I was cooking a nice, warm pasta sauce the other day when I noticed “salt” as one of the ingredients in the tomatoes I was using…
…And it hit me – sometimes I forget that not everyone knows everything about nutrition and weight loss that they should.
So here’s the deal with salt….
STAY AWAY from plain old refined table salt.
Refined salt is the main reason salt has such a bad reputation.
It’s the same stuff you find in processed foods.
Our bodies actually need salt, but most research (especially what’s been published in America) has revolved around refined table salt – and the results have shown that this stuff is not good for you.
In many parts of the world, it is well-accepted that salt itself is not the problem … it’s the kind of salt that’s causing problems.
Refined table salt is pretty scary, actually. It often contains harmful anti-caking agents, some of which have been linked to heavy metal toxicity and kidney problems.
A common preservative in these refined salts, sodium acetate, may cause elevated blood pressure and kidney disturbances.
So what should you use instead?
The truth is that UN-Refined sea salt is actually good for you.
It helps to balance your blood sugar, helps keep your bones strong, regulates your metabolism, boosts your immune system and more.
Natural, unrefined sea salt provides a number of nutrients and minerals, in a way that the body recognizes and knows how to use.
Over 80 trace minerals found in the naturally filtered salt water used to create unrefined sea salt give it its vital grayish color, and its slight moistness keeps the salt and minerals in a form that the body can use.
You can find many kinds of unrefined salt right in the store but check the label, it must say “unrefined” – some sea salts are still refined.
The Best Unrefined Salt…
But, the number one reason I use it?
It is hands-down the tastiest salt I’ve ever tried!
In fact, AztecSeaSalt is so good that they can barely keep it in stock!
They can only harvest it 16 weeks out of the year, so the supply is limited. And, every time they get a fresh batch it just disappears.
Luckily, I just got word that they just got a fresh batch in, and they are accepting orders for it right now …