Himalayan Salt, common salt, Marina, Iodized

The common table salt (sodium chloride) has become a danger to the health of many people, especially at the high doses used in the food we eat. It is considered that our needs are covered with only 1.5 g. per day. However, the amount of salt you eat is of the order of 8 to 15 grams daily.
The digestion of the salt

The salt to be absorbed by the stomach, enters the bloodstream, chlorine and sodium dissociate and start to exert their influence separately. While chlorine is combined quickly and is harmless, by joining the stomach hydrochloric acid, sodium, especially in excessive doses, once satisfied the needs of the body, begins to exert negative influences on the body.
The salt and water retention

It is known that sodium and water are inseparable companions, so that where there is excess sodium causes water retention and edema is formed. If we begin to limit the amount of sodium that you take the edema or excess water begins to be eliminated. So taking this into account if we limit sodium intake may exert a beneficial influence on the body for a number of diseases or conditions such as congestive heart, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, toxemia of pregnancy and disorders kidney.

We know that the sodium ion is very important dietary issues, but not so with the chloride ion, and as the sodium is not always combined with chloride, not to be found in other salts should always try and talk "low sodium" and not a diet without salt, because sodium-free salt that can be used to observe a low sodium diet because it is composed primarily of potassium salts.
Salt is necessary for health

In reality though the salt (sodium chloride) can be harmful (if taken in excess) and in some cases we must eliminate from the diet, it is not possible or practical to follow a sodium-free diet because the body tissues must carry a balance physiological between chlorine and sodium salts components, and even among these and other ions (potassium, calcium, etc.). Both elements are eliminated not only by perspiration and urine and must be replenished, but are used for conservation turn on the acid-base balance in the body (acidosis or alkalosis).

Foods low in salt
In some exceptional cases not sufficient to remove the salt when preparing meals, as some foods also contain natural salt for themselves. So care should be taken with certain foods or suppress them entirely.

Among salt-poor foods are: fruit juices, fresh and dried fruit (except bananas), fresh vegetables and salads (except spinach and celery), oils, honey, jam, salt-free bread, whole grains and derivatives without salt, rice, cereals, yogurt, whole milk, egg yolk (not clear), cream, onions and plants for seasoning or for tea.

Sea salt: Features and Benefits
Seawater contains an abundant proportion of mineral salts, corresponding almost exactly to the composition of the salts in body tissues. Sea salt is obtained by evaporation of sea water contains all these minerals in concentrated form.

Changing the use of common salt by salt gives a balanced supply of minerals in the body, which simultaneously serves to reduce the intake of sodium chloride.

Among the properties of sea salt is its richness in minerals and trace elements, particularly iodine, necessary for normal functioning of the thyroid gland, which controls metabolism, whose deficiency can cause the appearance of goitre.

Moreover, due to its intense flavor concentration most abundant mineral, sea salt can be used in smaller quantities than table salt. However, sea salt would be suitable only for diets low in sodium, and not for a sodium-free regime.

Sea salt and athletes
Another powerful tool of sea salt is in its consumption by athletes. If due to exercise and heat there is excess perspiration and elimination of sodium chloride, can produce a salt imbalance in the body with consequent cramps that this may cause. Taking an extra dose of salt these cases I can help to keep that balance.
Iodized salt

Iodized salt is table salt characterized pro adding about 60 milligrams of iodine per kilogram of salt. This special salt is no longer a seasoning to become a useful dietary supplement in the prevention of goiter or hypothyroidism, especially in populations deficient in iodine intake in the diet due to lack of variety in food dieters or people restrictive.

We can not fail to mention that in these cases deficient in iodine, seaweed is a rich source of calcium.

Himalayan Salt: Properties
Another type of salt each day are taking more boom is Himalayan salt. This salt put out to over 3000 meters high in the Himalayas stands out from all others because it is the purest salt of the earth free from any contamination and toxins.

A composition similar to sea salt, but possible contamination, the Himalayan salt contains all 84 natural elements that the body possesses. Remember that these are the same as found in seawater. In fact our body fluids or plasma is sea water but with the proper isotony for our functions. It has also been shown to Himalayan salt not only acts as a condiment, but medicine, since it has multiple benefits (regulates water balance in the body, prevents cramps and osteoporosis, clear mucus and phlegm from the sinuses and lungs , etc.)..

Because of this balanced amount of minerals and trace elements has also is necessary to use a smaller amount than the salt and is more suitable for systems in low sodium sea salt.

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