5: Know the enemy: Refined Salt #SevenDayDetox

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You will be shocked to learn that refined table salt is a poison for the body. Its processed just like industrial sodium chloride. It starts as sea salt that is then processed to separate the magnesium, this is done because the magnesium is then sold for more money. This process not only depletes the salt of life enhancing magnesium but also bleaches out the salt with the use of caustic soda, other nasty stuff is then added. We end up with salt that has harmful ingredients such as various bleaches and aluminium silicate.

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Refined table salt has very little to do with sea or mineral salt. Refined salt is linked to water retention and many other health issues such as blood pressure and kidney problems.

Natural and unrefined sea salt and natural mineral salt are full of essential minerals and a very good way for us to access them. We need about 1.5 grams of salt a day to get enough of those essential minerals. Natural salt is mainly composed of sodium chloride and magnesium, it also contains many other elements and compounds such as chromium, selenium and zinc.

Avoiding refined table salt should become a priority in our detoxification process. Unfortunately refined salt is found in every processed food, bread and in any food that has added salt. Ketchup and baked beans are full of it and so is most things that are not fresh. It may be difficult to completely eliminate refined salt but we can certainly avoid it.

The first and most important step is to get some lovely unrefined sea salt for your home, here’s one of my favourites, Maldon Sea Salt

The next step is to find a little travel salt container that we can take anywhere. I just have a little glass jar at the bottom of my bag.

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