The sea salt (and salt in general) has many benefits to our health, but the combination of salt and water is essential for our life. Together they keep our body hydrated and the vital functions of it working normally.
Sea Salt and Water
We all know already that our body is 75% water.
What maybe not all of us know, is that this water contained in all of our tissues, cells, blood, organs is a salty water solution, very similar to that of the ocean.
There should be no wonder about this, since we know that the life on Earth started from the sea.
So, why are we often told that salt is not good for our health? – Let’s see:
As shown in the “Importance of Drinking Water” page, we need minerals and trace elements for the electrolytic process that keeps our body alive. These minerals are mainly: sodium, chloride, potassium, and magnesium.
According to Dr F. Batmanghelidj MD, it is not the salt that causes us health problems, but the failure of drinking enough water.
“One of the first protocols for a patient upon hospitalization is an intravenous saline solution. Doctors are well aware that dehydration, second only to oxygen deprivation, robs life fastest.” – Dr F. Batmanghelidj MD
That means we need salt as well as we need water. BTW: you should go grab a tall glass of water! And keep repeating that motion; if you have to go to the hospital for dehydration, you’re out $350 – the price of administering an intravenous saline water solution! (See how much water to drink a day)
- Please note that the vegetables we eat don’t contain sodium chloride (the regular salt), so we need to take it separately.
How much salt is safe?
Don’t overdue on Salt!
According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, as a general rule we need about 1/4 teaspoon of salt (3-4 grams) for 10 cups of water.
* You should always consult your doctor about this.
But what kind of salt should we eat? Sea Salt vs Table Salt
Let’s see, what are the benefits of sea salt for our health?