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Uses of Sole Water
Health gurus are always on the lookout for the next big thing that take you further away from modern day supplements and closer to naturally beneficial remedies. So, what exactly is this magical sole (pronounced ‘so-lay’) water, or Himalayan water, and why should it be a part of your daily routine? We’re here to break it down for you.
What is sole water?
Made from the purest form of salt known to man, the elixir is a simple, saturated mixture of Himalayan salt and water. The pink salt is known for its many benefits, including a high mineral content, natural electrolytes and iron oxide which gives it its distinctive colour.
To make sole water, take a glass jar and fill it with Himalayan salt about a quarter of the way. Fill the rest of the jar with water (try to use a plastic lid as the metal will corrode and contaminate the water), shake it and rest overnight. The salt should be fully dissolved in the water before consumption. There should be a fine layer on the bottom which shows that the water is saturated and no more salt can be absorbed. Mix a tablespoon of the sole water solution in a large glass of water and drink on empty stomach. Always remember to consult your nutritionist or doctor before trying something new.
Why I should use sole water?
Mined from the foothills of the Himalayas, Himalayan salt is hand cut and hand washed, then sold in its natural, unprocessed form. According to experts, the brine made from this salt is high in electrolytes and can be easily absorbed by the body, thus keeping you hydrated and providing your body with minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium. This also leads to:
Better sleep – the minerals present in the water are soothing to the nervous system and have a calming effect on the body, thus leading to better sleep cycles and less stress.
Better digestion – the sole water is said to activate salivary glands which helps break food down, aiding the digestive system.
Better skin – Himalayan salt is said to have more than 84 minerals! Some of these, including sulphur, chromium, zinc and iodine help to fight acne and keep dryness and scarring away, leading to healthier, clearer skin.
Better bone health – experts have also speculated the health impact of Himalayan water on the bone. One of the 84 minerals in the seemingly all-powerful Himalayan salt is calcium, which is essential for bone health and strength.
As we know, morning rituals are important to everyone. Whether you start your day with a steaming cup of coffee, a squeeze of lemon in hot water or a protein-packed smoothie, why not swap it out for a tall glass of sole water and reap the benefits of this inexpensive, easy to make mineral packed super drink.