What is sole water?
Sole water is made with unrefined sea salt. You can’t substitute this major ingredient with table salt. So, what’s the difference between table salt and sea salt? Table salt is made with refined salt which is stripped of its minerals leaving it bare but for the sodium chloride. Sea salt, on the other hand, is full of beneficial minerals/electrolytes such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.
What’s funny is that in this post I will be championing for salt, although I grew up pretty much being taught to always treat salt as a villain. Yes. It is an integral part of our diets but if you dared even look at the salt shaker you’d get a nasty eye in my home. My father has high blood pressure and the threat of heredity was enough for my mom to fight to keep it out of our diets as much as possible. I grew up being told (correctly) that too much salt is harmful to our health. Of course, this assertion is true and not just hearsay.
A Harvard study established that a high sodium intake can increase your chances of getting high blood pressure. However, it is also true that salt can be beneficial to you. Not the refined table salt, but sea salt that is used to make sole water. Ironically, a PubMed study established that sea salt has anti-hypertensive effects. Simply put, although high intake of table salts can cause hypertension, sea salt offers protection against hypertension.
A related study added that consumption of sea salt gives you a wide range of health benefits associated with lifestyle related diseases. Does this peak your interest on sole water made with sea salt? If you have never heard about sole water, don’t worry. This guide will give you the basic details in a simplified manner and explain why you should start drinking it.
Benefits of sole water to your health
I’ll be honest with you. Before I knew about sole water I was of the doctrine of drinking as much plain water as I could. Well, I found that at times, I over drank it. The thing is, when you drink a lot of plain water when your body doesn’t need it all your kidneys do is flash out the extra water. This is because your body needs electrolytes to absorb water. Hence, your frequent pee breaks when you drink a lot. Adding sea salt into your water helps your body to absorb the water and the essential minerals which keep you hydrated for longer. Sea salt used in sole water has electrolytes which supports hydration. Does this explain why many sports drinks have electrolytes?
Gives you an energy boost
Did you know that sole water is a natural energy booster? It’s made of unrefined sea salt with many minerals that boost your energy.
Facilitates detoxification and boosts digestion
You have probably heard that sea salt has detoxifying properties. Due to this properties, it is commonly used as a colon cleanser. Through detoxification, your body will be able to absorb nutrients better ultimately boosting your digestion system.
Provides relief for muscle cramps
This is one of the unknown benefits of sole water. Did you know that inadequate salt is one of the causes of muscle cramps? One of the key electrolytes in sea salt is magnesium. Unlike table salt, sea salt is not stripped of this essential electrolyte which provides relief for muscle cramps. So the next time you can’t sleep due to a muscle cramp, just take a glass of sole water.
Eases sleeping problems
Have you been having light and irregular sleep patterns? Or maybe you just can’t sleep at all without medication. Try the natural cure to sleeping problems by reaching for the sole water.
Prevents high blood pressure
Do you remember the study that established that consumption of sea salt will help you protect yourself against hypertension? Arguably, the actual effects of sea salt’s properties as anti-hypertensive are yet to be established. However, would you rather take table salt which has been proved increases your chances of hypertension or sole water which protects you from hypertension?
How can you make your own Sole Water?
Now that the benefits of sole water have sunk in, how can you make yours? Easy. Just fill a quarter glass jar with sea salt. Add two cups of filtered water. Cover overnight with a plastic lid. This helps the sole water to be saturated and to maximize its health benefits.