Every morning, a growing number of health-conscious people around the world add a spoonful of salt solution to a glass of water and drink it. Skipping this would be as unfathomable to them as skipping a morning cup of coffee is to others. They credit it with increased energy, improved hydration, better digestion, and a host of other benefits. The solution is called solé.
Solé is a homemade brine that has taken the holistic wellness community by storm in the last few years, though some communities have been using it for centuries. Followers of low-carb and keto diets have also begun using solé to get necessary electrolytes. Making solé is different than adding a spoonful of salt to your morning glass of water, however. It has to be prepared ahead of time so the water can be fully saturated with salt, meaning it would be unable to absorb any more (26% NaCl saturation for you chemistry fans). Using unrefined sea salt is recommended to get the full benefit, which is owed in part to trace minerals. When it’s ready, don’t drink the entire jar of solé, use just a spoonful in a glass of water. You can continue to use the solé brine every day until it’s gone.
Want to try it for yourself? Follow the directions below. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this natural remedy, so let us know how it works for you.
What You’ll Need:
- Pint jar
- Real Salt or other unrefined salt (granular, kosher, or coarse)
What to Do:
Place about ¼ cup salt in the bottom of the jar. Fill the jar the rest of the way with water, leaving a small space at the top. Put the lid on. Wait at least an hour, then check on it. There should be some salt remaining in the bottom of the jar. If all of the salt is absorbed, add more, then wait again. If there are crystals at the bottom of the jar, your solution has reached full saturation and is ready to use. Remove a spoonful, add to a glass of water, and drink.