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General Wellness

How To Stay Properly Hydrated

woman with waterSalt is an essential nutrient in the diet of every mammal. If you have ever owned a horse or a cow–you know that you must offer them “free” salt: meaning that you let the animal control it’s intake. Humans have the innate intelligence to know just how much salt we need. We were designed by nature to have a built in system including our taste buds–and cravings. If you crave salt–eat it.

Your body will crave what your mind remembers as being salty. So, beware of this trap if you have not made the transition to real and raw foods; you will crave processed foods that are salty, like potato chips. In other words–just because you crave potato chips–does not mean that you should eat more potato chips–it means that your body is wanting more salt and you should add more “whole” salt (like Himalayan Sea Salt) to your whole foods.

Long ago, humans knew that a lack of salt could devastate entire populations. When tribes began to migrate, they did so along ancient Salt Trade Routes, to ensure they would never risk running out of salt. Salt was once used as currency because it was known to be so valuable and essential for life. The word “salary” came from the word salt. Sometimes people will say they are “worth their salt,” because salt was once equated with money.[sws_pullquote_left]

Salt Your Food To Taste

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Salt your food to taste! Don’t be afraid of salt! It is essential for the body and necessary for proper hydration. What happens if you eat too much salt? Simple, you will be thirsty. Drink more water! Listen to your body. It knows.

We are salt water creatures by nature. Our blood contains salt. If you are not eating processed food–you must add salt to your food. Use “whole” salt because the minerals are left intact and have not been processed out. Never use white table salt as it contains harmful chemicals and substances. Himalayan Sea Salt has 84 natural minerals all left intact for the body to utilize; it is much more than just sodium!

Don’t be afraid of salt! It is essential for the body and necessary for proper hydration.

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