A question that Lisa and I get asked quite often is in regards to SALT - what types should be consumed and how much? We hope that this email will dispel some myths.
Not all Salt is created equal - if you don't have time to read on, here is the takeaway:
Pink Himalayan Rock Salt = GOOD.
White Table Salt = BAD
Pink Himalayan Rock Salt is the best type of salt for you – it is unrefined and has spent some 250 million years under extreme tectonic pressure which has concentrated trace minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. These minerals are essential in acting as cofactors (or ‘helpers’) to the body’s enzymatic pathways – thereby helping the body to function at an optimal level. Enzymes power every living cell in the body, so it is in our best interest to ensure that they are firing correctly.
How much Pink Himalayan Rock Salt should be consumed?
As much as you FEEL like. Unlike sugar, the body will tell you when it has consumed sufficient amounts of salt through a diversion to its taste.
We recommended that clients add Pink Himalayan Salt to Broths and Soups to taste during a Cleanse.
On the other hand, White Table Salt is not good for you – this should be avoided at all costs. White table salt (typical cooking salt) has been highly processed and refined to a degree that it has been stripped of all nutrient value. This type of salt is 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals (moisture absorbents and fillers) – these chemicals can be very harmful.
Sprinkle a pinch of Pink Himalayan Rock Salt in water to assist with hydration and help to reduce sugar cravings and caffeine withdrawals.
It goes without saying that KARMIC only uses Pink Himalayan Rock Salt in our of Healing Soups, Broths and Almond Milks.
I hope that this has been helpful. Please let us know if you have any further questions or would like any other topics discussed – we love hearing from you and increasing the collective awareness.
As a general disclaimer, I am not a doctor and don’t pretend to be one – we have consulted our Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor (TCM) in regards to this article, but please consult your own medical professional where necessary :)