By Gary, on September 22nd, 2012
Table salt (Sodium Chloride) can be dangerous to eat. It is in the queue to be regulated by FDA. Salt is a natural antibiotic which allows it to be a great preservative. It kills all bacteria, both good and harmful. It also reduces water content. Given these traits, salt can cause great harm to our digestive systems.
Table salt is 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine, absorbents and sugar. Also, it is dried at more than 1200º F, which destroys its natural chemical structures.
There is the belief that if the sodium is reduced in the salt, this would be better for our diets. This is a true statement since sodium does have the effect of damaging arteries. However, reduced sodium table salt can still create toxins in our bloodstream.
There are many salt substitute products. Beware of the ones using potassium as they can harm the renal system of the body. In lieu of table salt or salt substitutes, herbs and spices can flavor your food effectively.
There are natural salts out there that have not been touched by the toxins and pollutants of sea salt. One highly beneficial salt for you is called Himalayan Crystal Salt. This salt has 84 natural minerals and elements that benefit the body. It is also hundreds of millions old, developed under intense tectonic pressure and free of pollutants and toxins. It has a cellular structure such that our cells can easily absorb it.
Himalayan Crystal Salt health benefits:
Water level regulation in the body
Stable pH balance in cells, including the brain
Helps blood sugar
Aids symptoms of aging
Promotes cell energy
Promotes intestinal health
Aids in vascular health
Supports respiratory function
Lowers sinus problems
Reduces muscle cramps
Increases bone strength
Promotes healthy sleep patterns
Necessary for blood pressure regulation
When compared to table salt, reduces chances of developing rheumatism, arthritis and gout
When compared to table salt, reduces chances of developing kidney and gall bladder stones
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