The thing about food and health now days is that oftentimes, good things are given terrible reputations because their mediocre substitutes are just that: mediocre. When foods are sold in their processed forms, and then labeled as bad for you, well, that just isn't fair to the original food. Take salt, for example. It has been a terrible victim of this slandering for years.
We all know table salt is bad for you, sodium is to be avoided, etc. I for one, find table salt pretty nasty to begin with. You will never hear me ask you to pass the salt at the dinner table because I have never found that I liked my food better with a sprinkling of the stuff.
The thing is though, Americans are missing out on the real deal. And here is the good news: the real deal is not only not bad for you, it is good for you. Do a little reading before we go on, would you, so you don't leave thinking I am crazy? This article, and this article are a great place to start. Note that Celtic sea salt is different from what is sold as "sea salt".
Celtic sea salt is harvested off the coast of Brittany, France and not processed at all! Table salt is stripped of the minerals our bodies need. Not only are the benefits of using Celtic sea salt great, but the stuff has an amazing flavor. As crazy as it sounds, I even like it by itself. Sometimes, if I am starving after work and I walk into the kitchen completely willing to mow down everything in sight, I put a little pinch of Celtic sea salt under my tongue while I make dinner. It truly does help stifle my ravenous cravings until I can get a decent meal in my system.
Did you see in the second article above that this salt helps "to extract excess acidity and toxins from brain cells" and that "Natural Celtic salt will help keep the electrolyte minerals in your body balanced, releasing excess sodium and water"? Put a pinch of Celtic salt into your water bottle after you work out and drink the benefits. This salt does everything that table salt doesn't do.
This salt is the only salt I use. I love it. And you want to know a little tip? By combining two of my topics this week (coconut oil and Celtic sea salt), you can make the tastiest, healthiest homemade popcorn around. Just heat up a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil on medium-high heat in a large pot, pour the kernels in, making sure each one is coated in the oil, and cover. Let it sit for a minute or two, and once it starts to rapidly pop, turn down the heat a little bit. When the kernels pop with more than five seconds in between each pop, turn off the heat and sprinkle with plenty of Celtic Sea salt (I like to add pepper, too) and enjoy guilelessly Actually, nay: know that you are just doing your body another favor.
Have you tried Celtic Sea Salt? I buy mine from the same place I buy my coconut oil: luckyvitamin.com, but you can also buy it from Amazon. And now, your thoughts: go!