Good Morning All:
Don’t worry, it’s not Sunday yet. Yes, it is Saturday. I just wanted to get this to you today because, as many of you know, this might be my last weekend in our current house and Anna, RBI and I are inundated with packing, selling and buying stuff. So please read and enjoy. Also, there WILL be a Body Designs installment next week too. However, it will probably arrive earlier than Sunday as well.
Even though my wife is a great cook, we do not have any of the following in our house: flour, butter, oil, sugar or salt. So if you live next door to us and need to borrow one of those items, you’re out of luck. Sorry Matt and Jenny (of Sherbourne Drive) and Dave (of TLofts).
However, out of all the above mentioned “ingredients”, I can tolerate the use of one. Salt. “There he goes again…,” I can hear some of you say,“…contradicting himself!” No, that’s not at all what I am doing. While it’s true that I am a stickler for keeping sodium levels low, there is an alternative to using that white useless condiment known as table salt.
I am talking about 100% natural and organic sea salt. And, unlike its overly processed relative, this type of salt has the correct balance of sodium and chloride, as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium and almost 100 other trace and micro-nutrients Mother Nature intended our bodies to need.
The salt you’re most likely used to is either rock or ocean salt that has been mined, heat blasted, chemically treated, and mixed with anti-caking agents, as well as iodine; leaving you with a product that does nothing for you other than to increase your body’s sodium and water retention levels. Worse, consuming too much can even cause damage to the heart, kidneys, muscle and bones. Umm, umm, good! Huh?
However, when natural organic sea salt is introduced to saliva in the mouth, digestion begins immediately – allowing your body to extract the food’s nutrients and speed up your metabolism as soon as possible. Furthermore, it has also been known to lower blood pressure, decrease water retention and make the functioning of the liver, kidneys and adrenals more efficient. Last but not least, it can actually boost the body’s immune system.
So remember, when you go to cook your next meal or season your favorite dish, it’s okay to reach for the sodium chloride. However, only that of the sea, is truly worth its salt.