The other day I was wondering why sea salt is so much better than regular salt, and how can we benefit from using sea salt versus regular table salt. Well, my friends, if you have ponder the same thing, I've done the research and have the answers for you! :)
Table salt is refined, so a lot of the minerals that you need are taken out from it. Both table salt and sea salt have the same amount of sodium chloride in it, but sea salt is the healthier choice since it basically is used in it's natural form. Sea salt comes from water evaporation from the ocean or sea water. The minerals in sea salt are kept intact since it doesn't require to go through processing like table salt does.
Because sea salt contains all its minerals, there are a lot of benefits of using sea salt. Sea salt contains magnesium that helps with stress, slows down aging of the skin, and calms the nervous system. It also contains calcium that helps with water retention, improves circulation, and strengthens bones. Potassium balance skin moisture and it's a crucial mineral to replenish muscles. Bromides relieve stiffness of the muscles and sodium for lymphatic fluid balance, which is important for the immune system. Sea salt has a health benefit of clearing the sinus cavities, useful in clearing lungs of mucus, and is a natural antihistamine. Sea salt maintains the balance of electrolytes in the body. Sea salt is a natural hypnotic that helps regulating sleep. Sea salt can cure infections such as psoriasis.
All these benefits of sea salt makes perfect sense to me after doing the research. Many times you hear people taking baths in sea salt scented with their favorite scent after a stressful day or after a really good workout. So, the other day I decided to try taking a bath after my run and I felt very relaxed and had a really good night's sleep! Ever wonder why surfers go surfing when they are feeling under the weather? It's because of the salt in the ocean that boosts their immune system! If you looking for a natural relief for symptoms such as a cold, stress, sore muscles, sea salt is the answer! Now, just because sea salt is better for you than table salt, doesn't mean you can use more of it. You still should limit the amount of sea salt intake to prevent from excess sodium load on the body. Total sodium intake should be kept below 2400 mg/day.
So go enjoy some sea salt!
Monday, November 15, 2010
I found this interesting article about a study on hormones and the relationship with cancer risk. I recommend every woman read this article and be informed about the effects of estrogen dominance. Are you at risk for cancer? Click the link below to get more information. :)
Hormone study finds dire cancer risks
Hormone study finds dire cancer risks
Posted by Natural Beauty at 8:20 PM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I finished my first 5K today!! WOOHOO! I feel very accomplished! Running and finishing a race makes you feel great and happy that you did it! I definitely recommend everyone to at least try a race once in their life, even if you're not a runner. I hated running but as soon as I started to train and running a mile everyday, I didn't mind it so much. Just to think that it took me almost 30 minutes to run 1 mile, and now I can do 3 miles in that amount of time! You'll feel great about yourself and everyone on the course are so nice and motivating! Plus, being a participant in a race you get a bunch of free stuff! :) I recommend beginning runners to start off slow and each day increase the mileage you're running. Also, make sure you stretch! One mistake of mine was running on hard asphalt more frequently and ended up getting shin splints,very sore legs and knee problems. If you want to run outside try to run on dirt paths, that way there's less impact on your legs. :) Make sure you have good running shoes, because your feet and legs will thank you for it. Running is a great way to exercise! Next race 12K! Hopefully by next year I will be able to run a marathon.
Posted by Natural Beauty at 3:10 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Has anyone heard of organic clothing?! This is awesome! I was at a networking group and someone had mention she has a business with organic clothing. What a great business to have! I need to get myself to buy some of these clothes because I've heard great things about it. It's a company that have distributors who come to your home and you get to try on the clothes and get fitted for the sizes. I don't have all the details about it but it sounds fun! Who's up for a clothing party?!
Posted by Natural Beauty at 8:32 PM
Friday, November 5, 2010
If you're on your feet all day like I am, then your feet will want some pampering. At the end of the day, I wish I had someone at home waiting to give me a foot massage because my feet need it!
Ok, so maybe you aren't on your feet all day at work, but those cute heels that you wore the night before while you were partying it up may have taken a toll on your feet. Either way, just because your feet is at the end of your body doesn't mean they don't need some love! I have tried a peppermint scrub and cream for my feet. That's right, mint is no longer just a breath freshener found in toothpaste or gum. Mint can be used for your feet!! :) The set includes a scrub, nourishing cream, and some cozy socks to keep those feet warm in the cold months coming up. Trust me your feet will thank you for it! Not only will this set make your feet happy but the aroma of mint is a remedy of nausea and headaches! So I keep the cream by my side just in case if I am in a situation where I am feeling nauseous or have a headache. Also, it is that time of the year where everyone is getting a cold. This is another situation where the peppermint set will come in handy because mint is also a decongestant which cools and soothes the throat, nose and other respiratory channels. So all around this is good for other things than just your feet!
Posted by Natural Beauty at 5:06 PM