Ever wondered why your recipes call for a pinch of salt in your cookies or pastry? Here’s why… Adding salt to our food is not just about saltiness. Salt has the ability to bring out wonders in our food by suppressing bitterness, hence enhancing the sweet and savory notes.
Adding salt to sweet desserts gives a blend and contrast of sweet and savory, which is irresistible for most of us – such as the salted caramel, salted chocolate (works for both white and dark chocolate) or adding a pinch of salt to the ice cream.
Himalayan salt contains over 84 natural-occurring minerals and elements that are vital for the maintenance of your body’s chemistry. The natural Himalayan salt crystals contain electrolytes such as sodium, calcium and potassium that help restore your body’s fluids. Electrolytes are what your cells, especially the nerves, heart and muscles, use to regulate voltages across cell membranes and to carry nerve impulses and muscle contractions. These electrolytes have to be continually replaced when you sweat.
Refined table salt (sodium chloride) is harmful to our bodies as it has been stripped of natural trace minerals and electrolytes, and added with synthetic additives such as iodine.
Iodine is an essential element to our body; however, synthetic iodine is difficult for our body to process. There are some brands that contain aluminum hydroxide that is known to cause Alzheimer’s disease.
As refined table salt is inorganic and chemically altered, it becomes difficult for our body to metabolize and eliminate.
When we take too much table salt, our body is not able to process it fast enough. As a result, water is drawn out of our cells, killing the healthy cells in order to dilute the inorganic sodium.