6 Health Benefits of Sea Salt

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It is best to obtain your salt from plant-based foods, as your body is able to absorb the minerals from plants better than from sea salt. However, sea salt isn't all bad, as it does have a number of great health benefits to offer your body.

Kidneys

Sea salt has an alkalizing effect on the body, and thus it helps to eliminate excess acids through the urine. Thus it makes it easier for the kidneys, as it can help to prevent and even dissolve kidney stones.

Brain

The alkalizing effect is also very good for the brain, as it is able to remove all the acids around the brain cells. Thus you can prevent memory loss, depression and Alzheimer's disease.

The salt also helps the brain to communicate with the rest of the body.

Digestion

The presence of salt is essential for the digestion of foods, as it helps the body to create certain digestive juices that help to break down the foods so that they can be absorbed into the body. Sea salt also helps to prevent digestive problems such as constipation, which in turn can lead to weight gain.

Teeth

Sea salt contains the necessary minerals to remineralize and strengthen unhealthy teeth. The salt can also help to heal the wound of a tooth extraction when rinsed with warm salt water.

Allergies

Allergies are an over reaction of the immune system. When a foreign particle enters the body, a weak immune system feels threatened, and thus it overreacts and creates excess phlegm or mucus. Thus the airways become obstructed, making it difficult for you to breathe.

Sea salt can help to build up the immune system so that it becomes strong, and no longer feels threatened by a foreign particle. In addition, sea salt also acts as a natural antihistamine, that reduces the inflammation and excess mucus in the airways.

Increased Energy

Salt helps the body to create adrenaline, which gives you your energy. In addition salt taken before bed time can help you to fall into a deep and restful sleep so that you can wake up, feeling rested and ready to face the day.

However, in order for salt to work it must be taken with water and in moderation. Overdosing on salt can lead to other health problems, thus you may want to speak to a health care provider on how much salt and water you should take in. Click here for information on how much salt we need.

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This article was published on 2010/11/25