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SODIUM ISN’T THE ENEMY WHEN IN NUTRITIONAL KETOSIS

SODIUM ISN’T THE ENEMY WHEN IN NUTRITIONAL KETOSIS

When on a regular high carb diet, your insulin levels are high thus your body retains water and sodium. That’s why lots of people suffer from a substantial amount of water weight trapped in their bodies. On the other hand, people that follow Keto and consume non processed foods and more vegetables, their insulin levels are low and they lose water retention fairly quickly. This means they release Sodium as well. Low sodium levels in our bodies may cause: constipation, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms. On Keto we transform our bodies from a sugar burning machine to a fat burning machine. While we restrict carbs we need to replenish electrolytes. The recommended amount of salt for ketoers is one tea spoon per day whereas if not on Keto, this should go down to a quarter of that.

 

Let’s talk Salt!

Regular table salt has only two minerals: Sodium+Chloride vs Pink Himalayan salt that has 74 trace minerals.

The reason we recommend pink Himalayan salt is because it is less processed, higher in trace mineral content, and it has larger crystals than table salt. It technically contains less sodium per teaspoon and has a saltier flavor than table salt, meaning that a person can use less salt per serving to achieve the same taste.

In an ideal world we would have also recommended sea salt, however it is packed with micro plastics.

One thing we miss in the swap from regular table salt to Himalayan salt is iodine. Iodized salt is one of the easiest ways to prevent iodine deficiency without having to make other major modifications to your diet. The introduction of iodized salt was after 1920, and that was incredibly effective at eliminating iodine deficiency in many parts of the world.

 

Why is iodine important?

The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. When iodine intake is poor, the body cannot produce enough thyroid hormones, which then affects brain development.

 

Our bodies do not produce iodine, that’s why we need get iodine through our food.

Seaweed, salt water fish and seafood are natural sources of dietary iodine. Dairy products also supply iodine in the diet at varying levels.

 

Iodized Himalayan Salt: The Best of Both Worlds.

We have established why we need sodium, trace minerals, and iodine, and this is where the critical recommendation comes in: Consume Iodized Himalayan Salt. Get the benefits of consuming clean natural salt with added iodine that you already need but your body doesn’t produce!

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