Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 | By David Friedman
Sea salt and lemon are a powerful combination for a variety of reasons. They provide a significant dose of electrolytes, give bland foods a blast of flavor and provide antioxidants to keep you healthy. Many people search high and low to find foods that are both healthful and tasty; sea salt and lemon offer that combination of flavor and nutrients.
Some of us have a sweet tooth, some crave a salty taste and some like both. A salty, lemon-flavored snack can satisfy both of these cravings without simple sugars, which may cause blood glucose fluctuations that can lead to weight gain, diabetes and heart problems. Candies, cookies, pastries and soft drinks are full of calories and sugar with no nutrient value. By getting into the habit of combining sea salt and lemon with healthful foods, you can stanch the need for sugary foods.
Electrolytes are ionized salts that help your body retain water. A decrease in electrolytes may cause dehydration. Each time you urinate or sweat, you lose electrolytes, so they must be replenished on a regular basis. Most foods you consume contain enough electrolytes to keep you healthy. If you are physically active or you reside in a hot, dry climate, however, you may experience a faster loss of electrolytes. Both sea salt and lemons are great sources of electrolytes.
Lemons are chock-full of the antioxidant vitamin C. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body, helping to prevent cancer and heart disease. Vitamin C also repairs damaged cells and decreases swelling due to arthritis. Vitamin C may also be an immune-system booster. Sea salt contains significant amounts of common essential minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, copper and potassium. When combined, lemon and sea salt can boost your overall health and well-being.
Original Article: LIVESTRONG.COM