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Monday 24 September 2018

16 Health Benefits of Sea Salt

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If you ask me the meaning of sea salt, I will tell you that it means flavour, it means life, natural sea salt means health.  If you ever cooked your meals with sea salt, then you will have no option but to  forget other artificial taste enhancers and remain with your sea salt.  Salt is so important to health that without salt, all organs of the body cannot function optimally.  Of particular interest is sea salt.

Sea salt is unprocessed and loaded with many micro nutrients needed for optimal health.

The nutritional wealth of sea salt includes vital minerals like sodium (of course), potassium, magnesium, calcium, bromide, zinc,phosphorus and several beneficial elements, without which your body cannot function well and your overall immune system will remain suppressed
You may think that sea salt and table salt contain the same minerals because they are both salts. But you are wrong, sea salt is one of those rare ingredients that houses  all 84 essential minerals that are found in the human body.  But the exact composition and breakdown  of these minerals can very depending on the original source of seawater that it was taken.  As for refined table salt, after the refining, dressings, additives and flavouring only about 2 of all these nutrients remains, though it looks more attractive when compared to sea salt.

1. Treats Asthma

Sea salt has long been known to reduce inflammation and help treat asthma. it is believed that sprinkling a pinch of sea salt on your tongue after drinking a glass of water is just as effective as using an inhaler. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim.

2.  Aids Digestion And Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, there are a couple of different reasons people think sea salt works. For one, it is said that it regulates the secretion of digestive juices, which prevents build-up in the digestive tract and, thus,  may help keep off the weight. 

3. Reduces Osteoarthritis Risk

Osteoarthritis in the knees can be painful and make moving around extremely difficult. Fortunately, a study has found that hypnotherapy with Dead Sea salt can bring about a significant improvement in its symptoms. Moreover, the therapeut

4.  Helps You Sleep

Sea salt helps excrete excess acidity especially from the brain cells, some people testify of 

improved sleep and reduced exposure to infections myself inclusive when sea salt was 

introduced to their kitchen.  Some equally believe that sea salt can help treat symptoms of 

depression as it helps regulate two hormones in the body - Serotonin and melatonin.  

These hormones help you relax and have a more restful sleep.

5. Treats Rhisnosinusitis

Rhinosinusitis (commonly known as sinusitis) is a condition in which the nasal passages become inflamed and fill up with mucus. A study conducted in Chicago (USA) found that not only was nasal irrigation using Dead Sea salt solution more effective in relieving sinusitis symptoms than a regular saline solution, but it also improved the quality of life.

6. Enhances Skin Health

Whether you are consuming sea salt or even adding some to your bath, the positive effect of bathing with sea salt if beginning to be appreciated, it helps in keeping the skin moisturized and revitalized.  Dead sea salt baths helps in improving the skin barrier function and eliminating the roughness and inflammation on the skin's surface.  It also helps in the detoxification of the body by flushing out toxins from the pores, while also aiding blood circulation.

7.  Oral health

Sea salt contains flouride which is  beneficial for promoting dental health.  Flouride helps in protecting the teeth from acidic damage and prevents the development of caries and cavities.
If you have issues with your teeth and gums, try rinsing your mouth at the close of  the day or after each meal with sea salt solution, this helps alleviate mouth sores, bleeding gums, ulcers, and the pain of sore throats.  It also reduces all forms of inflammations in the mouth.

8.  Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sea Salt have shown some effectiveness in providing therapeutic relief to patients suffering from arthritis.  Studies are showing that baths containing these salts possess anti-inflammatory qualities and have demonstrated significant  improvements in such ailments as compared to normal sodium chloride baths.

9.  Maintains Electrolyte Balance

Sea salt helps  in maintaining a healthy electrolyte balance in the body, which is necessary for maintaining optimum blood composition  and circulation, muscular strength and overall functioning of the body.  Minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium contribute to the electrolyte equilibrium of the body.

10.  Relaxes Aching Feet

Soaking your tired feet in a warm sea salt solution helps relax the muscles and relieve the soreness and pain in your tired feet.

11.  Helps with Blood Sugar Control

Sea salt also helps in maintaining balanced levels of blood sugar.  It contributes in reducing the body's dependency on insulin medication for the regulation of sugar levels.

12.  Normalizes heartbeat

Sea Salt aids in maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure and helps normalize irregular heartbeats.  It has shown promises in preventing the occurrence of  various  cardiac disorders. 

13. Relieves Muscle Cramps

Sea salt is beneficial in relieving muscle cramps and enhancing muscular strength. Essential minerals like magnesium and potassium have therapeutic and rejuvenating  qualities, thus making sea salt a natural remedy to cure aches and pains.

14.  Reduces Acidity

Sea Salt helps in alkalizing the cells of the body especially the brain cells by facilitating the excretion of excess acids through urination.  This helps in maintaining the optimal acid-alkali ratio of the body.  If the pH value of the blood moves towards the acidic side, it can disturb the natural healthy balance of the body and may result in chronic medical condition.

15.  Healing and Purifying Properties

Baths enriched with sea salt are believed to have purifying qualities as they absorb such negative energies and helps relieve the body of toxins.

16.  Treats Acne

Sea Salts contain sulfur which helps in cleansing  and treating skin conditions like dermatitis and acne scars.

Despite the numerous health benefits of sea salt, it is still advised that we take in moderation as too much salt whether sea salt or table salt will not benefit the body but instead result in other health conditions like high blood pressure, weakness of the heart muscles and general weakness.  It is better to add your your sea salt while still cooking your food.



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