Today I would like to share one of my favorite ways to enrich my food with more minerals!
Minerals are often called the “spark plugs to life,” due to their role as required co-factors for thousands of enzyme reactions throughout the body. Natural sea salts are an amazing source of trace minerals (over 82 recorded in some salt varieties!) The mineral sodium is very crucial to fluid balance in the body. Salting your foods to fit your body’s cravings, is usually the best guide. If you have adrenal fatigue or are under high stress, you often lose an increased amount of sodium through your urine causing dehydration. Salting your food, or a pinch of salt in water is a good way to replenish electrolytes and help your body stay hydrated (sodium helps your body hold onto water).
Another AMAZING source of minerals is dulse (seaweed). It is rich in iodine, B vitamins, iron, chromium, & potassium. It also contains smaller amounts of vitamin C, A, & E . Iodine is especially crucial to the thyroid gland, making it instrumental in supporting metabolism. Dulse is easy to grind up into a fine power (vitamix or coffee grinder works great), and makes a great addition to celtic sea salt to spread more mineral rich love over my food. You can buy my favorite brand here: http://amzn.to/16pPDdK
Looking for more ways to increase minerals to your diet? Try making a Do-It-Yourself mineral multivitamin in the form of a daily nettle/oatstraw infusion!