Salt is good for you health
Everyone has heard don’t eat too much salt. It is not good for you. Do you know why?
The medical establishment villainizes salt; however it makes no distinction between different types of salt.
The three types of salt available for purchase are Sea salt, table salt, Himalayan salt. Which is better for you?
We will start with the worst version of salt….
1. Table salt
This type of salt is what you should not be eating. Table salt is refined and has been stripped of all minerals. Advocates of traditional medicine believe that processed table salt is energetically dead, as its crystals are completely isolated from one another. For the body to metabolize chemical table salt, it must expend tremendous amounts of energy to keep the body in a state of optimum fluid balance.
The average American consumes 3,400 mg of sodium chloride a day, over 1,000 mg more than the recommended limit. The body cannot dispose of it in a natural, healthy way, which can lead to tissue irritation, water retention, and high blood pressure.
Table salt has all of its minerals removed, which would otherwise help to balance the blood pressure. Consequently, table salt causes gross blood pressure fluctuations, instead of stabilizing it. This well-known danger has created an entire industry of “low sodium” foods.
Processed foods are very high in sodium, but it is always in the form of table salt, artificial flavors, or flavor enhancers. In the ultimate heart-healthy irony, low sodium products often contain monosodium glutamate, a sodium-based excitotoxin that causes heart attacks in people who do not have enough magnesium. It is probably the most common reason for mysterious heart failures in young athletes, who simply fall-over dead at sporting events.
Salt is either found in rock form, where it is mined or free flowing in the ocean. Over 100 years ago salt used to only be found in rock form which had to be ground. In 1924, Morton’s Salt Company which controls most of the salt in the U.S., was required to add iodine to their salt at the request of the government. Table salt also contains additives to make it more free flowing. Ferrocyanide, talc, and silica aluminate are commonly included. Aluminum intake leads to neurological disorders, particularly when no selenium is provided to help the body to chelate it. Aluminum bio-accumulates inside the body, causing further degeneration over time. Talc is a known carcinogen, though its effects upon ingestion have not been heavily studied. While it was once used in baby powders, the majority of such products now use cornstarch instead of talc, because of the known health risks. The F.D.A. has a special provision to allow talc in table salt, even while it is prohibited in all other foods, due to toxicity issues. According to current regulations, table salt can be up to 2% talc.
Mineral deficiencies are partly responsible for the rising obesity epidemic. Obese people are invariably malnourished, and their bodies are starving, because regardless of how much they eat, they are not getting the minerals and nutrients that they need. The processed table salts and conventionally grown produce are a big part of the problems.
2. Sea Salt is better for you but……
Unadultered and unrefined sea salt is likely not harmful in moderate amounts. It contains selenium which helps to chelate toxic heavy metals from the body. It also contains boron which helps prevent osteoporosis and chromium which regulates blood sugar levels. It also contains one of the only safe sources for copper. Copper helps the body form new arteries when the main arteries are clogged. However, with the pollution of our seas, it may not be wise to consume too much sea salt. There is recent evidence that sea salt may contain amounts of micro plastics.
3. The healthiest forms of salt…. Wieliczka Salt and Himalayan salts
Now onto Himalayan salt, which is a type of rock salt best known for its striking pink color which comes from the natural presence of several trace minerals, including magnesium and iodine. Himalayan salt is unrefined and hand-mined from caves in northern Pakistan. Because it’s millions of years old and has sat untouched, many people believe that Himalayan crystal salt is a better option than standard table salt, which may contain toxins and pollutants
Himalayan salt helps to regulate water levels in the body, encourage healthy blood pressure, reduce appearance of aging, reduce cramps, promote sinus health, promote cellular energy balance, promote healthy sleep patterns, promote kidney and gallbladder health. It can also help boost your mood and provide a mental calmness since Himalayan salt is a natural negative ion generator.
Healthy salts make the body a hostile environment for pathogens, such as bacteria and parasites. Its specific toxicity to pathogenic life forms is why salt is so beneficial.
Perhaps you haven’t heard of salt therapy, but inhaling salt goes back to ancient times. In fact, the benefits of salt therapy were even noted in a book published in 1843 by Dr. Felix Boczkowski. Dr. Boczkowski, a physician at the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland, observed a curiously low incidence of respiratory conditions in salt miners.
Salt has antibacterial salt has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport.It also remove pathogens like airborne pollen and reduces lgE level (immune system over sensitivity).