Shaking Up the Old Ideas About Salt

Posted by Teresa Haines on 18th Sep 2014

So it turns out that salt is actually good for us. Wait.... What? Yes, after decades of hearing that salt will lead to certain health maladies such as hypertension and high blood pressure, new light is now being shed on the actual benefits of salt in our diets. It turns out that skipping salt means skipping out on its positives and that low-sodium diets can actually cause more issues than the opposite. Which is good news for us at The Studio Kitchen. We find it to be just one of the many seasonings, herbs and spices that our chefs add to their recipes to add that delicious, savory flavor that we all enjoy so much. Here are just a few of the many benefits that adding a pinch to your diet delivers:

  • Improved sleep quality. Because salt helps suppress the production of stress hormones it can help improve sleep patterns. Waking during the night is generally caused by a spike in adrenaline which can be lowered by sprinkling a pinch of salt and sugar on the tongue. 
  • Lessened allergy attacks. As a natural antihistamine, that same sprinkle of salt on the tongue can bring relief to allergic reactions and mild asthma attacks. 
  • Reduction in body fat. Salt can reduce the production of cortisol, another stress hormone that causes weight gain and reduced metabolism. By decreasing the amount of cortisol, salt naturally increases your ability to lose weight.
  • Better digestive health. Balance stomach acid levels by maintaining proper salt intake levels. Stomach acid is imperative to good digestive health and salt can help establish healthy levels of that acid.

Don't make the mistake of assuming that sodium gained from packaged and processed foods is the same as ingesting natural salt. Freshly prepared meals that you salt yourself is the preferred and healthier way to get the salt you need. Pre-made meals delivered by The Studio Kitchen is a convenient way to avoid serving your family high-sodium processed foods that gave salt such a bad name to begin with. So shake it up with delicious ready-made meals that your family will love.