Salt isn't just a seasoning that seems to make everything taste better, but it is also the number one vehicle for the life-sustaining chemical Sodium.
Sodium is what balances the fluid in your body, aids nutrient absorption, and maintains many other vital processes.
Eating the right type of salt and the right amount is very important!
Not all salts are created equal. Some have iodine or iron added in, some are mined while others are harvested from the ocean.
The Betr Option: Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink salt is a favorite of Dr. Ferro's.
This salt comes from the Himalayan mountains and has a light rose color due to the high iron content.
But the minerals don't stop there!
This salt has 84 minerals that aid your body's essential functions. One study found it can even promote blood sugar health.
It is easily available at your local grocery store and is well known to be one of the more economically friendly exotic salts.
Natural Iodine Sources:
Many people tend to reach for table salt as their first choice of seasoning.
It is easily accessible and contains added iodine.
Instead of grabbing table salt which is bleached and can often contain additives, you can find natural sources of iodine on the level 1 food list!
If your cravings tend to be lean towards salty instead of sweet you may want to be mindful of the amount of salt you eat.
That being said, if you are sticking to the level 1 food list and not eating out daily, you shouldn't have to worry about salt intake.
If you begin to notice a weight plateau or water retention then you may want to decrease the following foods to 2 times a week.
Shrimp (frozen shrimp is often preserved in saltwater)
Pre-made seasoning packs
Packaged fermented foods (pickles, olives, kimchi)
Himalayan pink salt is one of the prettiest and easiest to use ingredients on the food list! Feel free to sprinkle it on veggies and protein alike!
Happy cooking 😀