You read that correct; salt is a MUST in a healthy & fit bride’s diet! You may believe that salt is the enemy based on what “they” say about the evils of eating salt. Unfortunately, we can’t always believe what “they” say in the mainstream nutritional and conventional medicine arena without all the information. Based on common misinformation passed around, I often hear from clients that they eat “healthy,” which they define after I ask what that means, as a low-fat and low-sodium diet.
Now is a good time to make a very important point: All Salt is NOT created equal!
• REFINED SALT-this salt is BAD and has no place in a bride fit diet! It’s stripped of essential minerals and is basically a lifeless product, so it can last forever on a supermarket shelf! Manufactures believe that an all-white salt product looks cleaner and will increase sales, so it’s bleached (wow) in order to get that white color. The one good thing is that iodine is added to prevent goiter (swelling of the thyroid) but it’s not enough to prevent thyroid illnesses or to provide for your iodine needs.
• UNREFINED SALT-this salt contains ALL the elements necessary for life! The three popular unrefined salt brands are:
1. Real Salt-mined from an ancient sea-bed in Redmond, Utah.
2. Himalayan Salt-mined from an ancient sea-beds in Pakistan.
3. Celtic Sea Salt-harvested off the shores of France.
Why do you need salt (unrefined of coarse)?
In the book, SALT Your Way to Health, David Brownstein, M.D. says, “Without salt, life itself would not be possible. Salt is as important to life as oxygen and water. All living things utilize salt as an essential ingredient for life.” Unrefined salt supplies the body with over 80 minerals needed to maintain normal function of the body.
How much salt per day?
Too much of anything can be a problem for the body, salt included! Since refined salt is basically toxic, you should be zero in your diet. The amount of unrefined salt should fall between 1½-3 tsps per day depending on your water intake. Dr. Brownstein recommends ¼ tsp for every quart (32 ounces) you drink. Don’t go crazy measuring, I don’t! If you avoid or eliminate processed food and add unrefined salt to your “real food,” like fruits and vegetables (yes, I said fruit-try it) you won’t have a problem with excessive sodium intake.
If the salt you are currently using is in blue container with the girl holding a yellow umbrella, get rid of it! Get one (or all three) of the unrefined salts listed above. I would love to hear your questions and results! Do you currently use salt? Refined or unrefined? Get more information on how to get wedding dress ready and learn all the secrets to live “happily & healthily ever after,” buy 12 Weeks to a Fit Bride today!