We only get one body, and it is important to care for it as best as we can. If you are eating a healthy, organic diet, and exercising regularly, then you are off to a great start. There can be conflicting information about what is best for you. But the majority of things are obvious. We know that we should be having things as natural as possible. Everything that we take in our body or put on our skin goes into our bodies.

Shaking Things Up

Shaking Things Up

One thing that can be a little controversial, though, is how much salt that you should have in your diet. Some people refuse to cook with salt, whereas others will use it on lots of different things. So what is the truth? Do we really need salt in our diet? The answer is that we do need it. We need to just be careful about how much we have of it, though. First of all, salt helps to control the balance of fluid in our bodies. That is vital to life! Salt can also control the way our muscles and nerves work in the body. Too much salt can be damaging, though. Our bodies are amazing things, however. They can help us to regulate how much salt we need in our body. If we have too much, we will feel thirsty. Then we will drink water to counteract it. The excess will be filtered through our kidneys then. Our bodies can do amazing things to heal ourselves!
So do we need to cook with it, or is there plenty of salt in everything we already have? This will completely depend on your current diet. There will be a lot of salt in processed foods. So the best way to be in control of what you are eating is to cut down on processed foods. Then you can be more informed about how much salt you are having.

Shaking Things Up

Shaking Things Up

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One other way that salt is used in our diets is through the water that we consume. If you live in a hard water area, then there will be more amounts of things like magnesium and calcium in the water. As a result, you might be using a water softener to help replace these metals with sodium (or salt). In particularly hard water areas, it will mean that more sodium is needed to combat the effects of the metals. For most adults, this wouldn’t be an issue. Providing that you have a pretty healthy diet. So if you think you might need a water softener, you should certainly look into it. Then you can find the best water softener for your price range and needs.

 

If you have a concern about how much salt is in even the softened water, then there are other options. You could use a water filter, for example. You could also just soften only the hot water in the home. Then if it is being used in cooking and being boiled, it will become more purified.

 

 

 

This is a collaborative post with YourOrganicChild.com