Minerals, including salt, are essential to life. We can’t live without them. Sadly, today’s common table salt (sodium chloride), found in most homes and restaurants and in all processed foods, contains none of the trace minerals that make salt good for us.
Himalayan salt, which can be found in Tropical Strawberry Shakeology®, contains pure crystal salt that is minimally processed and contains up to 84 natural minerals and elements. These elements promote stable pH, aid with the absorption of food particles through the digestive tract, regulate water content through the body, prevent muscle cramps, and help support cellular function.
So, how can you use Himalayan salt in your diet?
It’s easy! You can always drink Tropical Strawberry Shakeology but if that’s not your chosen flavor, fear not—we recommend substituting the current salt you’re using for Himalayan anyways! It tastes similar and is WAY better for you. That part is a no-brainer, but another insider tip that Darin and Isabel (creators of Shakeology) have been doing for years is adding Himalayan salt to distilled water for extra hydration.
Hydration is a huge part of the health equation, and drinking distilled water is the best way to hydrate your body. Distilled water is the purest water available; unlike tap, filtered, or bottled water, distilled water is stripped of everything except for its oxygen and hydrogen molecules. In order to get the minerals you need, Darin and Isabel recommend you add a pinch of Himalayan salt to your distilled water to supply you with the essential minerals and electrolytes your body needs for optimum health.
Recipe: Add half a teaspoon of Himalayan salt per gallon of distilled water, or a pinch (0.8 grams) to each 12 to 32 oz. glass of distilled water.
What water to drink:
First choice: distilled water with Himalayan salt added.
Second choice: tap water filtered through a reliable reverse osmosis or carbon filtration system, not a pitcher filtration unit.
Last choice: bottled water, preferably smartwater® or Penta®. (Bottled water comes last because most of it isn’t better than tap water.)
Where to find Himalayan salt: Trader Joe’s®, Whole Foods Market®, online.