Current messages about salt intake can be confusing.
If you have any kind of heart issue, you should consult with your doctor before making any changes. That being said, I would like you to know about some of the real benefits of new salts that are in stores.
Unrefined salt is mined from the earth instead of the sea and is believed to be untainted by environmental toxins since it was deposited there long before humans manufactured pollutants. Called by many names, usually depending on the mining location, these salts provide a rich source of many important trace minerals. Two of the more common ones are Himalayan and Celtic salt. They come in an array of colors such as pink, black, and there’s even a blue salt, although it’s very expensive.
A benefit beyond table salt, is that unrefined salts contain trace minerals which improve muscle function and your level of hydration. This may reduce the chance of muscle cramps, restore electrolyte levels, and balance your body’s pH.
Pink Himalayan salt has become popular so it’s now easily available and affordable. I’ve switched over and think it helps me recover more easily from aches due to exercise. It’s also reduced my craving for salty foods so I’m wondering if that means I’m now getting the nutrients that I need.
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