In the past, picking salt was pretty much a simple thing that we didn’t spend too much time thinking about. It was either a name brand or generic and it usually worked out great. The choice remains, natural or processes and I think we all notice the difference in the price between these two.
That is not by accident. Processed products and not just salt go through many invasive treatments that make the processed salt actually not worth buying no matter the cheap price.
The existence of salt dates back to earlier time when merchants in Rome were trading along the roman routes this mineral that came from the salt mines in Ostia. This mineral was so valuable that Moorish merchants traded this good for gold pound for pound.
The Importance of Salt
Believe it or not our bodies need salt in order to function properly. Of course the levels should not be extremely high but yet we need to introduce quality salt into our diets. Salt regulates the fluid levels in our bodies and it provides balanced water retention.
Too much salt on the other hand can cause too much water retention that is a condition called hypertension. The most common symptom is hardened arteries and high blood pressure.
One very important thing that salt can contribute to your body’s health is the substance called iodine. Iodine is very important for proper thyroid function.
The Dangers from Table Salt
The huge and old manufacturing salt mines and plants that produce this table salt include very dangerous methods and processes. Table salt cannot bring you health benefits in fact it can be dangerous for your health. This salt is highly processed and in that time it is stripped away from all the important minerals and vitamins that are important and cannot be replaces by food easily.
Other than that, these methods include pesticides, additives and chemicals that can be toxic to your body. Here is what this processed table salt can do:
- Digestion issues
- Muscle cramps
- Heart disease
- Gallbladder stones
- Circulatory problems