Posted by: godswaytohealth | July 16, 2012

THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TABLE SALT

Salt has been used in the human diet for thousands of years as a preservative as well as for the seasoning of foods.  

Salt is essential for life — you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realize that there are enormous differences between refined table salt and natural health-promoting salt. These differences can have a major impact on your healthy.  

If you want your body to function properly, you need healthy salt complete with all-natural elements. We need to be aware that common table salt has nothing in common with natural salt.  

Refined salts, as found on grocery store shelves, on restaurant tables, and in most manufactured and restaurant foods is a toxic and dangerous substance that needs to be avoided as much as possible.  

You might be asking why? 

Table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents enabling it to flow freely from the salt shaker. It is then bleached similar to the process used to whiten refined sugar and flour. It is dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit with the excessive heat altering the natural chemical structure of the salt. The refining process removes 82 of the 84 naturally occurring minerals. 

So what happens to our bodies when we consume refined table salt? 

  1. Mineral Depletion:  Table salt leads to a poorly functioning immune system along with the initiation and acceleration of chronic illness. It depletes calcium, potassium, and magnesium and is directly related to cardiovascular disease. Ingesting large amounts leads to mineral deficiency.
  2. Acid Formation: Due to its lack of buffering minerals, table salt becomes an acidifying substance within the body. This makes it difficult for the body to maintain its alkalinity.
  3. Fluid Imbalance: Table salt is toxic to the body and responsible for upsetting the fluid balance.  One ounce of ingested table salt will cause the body to retain 3 quarts of water (6 pounds of excess bodily fluids), in an attempt to dilute this extremely toxic substance. Many people that cut down on their sodium intake notice weight loss as the body begins to release the extra water it retained.
  4. Addiction: Table salt is highly addictive and disease promoting. Even with all the table salt contained in manufactured foods, many people will add more salt to their food from a salt shaker.
  5. Disease: Table salt either causes or aggravates a host of sicknesses – including but not limited to: edema, obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, PMS, manic-depression, and the list goes on.
  6. High Blood Pressure: Table salt is a contributing cause of high blood pressure. Many people could probably be off blood pressure medicine if they would simply eliminate table salt from their diet.

 The average person consumes anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 mg of sodium daily. Here are some examples; people will be surprised how much sodium they take in each day when they start taking a closer look at the label of what they consume: 

Check out this source on Fast Food Restaurants & Nutrition Facts Compared: http://www.acaloriecounter.com/fast-food.php

¼ frozen pizza

1389mg

1 oz potato chips

300 mg

1 tbsp salad dressing

333 mg

1.5 oz natural cheese

593 mg

10 oz canned soup

1547 mg

2 oz ham

1578 mg

2 slices of bread

1090 mg

4 oz frozen fish

1080 mg

6 oz serving bottled vegetable juice

555 mg

Diet soda

550 mg

Hamburger

800 mg

Mexican style frozen dinner

2,300 mg

Quarter pound cheese burger

1950 mg

Scramble egg and sausage

1411 mg

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF ESSENTIAL MINERALS

Unrefined natural salt in moderation is vital for our health and is responsible for maintaining fluid balance, regulating the circulatory system, and normalizing nerve impulses. 

Sodium and chloride are found in living plants and differ greatly from the sodium and chloride found in table salt because it is totally usable and is easily assimilated by the body. 

The next most natural source of sodium is unrefined “Celtic Sea Salt” or “Himalayan Salt”, which boasts over 80 minerals and other elements that are useful to the body and that are missing in refined table salt. 

Celtic Sea Salt, is harvested in Brittany, near the Celtic Sea, in the northwestern part of France. Here the sea water is evaporated and the resulting grayish color salt is hand raked. The method used follows a 2,000-year-old Celtic tradition.  

The sodium chloride content of natural unrefined sun dried Celtic Sea Salt is as low as 84% in the Light Gray variety the water content is about 14%, and the remaining 2% is a vast array of approximately 80 naturally occurring trace minerals.  

Himalayan Crystal Salt is salt in its native form. The salt is harvested in the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range and is essentially fossilized sea salt. With all its energy intact it helps promote a healthy balance in your body. It promotes a balance of electrolytes which helps to keep your body in homeostasis — the balance of chemicals that is conducive to the body’s function, and contains all of the 84 elements found in our body. 

The benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt or Celtic Sea Salt include:

  • Regulating the water content throughout your body.
  • Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells.
  • Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging.
  • Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body.
  • Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract.
  • Supporting respiratory health.
  • Promoting sinus health.
  • Prevention of muscle cramps.
  • Promoting bone strength.
  • Regulating your sleep — it naturally promotes sleep.
  • Promoting vascular health.
  • In conjunction with the intake of water it  is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure.

The body needs only about 250 mg of sodium each day in order to carry out its necessary functions. Taking it in, in organic plant-source form or natural form actually contributes to our health.

Where can you buy Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt?

Here is a great source.

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