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Pure is not so sure but customization definitely is

If at all there is some free time, where is it all going for a full time mom? Most of it goes on internet and online shopping these days! There are 100 websites, 200 brands, 300 products, 400 likes, 500 comments, 600 reviews, 700 discounts, 800 free home deliveries.......please somebody stop it, am I really getting any help here? May be, may be not! No kitchen is complete without salt and this poor human being just wanted to buy some salt, spare me :( !! Yes this is no exaggeration dear ones, I just wanted to buy some salt along with other things during my online grocery shopping, on a sleepy tired day! and I ended up reading articles again! Again, but this time on which salt to buy! please do not LOL now! Pity me! And pity you! Because that salt gyan is actually required, to me and to all of you. I just got to know that salt is a mineral after all and first of all and not a spice! something that we use only to satisfy the taste buds actually is a mineral and not a mere seasoning. Now I get to see pure salt, natural salt, iodised salt, less sulphur salt, lite salt and the list never ends! And after researching on which salt actually one ought to eat, the answer is mostly none of the above. You should be eating some pinkish rock salt or sea salt which is healthy. And all the refined table salts are void of any minerals. Now the search begins to buy some healthy salt when I feel really sleepy and out on energy to do anymore shopping. So I thought blogging would actually make me relaxed, occupied, forget about salt, forget about everything else...if not everything at least about shopping, oops! Forget about salt, for that matter any other product, you name it and there are in-numerous options and customization made out of the simplest of things which you cannot live without. Refined is such a bluff in today's market, there is no such thing as purest form in refined things. Because purest things are always available in crudest form, and there are hardly any brands that manufacture it, apart from few organic products. I hope what the organic products are quoting is trustworthy, at least for the time being. Refined oils-bad, refined sugar-bad, refined salt-bad, energy drinks for kids-bad......just the time goes in filtering and trying to escape from all these bad things. I have realized that it is happy to be a kid only, mom will figure out on what to feed me! Now being a mom, I just can not give my kid anything to eat. Kids need to enjoy the occasional sugar candies, pastries etc but you feel guilty of not been able to give them good quality basic stuff to eat daily if refined world  rules us! Pure is just a myth these days, pure doesn't mean sure but it only means more customization to cater the needs of ever growing population.

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