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UR Healing – April 7, 2015

Go ahead, add a little salt!

By Megan

seasaltIn its natural form, salt is essential to your health and vitality. There are two types of salt: table salt and unrefined sea salt. The two are very different, and if you’ve been mentally putting all salt into one category, you may be consuming the wrong kind. Most people don’t realize that there are two forms of salt, which is a big part of why salt has earned such a bad rap.

Unrefined sea salt is collected from ocean water that is evaporated without additional processing. Sea salt is rich in trace minerals and is an essential part of a healthy diet. Table salt, on the other hand, is often mined from underground salt deposits. It is then highly processed and treated with intense heat, eliminating its natural trace minerals and nutrients. Unfortunately, this nutritionally-empty salt is the kind that’s typically found in processed and packaged foods, where it is added only for taste.

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The more that your diet consists of foods in their whole and unrefined form, the better it will be. To add high-quality salt to your diet, cut out the table salt and eat fewer processed foods. At Urban Remedy, the only salt you’ll find is the good stuff. This includes Himalayan pink salt, which matches the elements in your body. Many of our meals and snacks use the highest quality Himalayan pink salt, not only to enhance flavor, but also to deeply nourish you. Here are some ways that salt supports the health of your body:

  • Transports nutrients in and out of your cells
  • Promotes a healthy pH balance in your cells
  • Regulates the body’s water content
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Boosts healthy brain function and creative capacity by increasing the glial cells in your brain
  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Supports a healthy libido
  • Creates the fabric of our blood plasma, lymph and cell fluid

Pay attention to the salt content in your diet and evaluate the quality of the salt you consume. Eating well doesn’t mean eliminating the flavors you love; it means choosing flavors wisely and knowing the difference between real and fake foods.

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