bodies have evolved.

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Himalayan salts regulate the water content throughout your body and in conjunction with water, Himalayan salts regulate blood pressure, increase hydration and improve circulation. It promotes healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells. It supports respiratory health, sinus health, bone strength, vascular health and libido. It naturally promotes sleep and prevents muscle cramping.

As if that isn’t enough, Himalayan salts also aid in the absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.

Please use salt with awareness…..