Is Your Family Stocking Up on Salt?
by Shari Dovale
Common salt, also known as sodium chloride, is an ingredient used for seasoning everyday foods. It is also used as a food preservative.
But how much do you really know about all the benefits of the different types of salt? And yes, some salt is much better than others.
Numerous benefits come with the ingestion of salt. It is an important element of rehydration, it can help reduce diabetes risk, it promotes good oral health, it can help maintain normal blood pH, and much more!
Additionally, salt can improve respiratory health, may decrease your appetite and aid in weight loss, and it helps to normalize cholesterol.
There are many types of salt, and you should be aware of them. From Common table salt, to Sea salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Black Hawaiian Salt, and many more, there are different uses and benefits to the various types of salt.
The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, at Natural News can tell you quite a lot about salt. He agrees that Pink Himalayan salt is complete with qualities that put it leagues above commercial table salt, including that it has less sodium and more potassium and other minerals.
Country Living believes that if you have room for only one salt in your pantry, opt for kosher salt. “Its texture is light but coarse (which helps you avoid over salting) and dissolves easily. It can be used in any application and is quite affordable (around $4 for a 3-pound box).”
And the good folks over at my family survival plan have given us even more reasons to stock up on salt, such as to remove rust, eliminate odors, and you can use it to melt snow and ice.
Some additional uses for salt include:
- To remove pinfeathers easily from a chicken, rub the chicken skin with salt first.
- Adding a pinch of salt to milk will keep it fresh longer.
- Sprinkle salt at doorways, window sills and anywhere else ants sneak into your house. Ants don’t like to walk on salt.
- To alleviate the discomfort of a mild sore throat, gargle several times daily with a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon Salt and 1/2 cup warm water.
- Killing poison ivy: Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer.
Pick your favorite type, or get multiples. But stocking up on salt should be a vital part of your family’s survival plan.