Every time you see your doctor, they tell you to cut back on the foods you love most.
Burgers, pasta, fries, you name it.
These foods are notoriously bad for you, but that doesn’t change the fact that a bland bowl of veggies doesn’t warm the soul the same way a bowl of spaghetti does.
But what if I said you don’t have to give up everything?
The keys to enjoying your meals are seasoning and flavor. Most doctors will say to cut those out too.
Little do they know, there’s a healthy alternative that boosts flavor AND your all-around health.
Salt is one of the first things to go when you take a look at your diet through the health lens.
It contributes to some of the most dangerous diseases in our society when consumed in excess, which if you’ve ever eaten out at a restaurant you know that it is.
But how can we keep the joy in food while cutting out the unhealthy bits?
There are recipes online for black bean brownies and zucchini bread, but those things will never be the same as the gooey brownies of your childhood or freshly-baked banana bread.
The truth about substitutes is they’re usually never good enough.
We can pretend we like sugar free chocolate, but it never really measures up to the real thing.
The secret to breaking free from the misery of healthy substitutions is to find something you can switch like for like.
For example, purple potatoes are often described as having a very similar flavor to regular yellow or red potatoes, but they come packed with antioxidants that raise your potatoes up from comfort food to super food.
Today we’re going to talk about salt.
Just like how we can switch one potato for another, the way to have your salt and enjoy it too is to find an almost-perfect match.
You know me well enough by now to know that I wouldn’t set all of this up for you without having that perfect match up my sleeve.
Let me share it with you.
Pink Himalayan Salt has all of the flavor and versatility as regular table salt, but instead of the cholesterol, it actually offers health benefits!
Grinding a bit of this exotic spice into your dishes will not only leave them flavorful, but also adds a kick of much-needed antioxidants and minerals.
The main difference between pink salt and table salt is where they’re sourced.
I mentioned that pink salt is Himalayan – it’s mined deep in the caves of Pakistan.
Rumor has it, this is the purest salt on earth because the caves are so secluded, harmful toxins and pollutants cannot reach it.
Pink salt is also typically mined by hand, which saves it from the high amount of unnatural interference table salt is subject to.
It also goes through very little processing, therefore preserving the purity and quality of the salt.
Commercial table salt is commonly subjected to a bleaching process, adding aluminum derivatives that are known to be highly toxic to human health.
If that weren’t enough to convince you, pink salt contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron (all of which can help your health!).
Besides eating pink salt in your favorite meals, it also improves respiratory problems (caves for asthma and allergy therapy), balances the body’s pH, aids digestion, purifies the air (search Himalayan Salt Lamps), and can be used as a natural sleep inducer.
So what are you waiting for?
Throw out your table salt and go grab a pink salt grinder.
It wouldn’t hurt to find a salt lamp too, but that’s up to you.
All you need to know is there’s an alternative to ditching the flavor and comfort of your favorite foods for the sake of your health.
As a frequent user myself, pink salt tastes the same as table salt. In fact, after using it for so long, I find I actually prefer pink salt by far.
Finding an alternative to making food tasty that is actually healthier than its counterpart is rare. It’s also the best health tradeoff I can think of.