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Adding Sea Salt to Juices

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Posted by CiscoEngineer on 6 years ago Hello, I am concerned about my sodium intake. I am on a 2 week juice fast currently, day 3, and I'm not doing it for weight loss. Actually, I am about 15 pounds underweight for my height. I'm doing it because my GI tract is messed up and I am hoping to gain a fresh start. Anyway, I am wondering if I can/should sprinkle Himalayan Sea Salt into my juices to put some sodium into my body. Please let me know. Thanks.

This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Claire Georgiou - ND 4 years ago.

Replies To Adding Sea Salt to Juices

  • Gizmo

    6 years ago
    unless your doctor has told you that you need to add sodium....why do you think you need to add more ? sodium will make you retain fluids, if you are in extreme heat or manual labor outside then you can take salt tabs...but otherwise i don't think I would do it for anything other than taste on you foods. I use a salt substitute. Maybe you should ask the Nutritionist. Sorry I can't help....
  • dawnm84

    6 years ago
    Actually Himalayan salt has many nutritional benefits. http://www.livestrong.com/article/26690-health-benefits-himalayan-salt/ Another good one is http://realsalt.com/ salt substitutes are very bad for you and I would avoid them. I always use some in my smoothies/juices also good for taste. Very good benefits!!!
  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    6 years ago
    Dear CiscoEngineer, This is certainly something you can do with some of your juices. We have himalayan and sea salt recommended in some of the savory dinner juices. 1/2 tsp per day will be enough if you desire salt although there is sodium that naturally occurs in many vegetables and fruits. I personally add it when I feel like it if I'm doing a juice fast.
  • Twisted Juicer

    4 years ago

    Will there be health issues from completing a Juice fast that has far less salt/sodium than what I have seen for the minimum daily average of 1300mg? I have read that potassium might be an alternative. Would it be fatal not having enough sodium? Did Joe use any salt/sodium/potassium additives to his juice?

  • Claire Georgiou - ND

    4 years ago

    Dear Twisted Juicer,

    No there is no health issues from the sodium reduction. If you desire something salty or you are sweating excessively then we suggest drinking extra coconut water and juice to replenish some of the sodium stores along with the other electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. You can also add alittle sea salt to your juices or coconut water if you have having cravings. Just a small pinch.

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