Not all sources of salt are the same. Refined salt can kill
you; mineral rich, natural salt heals you and is, in moderation, essential to
Among other things, salt is important for:
- Salty body fluids like amniotic fluid, blood, lymphatic
fluid, and the fluid surrounding the cells.
- Carrying nutrients into the cells.
- Regulating blood pressure.
- Regulation of nerve impulses.
- Healthy adrenal and thyroid glands.
Unrefined Sea Salt
Contains as many as 92 trace elements including:
- Sodium regulates body fluids and nerve and
muscular function, and is vital to digestion and metabolism
- Calcium is needed for strong bones and a strong
- Magnesium is necessary for bone formation, sugar
metabolism, muscle relaxation, nervous system and brain development, and
absorption of vitamin C and calcium.
- Iodine helps with production of thyroid
hormones, healthy breast tissue and a strong immune system.
- Phosphorus is essential for nerve and brain
- Vanadium is needed for tooth calcification,
toning heart and nervous systems, and reducing cholesterol.
Refined Table Salt:
- Contains anti-caking agents that upset the fluid balance
in your body.
- Contributes to high blood pressure.
- Results in cells that dry out and die too soon.
- Has had the trace minerals removed.
- In excess, increases appetite and decreases bone
- Contains added iodine, which has reduced the incidence
of goiter but has increased hypothyroidism.
been processed at high temperatures that change the structure of the salt so
that the body has trouble using it.
Talk to your health care provider:
- If you crave salt – this may indicate thyroid or adrenal
- If you have kidney problems – you may have to be careful
of total sodium in your diet.
The daily need for natural, unrefined salt is approximately
½ to 1 teaspoon a day. For most people, it is sufficient to salt your food until
it tastes right to you.
Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor,
how shall it be seasoned?