Pass the Salt?!

For years we’ve been told that salt is bad for us and we should avoid it at all costs. While this is true of large amounts of salt, it is actually a beneficial piece of our diet when enjoyed in moderation. In fact, naturally harvested salt, such as sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, has helpful contents like minerals and iodine which can keep our bodies continue to perform properly.

Consumption of salt can help with:

  • Adrenal function
  • Thyroid support
  • Muscle function

Keep those Kidneys Kicking!

To start off, salt can be vital if you suffer from adrenal fatigue, which is actually a common ailment. Because we are told to stay away from salt, some of us may restrict ourselves from a crucial supplement needed to regulate our kidney functions. Adrenal fatigue may cause hormone imbalances that make you feel tired, stressed, or irritated. If you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, a way to reduce these symptoms is using a natural salt to season your food in order to allow your kidneys to recover.

Think about your Thyroid

Your thyroid is the gland in your neck that regulates your metabolism. To keep your thyroid functioning correctly, your diet should include iodine. While iodine is found in your everyday iodized table salt, the natural salts mentioned previously contain iodine as well as other healthy minerals that will assist your thyroid.

Managing the Muscles

Believe it or not, your muscles can benefit from proper salt intake as well. If your diet does not contain enough sodium, you may experience muscle cramps, especially if you work out consistently. Sodium is one of the main components that allow your nerves to communicate with your muscles. To keep your muscles healthy, it is important to include salt in your diet.

Overall, many of us can benefit from consuming salt in our diets every day in moderation. It can help our kidney function, support a healthy thyroid, and keep our muscles and nerves communicating with each other.

Personally, adding salt to my diet was a hard habit to establish.  I’ve never been “a salt person.”  But because now I know better, I have gently incorporated pink Himalayan sea salt into my daily routine.  I consider it as important as taking my vitamins!  If you’ve been salt-free for a while, take baby steps and you will succeed.  Moderation will be  beneficial for you in the long-run.

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