December 14, 2016, Information

Relax..salt is good for you

For those of you suffering through bland, unsalted meals because you think salt is bad, I have some great news – the right type of salt is actually good for you! Here are 6 reasons why. But first..let’s define the right type of salt. The best salt is unrefined and unprocessed, meaning all the trace minerals are left intact. Himalayan crystal salt is the one we use and stock here at Cleanse. It’s a very pure salt that’s produced with minimal processing.

1. The idea that salt contributes to high blood pressure has never been scientifically supported. A study in The American Journal of Medicine, 2006 http://www.realsalt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/American-Journal-of-Med-Full-Article-Sodium-Intake-and-Mortality.pdf indicates that there is a 37% greater risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in participants who’s sodium intake was less that 2300mg(recommended daily intake) compared with those who consumed more.

2. Salt helps your body maintain proper stomach pH. To breakdown food effectively the stomach needs the right amount of hydrochloric acid. Having the correct stomach pH is crucial for proper mineral absorption and reduced indigestion and acid reflux. Contrary to popular belief, acid reflux is often due to a lack of acid rather than excess. This article will explain more http://empoweredsustenance.com/heal-low-stomach-acid-naturally/

3. Salt inhibits the growth of candida and unfriendly bacteria.

4. Salt helps to regulate blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity. Studies have shown that low salt diets activates the renin-angiotensin- aldosterone and sympathetic nervous systems, both of which can increase insulin resistance http://www.metabolismjournal.com/article/S0026-0495(10)00329-X/abstract

5. Salt improves sleep by suppressing stress hormones, namely adrenalin. If you’re waking up between 2-4am, it could be because of an adrenalin spike. Try a pinch of salt on the tongue.

6. Salt supports thyroid function by reducing stress hormones. Cortisol is a stress hormone that inhibits thyroid function but salt reduces circulating cortisol.




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