Have you ever wondered why our tears and sweat are salty? Our bodies cannot function properly without salt. Every cell in our body contains salt. There is approximately one cupful (250 grams) of salt in an adult human’s body. No wonder we crave for salt. Seeing as our bodies contain natural occurring salt it stands to reason that the salt we consume should be of a natural benefit to us too.
Pure Himalayan Salt and Natural Celtic Sea Salt are two salts which would be my choice opposed to processed salts. As salt is a corrosive (meaning it is capable of eating away or destroying another matter [material]) then what it is stored in is a major concern.
Most salts, whether they be organic or not, are packaged in plastic. Keeping salt stored in plastic packaging for long periods is not a good idea as plastic ‘sweats’ in hot weather. The moisture interacts with the salt and deteriorates the plastic, leading to chemicals leaching into the salt.
Once bought, it would be wise to store the salt in something other than a plastic container or leaving it in the plastic package it came in. Bamboo and wooden salt boxes/keepers/cellars allow salt to ‘breathe’. This enhances the quality and taste of the salt. I have sourced some lovely bamboo and wooden salt boxes/keepers/cellars from Amazon which are made from bamboo, olive wood and acacia wood. They will complement any kitchen and keep your salt tasting as it should; naturally!
Did you know?
A ‘saltbox’ is a wooden building and originated in New England in the 17th Century. Its long sloping roof extends towards the back of the house with two stories in the front and one story in the back. The flat front, uneven sides and low slanting roof looked like a salt box, of the time, in which salt was stored; so hence the name given.
The chemical ‘makeup’ of salt has two elements (components); Sodium and Chloride.
Sodium makes it possible to transmit (send) nerve pulses (electrical signals) around the body. Three of our senses (taste, touch and smell) are governed (managed) by sodium. Our brain, heart and muscles rely on sodium. Chloride helps with digestion. It maintains the acid balance in the body and assists the blood to take carbon dioxide from the body’s tissues to the lungs.
A healthy body is capable of regulating the quantity of salt required to maintain it. When we thirst, it is because our body is accumulating (collecting) too much salt. Drinking water helps to flush out (clean) the kidneys and the surplus (extra amount) of salt is excreted (passed) out of the body.
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