Love those herbs and spices!

So I’ve been posting a photo a day based on The Skinny Doll’s January Photo Challenge. It is actually part of what convinced me to return to tracking my food intake via my Weight Watchers app. Research shows that people who keep some sort of food journal lose more weight than those who don’t. That’s the No. 1 reason I returned to tracking, aside from the fact that my weight remained the same for one month!

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Day 16 of the challenge is Herbs an Spices, and I’m more than happy to share my favorites with you here!

pink-salt

Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is pink Himalayan salt that as the name implies, is collected from the Himalayan Mountains. Because of the refining process of all white salts, including white sea salt, not only are all nutrients removed, but white salt is reported to have toxic effects on our bodies. It is said that the body needs 102 minerals. Pink Himalayan salt contains 80 of them. According to Fitlife.tv, some of the benefits of pink Himalayan salt are as follows:

  • Increases hydration
  • Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
  • Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
  • Prevent muscle cramping
  • Aid in proper metabolism functioning
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Help the intestines absorb nutrients
  • Prevent goiters
  • Improve circulation
  • Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins

You can also learn more about pink Himalayan salt via a short video by TIPS2HEAL. Many of us don’t eat something simply because it’s good for us. You don’t have to worry about that in the case of pink Himalayan salt. It has a pleasantly intense flavor, so little goes a long way!

I purchased mine from the Black Tai Salt Company via amazon.com. You can also go directly to their site.

 

farmers-market-seasonings
I get these gems from the DeKalb Farmers’ Market. Check out those low prices!

 

 

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These are a few of my favorites from the grocery stores in my area. I love adding ginger, cinnamon and vanilla to my favorite smoothies!

 

Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only. The author is not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury.

It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program that you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

 

 

 

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