Lesson 18: The low-down on salt
Most diets tell you to reduce or cut out salt – and for good reason. Processed and refined foods usually contain sodium chloride in excess of what your body needs.
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Lesson 18 – The low-down on salt
Most diets tell you to reduce or cut out salt – and for good reason. Processed and refined foods usually contain sodium chloride in excess of what your body needs. But did you know salt is an essential mineral that helps your digestive, muscular, nervous and immune systems all function properly?
But… (there’s always a “but”, isn’t there?).
Not all salts are created equal. There’s good natural salt and then there’s junk processed salt. Natural salt is actually a nutritional goldmine, as it contains over 60 naturally-occurring trace minerals.
Table salt, on the other hand, has very little in common with natural, unrefined salt – instead of the bonus trace minerals, it’s packed with man-made chemicals such as moisture absorbers and flow agents.
Table salt will damage you health while the natural salt is profoundly healing. In the States, for example, salt brine from Lake Utah has been used effectively for sports recovery.
FitChef only uses the best salt in our meals. We believe it’s critical be fanatical about salt quality. We love using a local Kalahari salt (from a 200 million year old underground salt water source) in our meals.
If you need to add extra salt to your meals, Himalayan pink salt is just as nutritious, but we suggest that you look out for and support local Oryx Desert salt.
The 478 technique
Manage your stress by your breathing with the 478 technique:
Breathe in for the count of 4.
Hold for 7 seconds.
Exhale slowly for the count of 8.
Embrace this technique, even before your meals. Watch Joni Peddie and Celynn Erasmus, authors of The F+A+B Quotient, explain more in this video.
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