Keto Food Questions

Can I consume salt on keto?

Yes. Add Himalayan sea salt to your keto regime.

You need around 1 to 2 tsp of salt per day. This depends on your activity level. If you sweat a lot, this can increase your need for sodium. If you’re on keto, you want a bare minimum of 1 tsp of salt a day. This is because, as you lose fat, you also lose water weight and electrolytes. Salt is a vital electrolyte.

Himalayan salt is actually very different from standard sea salt. Here’s why. Although both Himalayan salt and sea salt have trace minerals, generic sea salt also has microplastics. One study found that 90% of sea salt products had small amounts of plastics. However, Himalayan salt has zero microplastics. Why? Himalayan salt is sourced from an ancient sea that existed before humans and pollution.

Microplastics can create a lot of inflammation in the body because they act as endocrine disruptors. Microplastics also take 500 years to break down. Do not use sea salt unless it’s Himalayan or Celtic sea salt. These are much cleaner versions of sea salt.

An additional note: Some studies show that certain microbes in your body can help break down microplastics. It’s a good reason to make sure your microbiome is healthy. Additionally, cruciferous vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids can help detoxify your body, eliminate endocrine disruptors, and keep inflammation down.

What about ordinary table salt? Well, not only does table salt have microplastics, but it is also bleached some of the time. It does not contain trace minerals. But it can additionally contain added sugar, and aluminum as an anti-caking agent.

Our bodies need good-quality salt to help:

  • Make HCL

  • Support the adrenals

  • Promote immune health

  • Hydrate the body

  • Promote healthy insulin levels

  • Support the sodium-potassium pump

Last updated: Apr 13, 2023 23:57 PM