1/15/18 – The Dynamic Duo

There’s no question about it. The flu or whatever the hell this thing is, it’s getting around. A few of us at the gym have fallen victim. No one is safe. I guess this might be why they call this time of the year flu season. I think I have something that might be able to help. And, no, it’s not the Xendurance Immune Boost that’s the featured product of the month for the month of January that you receive 10% off of. It’s something you can add to your morning routine to help aid in some serious health benefits. Lauren and I have started adding this to our morning routine for 2 weeks now. I won’t tell you that this is the most amazing thing since the creation of brownies (I’m a huge brownie fan). What I will tell you is that what I’m about to share with you has a laundry list of health benefits. Any guesses on what it could be?!

Himalayan Sea Salt and Lemon Water….. BOOM!

I saw a buddy of mine starting to post about her using this on Instagram. At first, I didn’t think anything of it. Then I started seeing her post pictures of this concoction every morning on her story and it intrigued me. Naturally I started doing my own research on “Himalayan sea salt and lemon water” and came to find out there are some amazing benefits to this dynamic duo. For example, this morning drink can boost your immune function. The reason for the boost is the Vitamin C the lemon contains. One lemon contains 139% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C. That would be a better alternative than taking a Vitamin C supplement. Which, a lot of people take. It’s also a detox for your cells. Mixing the Himalayan sea salt with lemon juice helps to pull toxins from your cells, reducing cellular toxicity. This may reduce your risk for various chronic diseases, as well as make you feel generally awesome!

Himalayan Sea Salt by itself also has tremendous health benefits as well. Here are just a few of the health benefits this salt provides…  
· Regulation of the water levels within the body for proper overall functioning

· Helping reduce common signs of aging

· Encouraging healthy blood sugar levels

· Promoting cellular energy creation

· Reducing cramping (like leg cramps)

· Improving the absorption of nutrients from foods

· Aiding vascular health

· Lowering the incidence of sinus problems and promoting overall sinus health

· Providing circulatory support

· Improving bone strength

· Fostering a healthy libido

· Promoting kidney and gallbladder health in comparison to chemically treated table salt

 

Starting your day with this will ensure proper hydration from the beginning to the end of your day. Proper hydration will keep you performing better in the gym and during daily activities, rather than feeling crappy and fatigued.
There are A LOT of things mixing these two powerhouses together will do for you. I’m going to leave you with a couple of websites I pulled some information from so you can read up on it yourself.  
The mixture I’ve been using in the morning for Lauren and I is…

Joey: 20oz of warm water + 1tsp sea salt + juice from 1 lemon

Lauren: 20oz warm water + ½ tsp sea salt + juice from 1 lemon

I can tolerate a little more salt in my water than she can. Having less salt is easier for her to drink. This is what we’ve been doing so far. We’re just playing around with different measurements until we feel we find the right one. It makes me feel amazing in the morning. I honestly don’t even need coffee after drinking it. I also read you shouldn’t drink coffee immediately after this as it will acidify the body and digestive tract. This would negate the alkalizing effects of the water. So, if you must consume coffee in the morning, have it prior to your lemon water with sea salt.

 

I’m not expecting all of you to jump on this train. I just wanted to share something that Lauren and I have been doing, give you some information to read on the topic, and come up with your own decision about starting this morning regimen. One of Laurens goal this year was to work on her hydration. After doing tons of research on the mixture of lemon and Himalayan sea salt it was a no brainer for us to start including this in the morning. From a nutritional stand point, I follow her lead and trust her decisions on things to add into our daily lives that will benefit us. 

 
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Lauren or myself. 

– Joey

Resources:
1. https://caloriebee.com/nutrition/Benefits-of-Starting-Your-Day-With-Lemon-Water-and-Himalayan-Salt

2. https://caloriebee.com/nutrition/Benefits-of-Starting-Your-Day-With-Lemon-Water-and-Himalayan-Salt 

3. https://www.thealternativedaily.com/benefits-of-lemon-water-and-salt/ 

4. https://draxe.com/pink-himalayan-salt/

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