The History Of The Salt Conversation
Salt - the elusive mineral that has been in many debates over the years. In this article, we will go over some historical facts to help guide you towards understanding how to use salt in your diet.
Our ancestors (even up to about a hundred years ago) ate three times as much as salt as we do now.
Salt became a question of 'yay or nay' when people began having major health issues from consuming salt. BUT, as many know, majority of the salt that you buy from the store is NOT the salt that our ancestors were eating. Natural salt was transformed to table salt through industrial processes. "Grocery store salt is different from salt from natural sources. It has been heated—up to 1200° F! And refined to remove most of the natural elements." -SoWell
A study done decades ago that is still cited today (🤦♀️🤦♀️) about salt and high blood pressure, is not what you think. Only 10% of participants saw a negative change in their blood pressure with a high-salt diet about 80% were completely unaffected and another 10% actually had their blood pressure improve with a higher salt diet.
Benefits Of Natural Salt
Salt keeps the body in balance
Salt helps build immunity
Salt actually does help with stress!
And So Much More!
If you're still interested, I highly recommend checking out Dr. James Nicolantonio's book The Salt Fix.
What Salt Should I Consume?
Buy Unrefined Salt
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