As you may already know and as explained on The Hearty Soul, white table salt is one of the worst foods ever because it is depleted of all its nutritive value and bleached. On the other hand, sea salt, obtained from raised ancient seabeds, is abundant in minerals and nutrients that can do amazing things for your overall health.
If you still have doubts whether you should add it to your diet or not, make sure you continue reading this article to discover 5 amazing things that a mixture, known as sole (made with sea salt and water) possesses.
The 5 Best Health Benefits of Sole
- Hydrates the whole body
Did you know that you can actually drink too much water? And, your body will start to remove all of the things that the cells require to function properly, including electrolytes and minerals. This is where sole can help because it will slow down the process of water re-absorption.
- Betters the digestion
Drinking salt water will improve the functioning of the salivary glands and they will create a protein known as amylase which encourages digestion by helping the body dissolve food faster so that more of its nutrients can be absorbed. What’s more, it will increase the production of stomach acid and this will ease the breaking down of the not-so-easily-broken-down vitamins and minerals.
- Skin problems
If you have acne-prone skin, salt may be the remedy you have been looking for. This is because of the chromium present in it which lowers the risk of infection. Also, you can benefit from sea salt if you experience rough skin, dry scalp or if you need to minimize eczema outbreaks. Sea salt will address the issue and alleviate it and also strengthen the immunity to prevent further complications.
- Encourages sleep
If you have been finding it hard to fall asleep easily, salt and water mixture may be a great solution. This is because it has the power to lower the stress hormone production in the body and elevate the production of serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone, and help you fall asleep easy and go well throughout the whole night without waking up all the time.
- Alkalizes the whole body
An alkaline body means stronger bones, higher level of energy, a stronger immunity, smaller risk of arthritis inflammation, and prevention of Candida overgrowth.
Recipe for Sole
You will need:
A mason jar, of one quart
Natural salt like Himalayan pink salt
Preparation: Fill one third of the jar with the salt and then add the filtered water. Make sure you leave two inches free at the top. Cover the jar with a plastic top (do not use a metal one). Shake the jar well and leave it like that for 24 hours. After 24 hours, check the jar and if all salt crystals have dissolved, add a bit more salt. When it no longer dissolves, it means that the sole is ready for use.
Use: Mix ½ tsp with 8 oz. glass of water and drink it on a daily basis in the morning.