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Our Bodies Actually Need Salt!

Our Bodies Actually Need Salt!

Our bodies need salt to survive and function properly. All warm blooded animals must have salt to live. The human brain and spine are in a bath of salt water called cerebrospinal fluid. This salt water circulates throughout the brain and spinal cord. We all spent approximately nine months in our mother’s womb floating in salt water (amniotic fluid). Our tears are salty and we sweat salt. Salt is what makes our bones hard, not the calcium. Twenty-seven percent of our body’s salt is located in our bones. If our body requires more salt, it borrows it from our bones, making the bones thinner, softer and brittle. For so long we have all been told to cut back on salt. But without enough of the right kind of salt, we may do more damage than good!

The everyday salt most people consume is called sodium chloride. This salt is refined and it goes into processed foods and sits on most restaurant tables. Refined means the naturally occurring complex of nutrients is stripped from it and what is left is a toxic chemical that only resembles natural salt in its taste and texture. It is not good for you as it contains no other minerals other than sodium, which leads to an imbalance of salts in your body if you eat it. There are all sorts of important mineral salts and they all need to balance each other out — magnesium, potassium, calcium and so on.

According to David Brownstein's book ‘Salt: Your Way to Health’, the right kind of salt helps with high blood pressure, adrenal disorders, headaches, immune system problems, fatigue and thyroid disorders. The secret is in the minerals that are found in sea salt and not found in refined salt. The combination of water and salt in the body are needed for metabolism, detoxification, hormonal and nervous function and transportation of nutrients. The right kind of salt is good for us and our body needs it to function!

Toss that refined salt out of your kitchen and switch to natural sea salt. It is an easy switch, tastes the same or even better and by adding it to your food you can make a tremendous difference for your health.

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