CategoryMinerals

Himalayan Pink Salt

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Himalayan pink salt is not salt as you know it. Rather, this is a type of salt that originates in the Himalayan mountain ranges across Asia and that has been given a pink hue by lava. Sea salt beds, hundreds of millions of years old, were covered by lava which protected the crystalized salt from modern day pollution. Unearthed today, this is now thought to be the purest form of salt found on...

Benefits of Black Mica

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Black Mica is a mineral that appears black and shiny in appearance. It is found mainly in granite and other metamorphic rocks (for those who remember their geography) and is technically known as ‘biotite’. Essentially, black mica is comprised of a number of other minerals, nutrients and elements. These include magnesium, aluminum, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen which can be extracted to create...

The Importance of Iron in the Diet

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Getting enough iron is of vital importance to the body. It is essential for the production of the proteins involved in oxygen transport and in the regulation of cell development. An estimated 80% of the world population is iron deficient, according to the World Health Organization, and as many as 30% may have anemia due to iron deficiency. However, it is also important to remember that too much...

Reduce Sodium But Don’t Cut Out the Salt

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There is little doubt that we get far too much sodium in our diet. This includes not only adults, but children as well. A recent study reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that adults take in an average of 3,466 mg of sodium every day, closely followed by children at 3,387 mg per day. These are both considerably more than the government’s recommended daily intake...

Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium

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Potassium is a nutrient used in the body in order to maintain a good balance of electrolytes – the nutrients in the body carrying electrical charges which thus enable communication between cells. Low potassium levels can lead to fatigue and tiredness as well as cramps and muscle spasms. Keeping your potassium levels in check is highly important, and particularly for athletes enduring on-going...

The Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

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The Dead Sea is historically known worldwide. It is considered to be the saltiest body of water and its salt contents has been measured as several times more concentrated compared to other oceans, seas and lakes in most parts of the world. It is a body of water where fishes and plants don’t thrive in – the reason why it got such a name. However, the Dead Sea has been regarded as a good source of...

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