Sole – Salt infused water.
Mmm… A good old taste of the sea! I indulge myself three times a day in a nice big glass. Haha, before you pucker up in horror and distaste, let me tell you, it doesn’t taste bad. Just mildly salty. Less so than taking a gulp of the pacific, and I should know – I grew up on it. I think that’s manageable, don’t you?
Now, to your other hesitation… Salt is not the bad guy it is being made out to be!
Shortly after I gave birth to my son four years ago, I was in the hospital trying desperately to come out of an anesthesia induced stupor. I had just been through a not so pleasant procedure in which I was jerked in and out of consciousness while my heart was manipulated and played with like a yo-yo. The doctor standing over me, rudely forcing me out my slumber, had many things to say, some of which I will never remember. One admonishment did manage to stick with me though – salt! A cardiologist told me I needed to eat more salt. And if that’s not enough, (and it shouldn’t be!) then here is some more information on our good friend – Salt.
Eating salt, and/or drinking sole has a variety of health-supporting uses. Sole has been used for hundreds of years in some countries for a large variety of benefits including, but not limited to:
– Helps with hydration- If we are healthy, our bodies naturally repair and detoxifies during sleep, which uses a lot of water, and that is why we are usually thirsty in the morning. Sole helps the body re-hydrate.
– Helps to regulate hormones
– Helps the body detoxify. Its anti-bacterial and helps remove bad bacteria from the body.
– Sole can help reduce or avoid vein problems, such as varicose veins.
– Boosts energy
– Improving digestion ( this is a big one for me as I often can’t even drink a glass of water without severe pain in my stomach. I have noticed an improvement with sole)
– Helps to lower blood pressure if its too high and raise it if its too low. (I notice a huge difference if I forget to take my sole. My husband will take one look at me, and ask me if I have taken it yet that day. I have avoided many fainting spells and some trips to the hospital with this salty little solution.)
– Stabilizes blood sugar
– Helps with muscle cramps
– Sole can aid weight loss by improving digestion and nourishing the body on a cellular level,
– Sole has a high mineral content which makes it great for nourishing and maintaining healthy skin, and for hair and nail growth. (its great for acne prone skin)
– Its a natural anti-histamine
Salt is pretty important… not to mention flat out vital for our health.
To make sole fill a glass jar 1/4 of the way with Himalayan or real sea salt. Do not use table salt! (Table salt is the true and rightful culprit behind all the bad salt press.) Fill the jar the rest of the way with water. Shake well and let sit overnight. In the morning there should be a layer of salt on the bottom of the jar. To use just take a teaspoon of sole and mix it with a glass of water. (I find it tastes better when the water is warm, but that is just my personal preference.) Or you can add it to smoothies. Do not use allow any metal to come in contact with the sole! You can take up to three teaspoons a day.