By Shirley Mistry
We understand that it isn’t easy to switch the condiments that you use in your cooking, especially something as fundamental as salt, but with the abundant health benefits that mineral salt offers, you would be doing your health a great disservice if you didn’t make the simple switch. Replete with 84 minerals that impart more health benefits than you can count, here are 3 simple ways to effortlessly incorporate mineral salt into your diet.
A sprinkle over your salad, a bit in your evening chaat or even a pinch sprinkled over your morning sunny side up eggs—there is always good reason to keep salt handy, especially at the dining table. When introducing mineral salt into your diet, we recommend starting by replacing the salt shaker in your dining area. This will give you a chance to get a feel of the salt, understand its texture and define just how much you need to get the right taste. A bonus is that mineral salt has a wonderful taste of its own, making it the perfect condiment to accentuate the taste of your healthy meals—whether it is avocado on toast or good old poha!
Whether it is creamy buttermilk, refreshing lemonade or even a traditional sol kadhi, replace table salt with mineral salt for enhanced flavour and nutrition. Its ability to replenish the minerals in your body and keep you hydrated not only make it a tasty addition to your everyday beverages, but a healthy one too!
Now that you know how good mineral salt tastes and how much you need to get the taste of your food just right, replace your jar of white salt with mineral salt. Adding it to your everyday cooking gives your body a better chance to draw maximum benefits from a balanced diet. With a taste that’s better than that of refined white salt and a host of health benefits to boot, we’re sure you’ll never want to go back to refined white salt again!
If you’re looking for easy ways to add the salt to your diet, here are our top three suggestions:
If grilled meats and vegetables are a major part of your healthy diet, we suggest making spice rubs with mineral salt, herbs and condiments of your choice. Apart from amplifying the flavour of your food, this will also reduce the time you spend cooking in the kitchen!
As Indians, we really can’t give up our daily dose of pickle! But, the next time you ask your neighbourhood aunty to make you a batch of lip-smacking mango pickle or make some yourself, why not swap regular salt with mineral salt. Considering how salty pickles are, it is a great way to reap the many benefits of mineral salt by making a simple, effortless swap
Packaged popcorn is high in salt, fat, additives and preservatives, but let’s face it, it is an addictive snack that is hard to give up. Instead of eliminating popcorn all together, make your own with olive oil, chilli powder and a fat pinch of mineral salt for that salty kick you love. It is guilt-free and just as delicious!
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