Wondering Wednesday #3 Pass me the salt please. (It is already Wednesday somewhere)

Today we are going to introduce the benefits of a rather unusual daily drink tonic… Sea salt, is actually very good for you in moderate quantities and has many health benefits, including supplying your body with dozens of trace minerals.  Science has also proven that moderate levels of sea salt is actually GOOD for your heart health and does not negatively affect blood pressure like was previously believed years ago.  We are talking about high-quality or Himalayan salt here, not the processed kind that is filled with toxins.

Daily practices are an important part to health and happiness, and this is especially true at the start of the day. Many of us have morning routines that are wonderful healthy ways to get going. A brisk walk around the block, a morning meditation, a little yoga, or a favorite smoothie all hit the mark.

Have you ever thought about a quick and simple glass of warm lemon water with salt? This simple step will boost your morning health and wellness regimen in one little easy to make drink.  To point out something about its effectiveness would be there are a number of professional athletes and Olympians who drink this salty lemon water every morning.

Water is essential to life and your body’s internal functions. Drinking a large glass of it first thing in the morning will help you focus on staying hydrated and maintain your energy throughout the day.

Salts provide the main electrolytes and minerals critical for normal function. However, don’t just consume any salt. Himalayan salt is far less processed and less toxic than your traditional table salt. It also provides you with more electrolytes and minerals than average salts. Lemon juice gives you the acid needed for the stomach and gut to break down any food consumed throughout the day.

A 12-ounce glass of warm lemon water with Himalayan salt in the morning can increase your immune function, decrease uric acid to fight inflammation, improve digestion, and balance your body. These benefits can be attributed to the vitamin C content of the lemon juice as well as the essential minerals contained in Himalayan salt. This simple morning drink promotes vitality, health, and overall wellness, and may even improve your sex drive!

Let’s take a closer look at 19 of the balancing benefits of water, lemon, and salt, all in one cup.

  1. Lemons are excellent for fighting inflammation.
  2. Lemons can help dissolve the uric acid in your joints, and also have been found to help build and repair tendons, ligaments, and bone. This anti-inflammatory property may be especially beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, according to an American College of Physicians study on osteoarthritis, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2000).
  3. A daily glass of lemon water with Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt may provide a better overall mineral balance, which promotes proper food and water absorption in your body, allowing essential nutrients to get where they need to be.
  4. Balances your body’s acidity (pH). The alkalizing effects of lemon and natural salt are highly useful for managing your body’s delicate pH balance, which is crucial for optimal functioning of the body’s systems.
  5. Boosts immune function. One lemon provides 139 percent of your daily value of vitamin C. Squeezing one lemon into your morning is a natural alternative to that vitamin C supplement you may be taking.
  6. It’s a detox for your cells. The all-natural Himalayan salt mixed with lemon juice and water helps to pull toxins from your cells, reducing cellular toxicity. This may reduce your risk for various chronic diseases, as well as make you feel generally awesome!
  7. Reduces problematic cellulite. Natural salts like Himalayan salt have been used for centuries for skin care. These days, most spa treatments for cellulitis contain some form of salt and/or citrus blend. A few daily ounces of lemon and salt water in the morning may firm up a few of those unsightly areas.
  8. Clears up skin and adds a fresh glow. Using natural salt for skin problems, such as psoriasis and eczema, dates back to ancient Roman times. Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius’ doctor, Galen from Pergamum, used sea salt for skin diseases, according to Science Tribune (1999).
  9. Useful for allergy season. It has been suggested that the combination of lemon and salt, specifically mixed into warm water, acts as a natural antihistamine for allergies. It may be the perfect alternative to those pink pills that leave you feeling drowsy.
  10. Paves the way for better sleep. The natural hormone-balancing properties of lemon and Himalayan salt or high-quality sea salt can be more than useful when it comes to bedtime. Getting the proper amount of sleep is essential for physical health, mental health, productivity, and much more. This hormone-balancing beverage can make an effective nightcap.
  11. Helps controls blood sugar. The fiber content of lemons helps to balance blood glucose levels, which is useful for type 2 diabetes patients and pre-diabetics , according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2000).
  12. Lemons may help detoxify your liver. Vitamin C is essential for producing glutathione, which plays a foundational role in detoxifying the liver. It also has antiseptic properties that are useful for liver function, as well.
  13. Fresh breath! Lemon and Himalayan salt may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of fresh breath. However, the lemon and salt in this simple morning drink help kill the bacteria that builds up while you’re sleeping.
  14. May help you chill out. When you get stressed out, do not be so quick to reach for those prescription pills. You may be able to chill out and return to that state of Zen by boosting your vitamin C levels first thing in the morning.
  15. Useful for reducing blood pressure. Lemons are not all about vitamin C and fiber. They also contain potassium, which is vital for flushing excessive sodium from the body.
  16. Boost your libido! The vitamin C content and hormone-balancing properties of this morning beverage can help lift your mood.
  17. Gets you hydrated right out of the gate. Many people forget how important hydration is, especially after a seven or eight-hour sleep period with no water. Start your morning off right and get hydrated. The water, salt and zesty lemon will get your day off to the perfect start.
  18. An antioxidant powerhouse vital for, well, everything! Lemon offers up a wealth of vitamins and minerals, while Himalayan salt boosts your mineral and trace mineral levels even more. The antioxidant and detoxifying properties of lemon saltwater pack a powerful, free radical knockout punch.
  19. Lemons and real salt are both exceptional for increasing heart health on their own. However, when you combine the two into one vibrant morning drink, you get even more vital heart-thumping health benefits. Natural salt supports electrochemical reactions in the body, while negative ions assist in healthy heart rhythm. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is, “associated with lower endothelial dysfunction in men with no history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes,” according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006).

Want to join me? Combine 10 ounces of filtered water (I prefer it warm) with one whole lemon, squeezed, and half a teaspoon of Himalayan salt.  If you like, add your favorite greens powder mix in here too if you desire, you may like the combination, but I prefer the simple water, lemon and salt mixture the best.

If you try this, Let me know what you think.

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