Salt

We apparently have the same amount of salt in our veins as the amount of salt in our oceans. Its actually a vital ingredient that keeps you alive. Too much is harmful, but so it too little as salt regulates blood pressure, generates electricity in your body, clears mucus, helps absorb nutrients, helps reduce stress in your body and acts like antihistamine. Over time, we have come to abuse salt by having too much of it, because it is something that makes you crave the food you are eating.

The Food and Drug Administration recommends that you consume about 2500 mgs of salt a day. This is not a whole lot. However, as with the entire approach of wellness and eating right, the type of salt that you consume does matter. The salt we generally consume is table salt which is processed and made in a factory and contains iodine which is something that humans need. However, experts recommend having sea salt, other that that which comes from the Dead Sea as it has too much bromide, or Himalayan Salt. Himalayan salt in particular is a natural salt which retains a lot of trace minerals which are good for you. One of the challenges of consuming natural salt is that it may not contain iodine. However, iodine can be made a part of your diet from the vegetables you are eating which have iodine from the soil or even in the form of a natural supplement.

A lot of the foods that you eat contain way too much salt in them and you need to study the nutritional information especially on packaged foods to completely understand how much salt you or your child may be having. There are foods that contain fifty percent of your daily requirement in one single serving and you can easily end up having too much in the day. Processed foods unfortunately are big culprits of adding too much salt.

Personally I am switching to Himalayan Salt after my research but we all have to find our own truth.