White-refined salt Ain’t right! It needs to be replaced with sea salt whenever possible.
By: Tatiana Cortes.
Sea salt is a natural source of several minerals like zinc, iron, calcium and potassium, amongst many others. There are many benefits when using sea salt and here are just a few:
Due to its rich source of minerals, sea salt is a great source of electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium. Electrolytes are vital for muscle, brain and heart health, because of its complexed role in the nervous system. Replaced sugar-filled electrolyte drinks you buy at the store by adding sea salt to water with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Salt plays an important role in the making of hydrochloric acid, which is secreted in the stomach for the breakdown of food, especially protein. Most people are insufficient in hydrochloric acid, and this can cause numerous digestive issues like bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion.
Helps Prevent Muscle Cramps
When electrolytes are low, you can experience muscle soreness and cramps. The lack of minerals keeps the muscles from relaxing causing contractions, this is why Epson salt baths are recommended for any kind of muscle fatigue. The magnesium on Epson salt plays a huge role in loosening and calming the muscles and your entire body. If you know you’ll be doing strenuous activities, make sure to add sea salt to your water before and after to replenish your body with the minerals that it loses during the exercise.
Great for Skin Care
Sea salt has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for the skin health. Many beauty products use sea salt, because it has the power to detoxify the skin, while exfoliating, increasing circulation, and providing the skin with nutrients. Sea salt has been shown to be especially beneficial for acne, eczema and anti-aging.
Regulates Blood Pressure
High quality sea salt is beneficial for regulating blood pressure. The rise in the blood pressure is the result of inflammation in the body, which is primary caused by a high sugar, processed food diet, which also includes white table salt that’s devoid of most nutrients.