Craving Salty Foods?
Craving Salty Foods?
Gina Redzanic - Wednesday, June 06, 2018


As promised, this week I will be diving a bit more into smashing those bad cravings... Let's begin with SALTY food cravings. There are four ways you can look at your salt cravings, and perhaps learn something that will inspire a change in your diet to help you stay healthy and balanced:

1. It’s a habit.

You may have grown up with parents who put salt on the table and salted their food before even tasting it. It became a habit that you added a pinch or dash of salt to most meals. Now you’re used to salty foods and low-salt foods taste boring or bland.

Solution: Become aware of your salt habits. Are you salting food before you even taste it? How much salt to you add when cooking?

Try cooking your meals with no salt, or a fraction of what the recipe calls for, and then taste at the table.
Serve meals with a fresh quarter of lemon and spritz over your food for added zing.
Use freshly chopped herbs like parsley, mint, scallions or thyme for added flavor and aroma instead of salt.
Try to choose HIGH quality sea salt (pink himalayan sea salt is a great high quality choice), as it can not only satisfy your salty craving, but it can support your adrenal and thyroid health and add alkalinity into your diet as sea salt has a wonderful balance of minerals including calcium, magnesium, iodine and potassium to name a few.

Add it to salads, smoothies and soups. A little goes a long way!

2. You're missing minerals.

Our bodies need calcium, sodium, magnesium, zinc and other trace minerals to stay healthy and run the chemistry of neurochemical reactions and building blood and hormones. Many minerals taste salty or minerally, so when you get the message to eat more salt, your body is really asking for more minerals! You will keep craving salt until your mineral needs are met.

Solution: Boost your mineral intake with Ionix Supreme, a high-quality multi-vitamin (Isagenix has super high quality vitamins) , eat more mineral-dense sea vegetables like nori, kelp, and dulse, and eat more super seeds like hemp and chia.

3. You're dehydrated.

Sodium works for us by keeping water in our bodies for long enough to hydrate our cells. When you become dehydrated, you need a little more salt to steady your electrolytes, which are mineral salts that conduct electricity in your tissues and body, and keep retaining the water you need. Exercise, alcohol consumption, and even a high salt diet can all lead to dehydration.

Solution: Make sure to drink eight or more glasses of water every day, and extra when you exercise. When you drink alcohol, stay hydrated (and more sober) by drinking one glass of water for every alcoholic drink. Use Hydrate throughout the day. (*P.S for alcohol you can mix 1 shot of Vodka or Tequila with water and a teaspoon of Hydrate, pour over ice.)You’ll also look and feel better in the morning than with other drinks!

4. You have sluggish adrenal glands.

Salt cravings can also be a sign of low-functioning adrenal glands, and may show up as super low blood pressure. So, even though high blood pressure is bad, low blood pressure isn’t necessarily good. Adrenaline over-production can be a result of a stressed-out lifestyle, and leads to adrenal fatigue.

Solution: If you’re experiencing salt cravings along with low energy and bags under your eyes, get your adrenal and cortisol levels checked.

👉Food cravings of any kind signal a deficiency of some kind, either physical (like an underactive adrenal system,) emotional (like family habits), or nutritional (like low mineral levels). Start looking and feeling into your salt cravings and begin to make small changes in your diet, use nutritional cleansing, and try the above suggestions.


 

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