Salt: Earth's White Gold
Salt is unhealthy, causes high blood pressure: These and similar statements are heard again and again. But this is only half the truth. In reality, salt is a vital mineral which, unlike all other minerals, must be supplemented because it is not contained in any other food. Everything is a question of quantity and quality!
An American study of more than 11,000 people over a period of more than 20 years showed that, contrary to expectations, mortality increased with decreasing salt intake. In plain language, this means that a low-salt diet shortens life. Salt is essential to life. Without salt our body could not store water in our cells, our body would dry out, and no movement, no thought, no life would be possible.
From the sea -- the symbiosis of water and salt -- all forms of life that ever existed on this planet emerged. We humans came from the sea. Our body fluids still bear witness to this today: Our blood, our tears, our lymph fluid and the amniotic fluid in which the embryo grows, all correspond to a one-percent water-salt solution, similar to the primordial sea in which all life originated.
Doctor warnings on salt:
- We consume too much salt, an average of 20 grams (4 teaspoons) instead of 6 to 8 grams (1 teaspoon) a day. This is harmful because the body, especially in the case of refined salt, cannot excrete those amounts.
- About 10 percent of high blood pressure patients react to salt intake with an increase in blood pressure.
Not all salt is the same
Our ancestors knew that salt was vital for them and therefore guarded the salt deposits like a precious treasure. Salt was more valuable to the people of that time than gold. But the table salt used in the kitchen today is no longer what was so valuable to our ancestors. It is no longer a natural salt, but rather a refined chemical product reduced to the substances sodium and chloride and artificially enriched with pouring aids and other substances.
But it is precisely the natural components, the wholeness of the salt, that makes it so valuable. Natural salt contains practically all the substances found on this earth, because it is nothing more than a dried primordial sea, the medium from which all life originated. This salt in its natural form contains all vital minerals and trace elements in an ideal balance for our organism.
For the good of your health, exchange artificial table salt for a natural salt. It not only tastes better, but can also be better excreted by the body when too much is consumed. And it contains all important minerals and trace elements in an optimal ratio for our body.