Mind Blowing Signs You Are A Salt Addict (And What To Do About It)

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How do you get off of the salt train?

First, focus on your diet. If you are consuming a great deal of processed foods, junk foods, or fast food, you are definitely getting too much salt. Replacing most of your processed meals with wholesome, home cooked meals gives you control over your salt intake.

Next, read those food labels. For times when you cannot avoid processed foods, always choose low-sodium options.

Look at other seasoning options. There are great many other choices in the world besides salt. Many people enjoy garlic and herb seasoning choices. You can try wine vinegar, balsamic vinegars, hot peppers, or fresh lemon and lime juice. There are numerous options in the spice aisle of your favorite supermarket.


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Now, let’s talk about that salt shaker

Most people opt for salt that doesn’t come from a natural source. The salt you probably buy in those blue containers with the little girl holding an umbrella has been so highly processed. It has very little resemblance to natural salt. It is loaded with anti-caking agents so that it won’t become sticky, in addition to preservatives, and anti-absorbing chemicals. Yuck.

The good news here is that you do need some salt so you should be certain that when you do decide to grab that salt shaker, it’s a healthy, natural salt.

Himalayan salt comes from the second largest rock salt mine in Pakistan. This type of salt has 84 natural minerals and other elements that are vital to our health including potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, chloride, and phosphorus, just to name a few. Pink Himalayan salt has even more minerals, such as zinc, iodine, copper, and selenium, which give this salt its natural pink color. You can buy this healthy, natural salt in large blocks, coarse flakes, or finely ground salt that works perfectly in your shaker.

Himalayan salt can help to balance the pH of the body, help to control water levels in the tissues of the body, regulate blood sugar levels, and helps the body absorb nutrients in the intestinal tract.

That other salt you are using can never claim that it does any of these things!

Limit your consumption of salt and change out that “little girl” salt with some Himalayan salt and see if you don’t see huge changes in how you feel.





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