We’ve all heard the experts tell us (for years!) to stop using salt to avoid high blood pressure. Last week I shared a post explaining why real, natural, unprocessed salt is very different from processed, white table salt and why it is the ratio of sodium and potassium and the quality of the salt that is important.
New research shows that those who eat a diet heavy in fast foods, notoriously high in processed salt content, are more vulnerable to an increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases. This highly processed sodium chloride was found to cause inflammation which is a precursor of autoimmune (and all) disease.
I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that the food items from the fast food restaurants contained extremely high salt content. The article explains how processed table salt causes immune system T cells, which are key to our defense system, to malfunction.
Natural, unprocessed salt was not found to cause the same response in the body. Because it is a real, natural food in the form God created, it is loaded with minerals our bodies need and is recognized and properly used by our bodies. In fact, those minerals are critical to life and health.
“In water, salt dissolves into mineral ions. These conduct electrical nerve impulses that drive muscle movement and thought processes. Just the simple act of drinking a glass of water requires millions of instructions that come from mineral ions. They’re also needed to balance PH levels in the body.” Dr. Barbara Hendel, researcher and coauthor of the book Water & Salt: The Essence of Life.
Are you still using processed, white, table salt?
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