Hi Three to Five Tribe! With the official start of summer just around the corner, you may have noticed the weather warming up in your area. With higher temperatures, an increase in humidity and more rays of warming sunshine, you may be feeling thirsty, especially if you tend to sweat more. (Don’t worry, I do too). Instead of drinking more water or grabbing a popular sports drink to replenish electrolytes, make some sole water.
When we sweat, we lose electrolytes, which help regulate our body’s systems, so it’s important to replenish them, especially if you are active and sweat more than the average bear. (Once again, that is me). An easy solution is sole water (pronounced so-lay).
Unlike traditional table salt, which is primarily comprised of sodium chloride, pink Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals. It may sound contradictory, but sole water encourages the body to retain fluid, which helps keep it hydrated. Drinking copious amounts of plain water can actually dilute the electrolytes and minerals in our body, which actually doesn’t help keep us hydrated and can ultimately cause stress to the body. All of the electrolytes you lose sweating can easily be replaced with a glass of sole water.
Although more research is needed in this area, if you find yourself feeling less than satisfied after drinking a glass of water on an especially hot summer’s day, try making sole water. It’s super simple! Fill a glass 1/4 of the way with pink Himalayan salt then fill the rest with purified water. Let the solution sit for 24 hours so the water is fully saturated, then add one teaspoon of the solution to your morning glasswork of water and enjoy.
Enjoying sole water three to five sips at a time,