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It’s All About That PINK Baby!!!

“… all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. we are tied to the ocean. and when we go back to the sea ... we are going back to whence we came ...”

- john f. kennedy

Without salt we could not exist. As Chef Que would say - Let’s unlearn to relearn.

Our bodies need salt (sodium). Our cells are dependent on it. As Divine Creation, it's apart of our makeup. Think of sodium as 1 source of energy to our cells  -- that 1 source that must be at the perfect balanced ratio so we do not have too much or too little. 

Now I know, some of you may be thinking, What???!!! I’ve always been told sodium is NOT good for me. DON'T eat salt. DON'T use salt. And personally, I get so mad about it because my food taste so bland without it!!! Like, really? I don't want to just eat Blah! 

Ok, ok, ok, so there is some truth behind WHY we have heard phrases like this - but let me balance it out a bit --- too much salt for you is NOT good but too little is NOT good for you either.

And one more thing - the table salt - get rid of. THAT is bad for you. The Morton Lady With The Umbrella? — As the Music and Meatless Meals Fam says, DO PLEASE THROW SHADE!!!

Get Her Out of There!!!

but why you ask?!

Table salt is no bueno (not good)! It is Processed, which really means, There's No Life!!! If we're eating to live, and we are alive, then how does eating non-nutritious or lifeless food fit into the equation? In her Cooking Classes and Live Demonstrations, Chef Que asks the group - “Do we drink bleach for fun? (and I have to say that it is a very simple question to answer). Then why on Earth would you ingest bleach via salt?!” I know we didn’t know before - but now we do! So lets take some action and make a change, it’s toxic - it does NOT give us anything beneficial and dries you out. So since we’re not getting ANY LIFE, why are we eating that again?? - Exactly.

set a standard for yourself. it’s your body, you only get one - don't just put anything in it.

now. ladies and gents. introducing

-pink himalayan salt-

isn’t she pretty?

Soo0, my family??? We LOVE that PINK Baby! LoL, That pink himalayan salt. We discovered it about 1 year ago and as much as possible have not looked back. The only thing we ever substitute is with sea salt and we don’t like to do that if we can help it! I discovered a pinch goes a LONG way and it truly enhances the flavor of your food, not cover it. It is DELICIOUS! Anddddd it doesn't hurt that pink is one of my favorite colors. But, I think you’re gonna like what you hear next.

Pink Himalayan Salt, comes from a region of Pakistan near the Himalayas and they have some of the richest salt fields —- which is why rule number 1, when you’re looking for pink himalayan salt —-

BE SURE THE LABEL SAYS SOMEWHERE THAT IT’S FROM PAKISTAN!! There are fakes out there. Although you can purchase it from so many different places - including TJ MAXX, like the MMM Fam was saying … still - Be Curious. Read about it. Look up the brand. Find some credibility. Then make a decision. If in ATL, check out the DeKalb Farmer’s Market … it’s like $1 a lb and they sell it ungrounded as well, more in it’s natural state.

Next fun fact - it is said that pink himalayan salt has 84 trace minerals. Why does that matter? What is a trace mineral?

  • They are minerals that your body require in small amounts - think zinc, copper, magnesium ... some minerals are for our cells to function properly. We get minerals from plant, water and … for purposes of this discussion, the RIGHT kind of salt.

Minerals are essential in building strong bones and teeth, blood, skin and are needed for your body to work properly and to be of normal health.

Now I am definitely not saying get all of your minerals from pink himalayan salt … too much salt is STILL NOT GOOD for you. However pink himalayan salt is a much more balanced and healthy choice —- It does NOT EVEN COMPARE to table salt!!!

Well! Let this all marinate and make a change this week and look for that PINK!!! Add it to your pantry and I promise your taste buds will be so thankful for all the flavor it receives! I’ll leave with you 5 beneficial uses that sodium gives our body & remember -

Be balanced!!!

Jamila Akia

Because of its mineral contribution to our bodies Pink Himalayan Salt Benefits include:

  • Regulating your sleep
  • Improves brain function - helps keep it sharp.
  • Relieve muscle cramps - restore electrolytes to balance.
  • Assists muscular contraction - think your heart.
  • Control blood pressure and balances sugar levels in the blood.