It’s the middle of August and it is hot. And when it’s hot, what are we told? Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water!
From the neck down, our body is 75% water and from the neck up, our body is 85% water. We have no reserve tank so the only water our body can use is the water we put in.
Our bodies will secrete about 2 1/2 liters of water a day so it is important that we replenish that loss.
Here’s what I like to do after a workout or if I’ve been sweating a lot: take a crystal or a pinch of Celtic salt, put it on your tongue, let it dissolve a bit and then drink a glass of water.
Why celtic salt?
Celtic salt is very moist because it contains three types of magnesium:
1) Magnesium sulphate
2) Magnesium chloride
3) Magnesium bromide
Magnesium is a very water hungry molecule. Wherever there is magnesium, water is drawn to that area.
So when you take that crystal of Celtic salt, put it on your tongue and drink a glass of water, the magnesium pulls the water into the cell. It is the fastest way to hydrate a dehydrated body!
Here’s a fun fact: Cleopatra found that the slaves worked harder if she gave them salt and water instead of just water. That’s because that salt gets that water into the cell and replaces the lost electrolytes.
Sodium is the main transport system of nutrients and water across the membrane lining of our cells. It is vital for our bodies to function! We are salty people. Our blood is salty, our tears are salty, the fluid that a baby swims in when he or she is in its mother’s womb is salty – it has the same mineral balance as salt water.
But we need to take sodium into our bodies as it is found in nature – in its balanced form – not from a factory where it is bleached and refined, aka table salt.
I will go into the difference between table salt and other salts, like Sea Salt, in another post and explain why table salt is a dangerous and slow poison.
Also, it’s important to note that if you are drinking a lot of water and urinating a lot, the water is not getting into your cells!
So go ahead and try it! I would love to hear from you guys! Let me know how it goes!