WOD – 10/19/18

9min EMOM
MIN 1: 5 reverse front rack lunges (each leg)
MIN 2: 4 tempo front squats
MIN 3: 3 front squats

1 mile run
50 mb cleans (20/14)
40 kb deadlifts (70/53)
30 HSPUs
20 calorie row
10 front squats (155/105; from rig)

National Geographic recently released an article highlighting how contaminated most table and sea salt is with microplastics due to the amount of plastic floating around the Earth now unfortunately. So, I did some digging to see what is a good option, or at least the least contaminated sea salt around, and I came across this article from Lyn Alden that talks about why pink Himalayan salt is your best option, and also a few other options for sea salt if you’re dead set on going that route.

A couple highlights…
– Himalayan salt doesn’t have chemicals, additives, or plastics in it

– Standard table salt is a highly refined product with chemicals added. To make it 100% white and flow out of the salt shaker easier, table salt is frequently bleached and loaded with anticaking agents and other additives

– The most common anticaking agents contain aluminum, which some evidence links to Alzheimer’s disease

– sea salt is frequently thought of as a better alternative to table salt, but studies show that the majority of sea salt brands have microplastics in them, because we’ve polluted our oceans with plastic

– Himalayan salt on the other hand is mined mostly in the Khewra salt mine in northern Pakistan, in the western Himalayas, and the only thing special about it is that it was deposited by an ancient extinct sea before humans were around, and so we haven’t polluted it. It’s one of the cleanest types of salt you can eat, and has a lot less aluminum than table salt with anticaking agents

– You can buy a two pound bag of Himalayan salt for $9, which will last a person several months

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