Mighty Mineral - Day 8

Mighty Mineral - Day 8

Mighty Mineral

Salt isn't just a tasty addition to your meal, but it's also playing an important role in keeping you healthy!

Sodium is the key chemical that helps balance fluids and assists with nutrient absorption in our bodies.

This makes eating the right type of salt - like iodine or iron-rich ones mined from solid earth sources, or salts harvested directly from ocean water - critical for maintaining optimum health.

The Betr Option: Himalayan Pink Salt

Dr. Ferro is a fan of Himalayan Pink salt. 

Rich in minerals and iron from its origins high up in the Himalayan mountains, this rose-colored seasoning can help promote healthy blood sugar levels with 84 trace elements for essential body functions.

Plus, you won't break the bank; find this unique and flavorful treat at any local grocery store.

Natural Iodine Sources

Iodine is an essential nutrient for human health, and one of the most common ways to get iodine is by consuming iodized salt. Iodized salt is simply regular table salt that has been fortified with iodine. 

Instead of settling for bleached, processed table salt with added ingredients, why not explore the natural sources of iodine from the level 1 food list? Reach for ingredients like:

  • Cod
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Shrimp
  • Eggs
  • Halibut
  • Crab
  • Scallops



Savor it!

If your cravings tend to 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.

Preparing your own meals with high-quality ingredients, or ordering food from a company that is conscious about the sodium content in their food will help reduce uncomfortable symptoms like bloating.

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)
  • Beef
  • Pre-made seasoning packs
  • Packaged fermented foods (pickles, olives, kimchi)

Happy cooking!


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