One simple thing can guard you from skin irritations and infections…

As we age our skin looses elasticity and that means we’re more susceptible to cuts and then, infections and skin

As we age our skin looses elasticity and that means we’re more susceptible to cuts and then, infections and skin problems. However a team of German scientists from the University of Regensburg has found that one simple diet change could improve that.

A diet high in salt causes sodium levels to build up in the skin. This can boost the immune system to fight off the germs that cause infections. The research involved testing on mice and the team found that the bodies of mice with a high sodium diet cleared up infections on the feet faster than those who had less sodium in the diet.

Many years ago salt was used to prevent and rid infections in the body so this research could be supporting the practices of hundred of years ago.

The findings were published in the journal Cell Metabolism and late last year it was proven that salt doesn’t have an adverse affect on the heart condition and disease in older people making this a diet change that we can implement without too much fear of side effects!

Tell us, are you happy for this news? Did you grow up loving salt? 

  1. Lowering (sodium) salt intake – Tick. Lowering saturated and trans fats – Tick. Raising essential fatty acids (like Omega 3, 6 & 9) – Tick. Therefore, fish (especially heavier oil variety if it doesn’t cause nausea), avocado, apricots, legumes, nuts, seeds… Supplements include Fish Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil (where GLA is converted to PG-E1)…

  2. Have a lot of problems with dry itchy skin wonder if more salt would help

    • I too had dry itchy skin. Stopped eating low fat ate butter etc and my skin has natural oils again. I also use pink Himalayan salt

  3. We all get plenty of salt in our daily food without taking extra salt. Plus it’s not great for blood pressure. My partner had dangerously high blood pressure we cut salt out of his diet & in no time his blood pressure returned to normal just saying!! Along with medication as well.

  4. I haven’t eaten low fat in years, they fill it with sugar to taste, and use salt every day, our food from the good old days is best I’m with you Margaret

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