Most of the western world thinks of salt as sodium chloride — a highly refined, processed white substance that’s devoid of nutrients. Salt is so devoid of nutrients, in fact, that in the early 20th century, doctors noticed that people who ate white table salt started to suffer chronic degenerative diseases such as goiter. This was caused by the lack of iodine in the salt.
Himalayan pink salt is packed with over 84 trace minerals and elements that make it incredibly nourishing for your body. Pink salt has numerous benefits from helping the body detoxify to boosting energy to improving digestion to promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Over a thousand miles away from the world’s most well-known mountain are the foothills of the Himalayan salt range and the Khewra Salt Mine. Long ago, a shallow sea existed here. When it evaporated millions of years ago, it left behind massive reserves of crystallized sea salt. Over the years, this incredible pink salt became deposited deeply below the resourceful mountains. This is where the tasty and nutritious Himalayan sea salt can be salvaged.
Although the salt mines have been operational and active for longer than 100 years, it’s only been recently that the extensive health benefits of pink Himalayan sea salt are starting becoming widely appreciated. Because of the natural underground formation of the salt beds, there was a fertile environment for a number of trace minerals which formed together with the salt, leading to increased nutrition.
Among the various trace elements and minerals are the well-known pillars of good health such as calcium, potassium, the sulfates, zinc, magnesium, iodine and more. All together, there are over 84 additional nutrients found in pink Himalayan salt.
So how do you use it?
Of course you can use pink salt in any dish you would use regular salt in, but it goes beyond that too. Pink Himalayan sea salt is what everyone’s talking about these days. It can be found almost anywhere, including the grocery store as a tasty seasoning salt. Large Himalayan salt crystal slabs are even used to create beautiful lamps that are believed to promote health and wellness. The reason why Himalayan salt has seen a surge in popularity and why it’s also being recommended over regular old table salt is that it provides so many benefits to our bodies that plain salt just can’t.
Here are some of the benefits:
Assists in detoxifying the body
Alongside a drink of water, salt aids our bodies in cleansing toxins out of healthy cells and from the bloodstream
Decreases blood pressure
Pink Himalayan sea salt has the amazing property of actually being able to help reduce high blood pressure as it has a lower serving of sodium than ordinary table salt.
Helps you relax
Something as simple as a drink of sea salt dissolved in hot water can aid in clearing up any lingering sinus issues you might be struggling with. There is also evidence that it can safely and effectively help with respiratory problems like asthma. In addition, crystal salt rock lamps spread negative ions into the air