10 Health Benefits of Sea Salt

This article was previously posted at Health Mango

Sea salt is rapidly becoming more popular, as more and more people are learning about all the health benefits that the salt has to offer. The salt is obtained naturally from the sea, and does not go through any processing that alters the natural make-up of the salt.

Thus it contains many essential trace minerals that your body needs in order to be healthy. This natural salt is healthier than the iodized salt available in the market. Read about the ten great benefits to adding sea salt to your diet:

Strong Immune System – Sea salt naturally helps you to build up a strong immune system so that you can fight off the cold virus, the fever and flu, allergies and other autoimmune disorders.

Alkalizing – Sea salt is alkalizing to the body, as it has not been exposed to high heat and stripped of its minerals, nor does it have any harmful man-made ingredients added to it. Thus it can help you to prevent and reverse high levels of acids in the body, which in turn eliminates the risks for serious and life-threatening diseases.

Weight Loss – Believe it or not, but sea salt can also help you in weight loss. It helps the body to create digestive juices so that the foods you eat are digested faster, and it helps to prevent buildup in the digestive tract, which eventually can lead to constipation and weight gain.

Skin Conditions – A sea salt bath can help to relieve dry and itchy skin as well as serious conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The bath naturally opens up the pores, improves circulation in the skin and hydrates the tissues so that your skin can heal.

Asthma – Sea salt is effective in reducing inflammation in the respiratory system. Thus the production of phlegm is slowed down so that you can breathe easier again. Some say that sprinkling sea salt on the tongue after drinking a glass of water is just as effective as using an inhaler. But the great thing about sea salt is that it has no side effects when taken in moderation.

Heart Health – When salt is taken with water it can help to reduce high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and help to regulate an irregular heart beat. Thus sea salt can help to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.

Diabetes – Sea salt can help to reduce the need for insulin by helping to maintain proper sugar levels in the body. Thus the salt is an essential part of the diet if you are diabetic, or at risk for the disease.

Osteoporosis – Just over 1/4 of the amount of salt that is in the body is stored in the bones, where it helps to keep them strong. When the body lacks salt and water it begins to draw the sodium from the bones, which then eventually can lead to osteoporosis. Thus by drinking plenty of water and consuming salt in moderation you can prevent osteoporosis.

Muscle Spasms – Potassium is essential for helping the muscles to function properly. Sea salt not only contains small amounts of potassium, but it also helps the body to absorb it better from other foods. Thus it is effective in helping to prevent muscle pains, spasms and cramps.

Depression – Sea salt also has shown to be effective in treating various types of depression. The salt helps to preserve two essential hormones in the body that help you to better deal with stress. These hormones are serotonin and melatonin, which help you to feel good, and relax and sleep better at night.

 

This article was previously posted at Health Mango

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Originally published September 15th, 2011
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  • GA Girl

    Does sea salt cause the same side effects as regular sodium such as bloating, hypertension, etc.

    • Tabitha

      Sea salt is actually potassium chloride, meaning that it has absolutely no sodium. In the blood, there are potassium and sodium ions, and all the added sodium from drinks and table salt is what causes the trouble. Potassium helps reverse this, but too much potassium and not enough sodium leads to problems also. It’s best to keep them balanced.

  • Noah Oyegbile

    Your write up on sea salt is instructive and Educative.  I am indeed enlightened
    Regards

  • Patty Hankins

    On the website THE WATER CURE, a wonderful doctor, now deceased, has information on how our bodies are dehydrated from drinking so many modern liquids that ARE NOT WATER. He says that we need lots of water and lots of salt, and that salt reduces high blood pressure.  Big Pharma sells our doctors “blood pressure medicine” that contains diuretics that flush water from out bodies, which is the worst thing to happen. Drink water, not soda or energy drinks or tea, and use lots of salt in your food. More information in the book THE BODY’S MANY CRIES FOR WATER.

    • http://google hugo

      patty have you tried it? what results

  • Mary Muhonja

    i will try sea salt bath for my skin, should i drink some?

  • kallum pat

    hi

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