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How to Avoid Salt Deficiency in Keto Diet


Perhaps you might be thinking, how can one be sodium deficient?

Under normal circumstances, a person runs on sugar under the process of ‘glycolysis’. However, when a person's diet switches to Keto, the dependence of the body switches to 'ketones'

 

When the body is running on sugar, it retains a lot of fluid, and consuming lots of salt is not advised. But when the body switches to Ketosis, you would need to at least consume one to one and a half teaspoons of salt per day.

 

While table salt may satisfy and help your salt deficiency, it's not always the healthiest option as the body has already lost most of its minerals.

 

When your body is low in sodium your body may experience low blood pressure, dizziness, leg cramps, weakness and fatigue.

 

You will only be left with sodium, added iodine, and an anti-clumping agent. As such, below are two treasures of the sea that are healthier versions of salt that you may want to incorporate on your diet.

  1.  Celtic Sea Salt

This sea salt appears in gray as it has some clay in it, it is low in sodium but high in magnesium, phosphorus and potassium contents.

It is also known to aid in nutrient absorption, nervous system function and digestion.

  1. Himalayan Sea Salt

This salt comes from the mountaintop in the Himalayas, it appears in pink as it has a little bit more iron and trace minerals. This salt is clean and pure and also improves the body's respiratory function and helps balance the bodys' pH.

 

Taking in a good high quality sea salt will take care of your sodium deficiency. Add it to your eggs, meats and even to your salad to avoid being sodium deficient.

 

However, be mindful that if you're consuming other food such as cheese, bacon you will be getting salt from those foods as well.

 

In this case, make sure to keep your regular sodium intake.


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