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Adding Sea Salt to your Drinking Water can Help with Hydration

Glass container with Himalayan salt
Glass container with Himalayan salt

Home container of Himalayan Salt-Sole (so-lay)

When your mouth is dry and you all you crave is a bottle of water, try mixing in some Sea Salt next time.

Dehydration begins to occur in your body when you lose more fluid than you are taking in. Your body does not have enough fluid to carry out its normal functions and begins to make mistakes. This is not good.

Many experts and doctors are now recommending the use of Sea Salt to help combat dehydration in the body, just by simply adding it to your drinking water.  Adding sea salt to your drinking water is easy, and cheap.

But wont sea salt make me thirsty?

Actually… No.

add sea salt to your drinking water

Adding just a pinch of sea salt to your drinking water is great tasting and provides trace minerals to your diet.

Sea salt contains more than 84 minerals and nutrients that our body needs and craves on a daily basis. It has been used throughout history for achieving and maintaining optimum health. By adding just a pinch of sea salt

to a glass of water will blast these minerals and nutrients into your body. This satisfies your thirst longer because the mineral content holds more of the water within your body.

But you thought salt made you thirsty right?

Yes, that is correct. TABLE salt will make you thirsty. Pure, cheap, white table salt is horrible for bodies. This salt is heavily processed which takes away all the essential nutrients we need, additives are also used to prevent clumping. These additives often cause a range of health problems and aggravate edema (fluid retention caused by dehydration.) The lack of minerals in table salt also make it addictive. After eating salt, the body craves more salt. Not because it tastes good, but because the body’s requirement for nutrients was not satisfied.

More than 1500 milligrams of sodium a day can be bad for your health, this is no secret. Which is why sea salt is becoming much more appealing.

How do I know if I’m dehydrated?

If your mouth is dry and sticky, you are already in a mild state of dehydration.

Other mild symptoms include:

  • Thirst
  • Sleepiness, or tiredness (children less active)
    headaches from dehydration

    Symptoms of dehydration can include headaches

  • Decreased urine output (no wet diapers for 3 hours, 8 hours between urination for kids and teens)
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness

The Institute of  Medicine recommends drinking about 3 liters of water a day for men, and about 2.2 liters for women. Now if you exercise, spend time outside, or not feeling good you need to increase the amount of fluid you take in. There is no harm in over drinking water for a day. Your body will immediately flush out any unused fluid, along with other waste.

Most adult males drink about 4 cups a day, this is way to low. If you are above this number you are doing good, but the right amount varies for every person.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your hydration is to begin your day by drinking water, and plenty of it. When you first wake in the morning, your body is starving and thirsty from all the work its being doing all night. Give it what it needs, and drink at least one large glass within 30 minutes of getting up.

I like to gauge my hydration by my urine. If it is a pale, yellowish color I know my hydration is good.

I also, like most people, follow a pattern everyday. I usually have to pee about the same time, same place, everyday. If my routine is off, I know to check my water consumption.

How to Add Sea Salt to your Drinking Water

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