When you reach for your table salt, how much do you use in your foods? Do you over season foods or under season foods? If the answer is yes, on any one of these, you may be missing out on other salts that can provide more benefits. to your overall health.
As many of us strive to be more health conscious, you’ve probably made a checklist. Adjusting eating habits, check. Exercise more and implement a healthier diet, check. But, I bet you didn't consider changing your table salt to a new alternative. There’s many that have entered the market, for this issue we’ll introduce Himalayan and Celtic Sea Salts.
If you incorporate one of these newer alternatives, you may see benefits to your overall health. Of course those of you under doctor’s care should inform your doctor of your plans.
The common salt comes from two sources: sea water and the sodium chloride mineral halite (also known as rock salt). Records show that salt production, dates back as far as 6,000 BCE. In a report from Harvard’s The Nutrition Source cites “when too much sodium is added to your daily diet,
it can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.”
The human body only needs less than a half of a teaspoon of salt. What salt does with the body in the correct condition is to assist to relax muscles and aids nerve impulses.
There’s two alternative salts we’re providing benefits as Hmaylanin Salt and Celtic Salt.
Himalayan Sea Salt
This salt is pink in color and originates from the Himalayan mountains and not from the sea as other salts. The mountains of the Himalayan stretch through the nations of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal. The healing salt as it is known as is connected to products as healing lamps made from the Pakistani rock salt that millions was an ocean. Over time the ocean dried up leaving large masses of salt scattered throughout the mountains.
The salt is tasty and has numerous benefits:
*Balancing your body’s PH level
*Improve sleep quality.
*Regulate blood sugar. Healing properties
The second is Celtic Sea Salt which has a grey or purplish color is harvested from seawater in the estuaries near the town of Guérande in France and some are produced in Portugal.
The meaning of Estuary: are partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
There’s an interesting process to create this salt, it’s naturally harvested when the tide comes in, seawater settles in clay silt ponds. After exposure to the wind and sun the
effect causes a brine build up. Seawater is filtered up through the ground. This salt is the moistest of salt and has the highest minerals.
This salt has the highest minerals and is the moistest of salts with many benefits:
*Balances minerals in the body
*Prevents muscle cramps
*Rids the body of mucus from the body
*Reduces water retention
*Boosting the immune system
*Improves heart health
*Stabilizes blood sugar
*Increasing energy levels
It is estimated that we need about 500 mg of sodium daily for these vital functions.
I'm Andrea, a wife, a mother of two, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a creator, a band head, a social butterfly, a loner, a serious jokester, and a lot of other things, but
simply put... I am just Dre. I just happen to live in the best city in the U.S., New Orleans, Louisiana. We are full of food, music, and creative people. Oh! I am also the owner and designer of Bijoux de Delone, LLC, handmade jewelry and accessories for the home. Art to
wear, showing you my art to living.
Now that I have introduced myself, let me provide you with some helpful pointers as our children take holidays and then return back to school in the new year. How do we prepare our children - back to school. Are we really ready to send our children back into the classrooms? As of now, we have a new variant. Understand some of us do and do not have a choice to keep our children home for virtual learning. Let us make sure that they are prepared and feel comfortable being
around their friends. Take some time to have a discussion with your child(ren). Please do not
talk to them, but with them.
This is a big difference. Discuss COVID and other germs. Ask them what they know and if needed, correct them or give a little more information. Ask them how do they feel about COVID, how do they feel about going back to school with a full class. Talk through any stressors, and try to find a way to deal with it. Always talk to your child(ren) on their level. Explain things to where they can understand what is being discussed. You want to make sure that you and your child are both mentally ready to get back to large settings. You will also want to make sure you and your child are prepared for “the outside world,” but don't make it stressful. Here are some things to make sure you practice or at least talk about.
• Help them to be aware of commonly touched areas in the school and other public places
• Practice coughing and sneezing (Dabor Vampire arm)
• Practice new ways to greet people (air hugs, waving, no hand shaking)
• Practice wearing a mask at home for a few hours
• Practice washing hands (make lots of bubbles and sing songs)
Here are some things to make sure you have and your child has on hand.
• Antibacterial wipes
• Small pack of facial tissue
• Multiple mask or face coverings (as backup)
• Disposable gloves
I would check these items weekly and replenish as needed. I am also going to make the items I listed above personalized for my children. That way if misplaced, it can be returned, and it’s also super cute! Always be in the know of your COVID cases in your area. This will help you make a lot of decisions for you and your family. Please stay safe and always find your art to living