If you want to get vibrant glowing skin, a powerful immune system, indestructible organs, age defying bone structure, and, a timeless, youthful, healthy vibrant body, then read on.
I’m not trying to create hype about any ingredients here; I’ll leave that to the cosmetic industry to take care of. Salt is one of the most important ingredients for life (let alone for maintaining a healthy functioning body). You cannot live without it. But not all salts are the same; Today’s common table salt is very different from the natural salt we once knew. That’s because table salt goes through a number of refinement processes, which involve chemically stripping away essential trace elements, and changing the structure of the salt. In addition, potentially dangerous chemicals are added to improve the ability of table salt to pour (Iodine on its own is great, but when it mixed with salt, it is not good news for your body at all!).
So, what type of Salt?
The type of salt that actually has countless health/healing benefits is Himalayan Salt, Bamboo Salt or Kosher Salt. I am resisting mentioning rock salt because most of the rock salt found in many supermarkets has actually been through some kind of refinement process and also has been treated chemically. So always look at the ingredients before buying any kind of salt (should only say salt, with the naturally occurring minerals).
As a general rule, the “sharper” the salt tastes, the worse it is – Bamboo salt almost tastes sweet, and has lost its sharpness, especially if you get the best quality (found in Korea or south of France).
The best salt according to my research is
Himalayan Salt Bamboo Salt (UPDATE Nov 2013: Bamboo Salt has no impurities and is 10 times more powerful than any salt found in normal stores – to be specific Korean Bamboo salt is of the highest quality), and here are the great benefits you can get from it:
1.Vital for Regulating Water content throughout your body (essential for skin and anti-cysts)
2.Needed for Promoting Vascular health
3.Increasing Bone Strength (Table salt actually harms bones and joints)
4.Balances your body’s pH level to optimal levels (Vital for fighting all diseases)
5.Reducing the signs of aging (Allows the body to regenerate itself)
6.Elevates Sinus Health
7.Elevating your Libido
8.Supporting Respiratory Health
9.Sleep regulating abilities
11.Vital for healthy blood pressure levels (unlike table salt)
12.Detoxification at a cellular level (removing all impurities from the cells) This is the most powerful health benefit you can ask for – as everything starts from the cells.
Catch 22 – Are these health benefits REALLY possible?
If you do a search online about the benefits of various types of salt, you will find an almost similar list to the one I just gave you. Are these health benefits really possible?
Well, yes and no. Here’s why:
If you threw away all your table salt and started using Korean Bamboo salt (or equivalent), you may get a lot of benefits from doing so; however table salt is present in all processed foods we eat today. From the basic bread we buy, to the cereals our children eat (including those health obsessed cereals) to the very restaurants we visit, all, are using industrialized table salt. If you stopped buying all processed foods, and literally lived on foods you make from 100% raw ingredients, then I can say that you will experience the maximum extent of those health benefits.
But I don’t have the time to make my own food…
Not to panic. There is no harm in going out to restaurants and eating the salt they have in their foods. As long as the majority (80%+) of your diet has natural salt, as well as natural ingredients, you are doing great. What I’m saying is: moderation. Make sure your processed foods are at a bare minimum, and eliminate them from the boundaries of your home; you won’t be tempted to go for a fast microwave meal when there is “Nothing to eat”, instead you will go for the fruit or cook a meal from scratch (you will, wont you?).
You already know that your body is capable of fighting high levels of unhealthy eating; after all, you are alive today; But over time, continuous neglecting of your health will surely result in a manifestation of some kind of disease, or as we call it today: Aging. That is why I suggest in minimizing all processed foods, knowing that the ideal is eating no processed/chemically treated foods, let alone processed salt.
It’s understandable that you will not go from eating 90% processed foods per day, to 0%. That is why; I suggest you see this like a journey. Just like a primary school student that cannot go from that, to a Harvard Graduate in one day, the same applies to your levels of ideal salt/food intake.If you knew how to reach your ideal, wouldn’t you give it your best to reach it?
That’s the question I leave for you to answer. It’s a personal choice; my job is to present you with the ideas and tools that you can leverage to your advantage for optimal health.