Although it is not recommended in large quantities, salt helps reduce headache, boosts immunity, raises the energy level of the body, balances the level of serotonin and electrolytes in the body and more.
Salt, and sugar, are not recommended in large quantities because of its potentially harmful properties, but that does not mean that it does not have positive sides. A special role in human health has a combination of sugar and salt, explains Matt Stone, the American health researcher and author of several books on nutrition and metabolism.
Specifically, this combination in an appropriate ratio can afford people who struggle with insomnia, what they need at that moment – a peaceful sleep. How so?
Sugar and salt act as a “battery” for the cells: glucose provides direct fuel supply to the mitochondria, and the balance of sodium in the interstitial liquid allows proper cell respiration and energy production.
These two nutrients are powerful food tools to manage stress – sugar signals the body to shut down production of stress hormones that harm your metabolism and makes you awake at night. Salt is also critical in maintaining homeostatic conditions in which the adrenaline does not fly out of control.
So, if you can remember that using these two nutrients can be used as therapeutic tools to manage stress, then they really should not look unhealthy or terrifying to you.
And no, the sugar does not cause hyperactivity. It’s a complete myth. When used as a therapeutic tool, the food in this way has the opposite effect.
So if you are among those who often are, especially between 2 and 4 am feeling the adrenaline circulating the body and prevent them from sleeping, a combination of sugar and salt can be life-saving.
The combination of sweet and salty helps in balancing and optimal functioning of the stress hormone, explains Matt Stone.
How to make the hypnotic powder?
The ratio of salt and sugar by Matt Stone should be 1: 5.
It is best to use unrefined sea (or Himalayan) salt and high-quality raw brown sugar or muscovado type rapadura. If you do not have it, ordinary salt and sugar will serve.
Mix 5 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of salt and place it in a glass jar. This will not last long.
Before sleeping (or at night when you wake up), shake the bottle and with a spoon (or fingers) put it under the tongue, like a drug, a small pinch and a mixture of salt and sugar that is easily dissolved.
Stone called it “magic powder to sleep” and like a drug, this magic powder will spare you insomnia!