Is Salt Healthy?


Is Salt Healthy?

Too much salt is unhealthy but that doesn’t mean it is your enemy. A certain amount of salt is necessary for proper nutrition and health but too much of it can be harmful especially if you are consuming an unhealthy kind of salt.


Is AztecSeaSalt™, Healthy Salt?

In examining salt health, we should probably examine the substance itself. What we call salt is sodium chloride and is made up of 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride.

We need sodium to help maintain normal pH of blood, control the amount of water in the body, help muscular contraction and transmit nerve signals.

Getting enough sodium is quite easy so we don’t really have to go out of our way to get enough, but if you are going to add salt to your diet, you must make sure it is the best and highest quality salt you can buy, like AztecSeaSalt™ Sea Salt.


What Are Those Good Things In AztecSeaSalt™?

The common refined table salt that we all know too well has only 2 or 3 elements whereas organic sea salt has about 80. Magnesium is one of the elements you will find in organic sea salt but not in regular refined table salt. Magnesium is necessary to stimulate the activity of white blood cells and vitamins. Magnesium salts aid in phosphocalcium metabolism and glucose metabolism.


What Does AztecSeaSalt™ Do For My Health?

With all its powerful minerals, organic sea salt contributes to many important functions in the body like:

  •  Helps balance blood sugar and regulates sleep.
  • Prevents muscle cramps, excess saliva, gout and gouty arthritis.
  • Contributes to good bone structure and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Helps clear the lungs of mucus and phlegm and as such is especially important for people who suffer from asthma and cystic fibrosis.
  • Extracts acidity from cells (especially brain cells) and allows the nerve cells to communicate and process information.
  • Allows for the absorption of food particles and is a natural antihistamine.
  • In moderation, sea salt works in conjunction with water to help regulate blood pressure.


Why Is AztecSeaSalt™ Better?

As with most consumable products, you should be looking at quality. If you are someone who buys organic, with salt it is a little more complex than with fruits or vegetables.

Salt is a mineral and as such, it cannot be grown organically or in any other way. “Organic salt” refers to the process in which the salt is collected. To be considered organic it must be produced by hand, be free from additives and it’s packing procedures must comply with certain standards.

Non-organic salt is often mechanically harvested from dirt or concrete basins. It is then heated at extreme temperatures so that its molecular structure is cracked. Essential minerals are taken away and sold separately.

Can you see why regular table salt is so cheap? All the good stuff is taken out. Then they add things like iodine, dextrose and bleaching agents. Yuck!


Is Your Health Worth AztecSeaSalt™?

Salt is not poison and in fact we need it for survival and health. But, because the cheap, refined kind is so present in everything from potato chips to breakfast cereal, without making a conscious effort to avoid it,  it is very easy to consume too much.

Knowing that you only need a small amount of salt, rather than avoiding it, you should treat yourself to the healthy mineral-packed kind, the kind that AztecSeaSalt™ sources from from pristine salt lagoons in the Mexican state of Colima, on the shores of the Pacific Coast of Mexico.


Geordie and John here from AztecSeaSalt™. Obviously, we are biased, but we think it is important that everyone know that the iodized table salt you are eating is not good for you. It is missing all the natural minerals that your body needs to stay healthy.

Whether you choose our AztecSeaSalt™ or another brand, do yourself a favor, toss the iodized table salt.


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