Traditionally I have always used table salt while cooking in the kitchen and recently opted to make a healthier switch from table salt, to Himalayan sea salt! Aside from its culinary uses, pink Himalayan sea salt can be beneficial for supplying the body with essential minerals and electrolytes, improving immunity, re-hydrating the body, reducing inflammation and increasing circulation, reduces blood pressure, and aids with weight loss. In addition, Himalayan sea salt also has numerous therapeutic benefits such as emitting toxins from the body, purifying and improving air quality, relieving muscle aches and pain, and improves sleep quality! Used in moderation, Himalayan sea salt is a healthy inclusion your diet that adds more flavor to meals than traditional salt, while providing your body with essential nutrients and health benefits.
Himalayan Salt Background
According to this article, Himalayan sea salt is believed to be dried remnants of the original, Primal Sea. Himalayan Sea Salt is believed to be one of the purest salts on the planet from these sea salt beds crystallizing hundreds of millions years ago, preserved by lava and ice protecting these minerals from toxins and pollutants. Himalayan salt is mined in the Punjab region in Pakistan, 5,000 feet below the Himalayan Mountain Range. Himalayan sea salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. The sea salt can be pink, white or red in color and it’s color is an indication of the mineral content.
Table Salt vs Himalayan Sea Salt
Table salt undergoes a process where the salt is bleached and stripped of its naturally occurring minerals and nutrients, and may contain aluminum derivatives that are known to be toxic human health. Table salt is depleted of its healthy and naturally occurring ingredients through this purification process and does not contain any electrolytes other than sodium and chloride. In addition, it is proven that sodium consumed in excess will cause bloating, weight gain, higher cholesterol and blood pressure.
Benefits of Himalayan Sea Salt
- Natural Source of Essential Minerals and Electrolytes
- Sustainably Sourced
- Natural Source of Iodine
- Regulates Water in Body
- Promotes Ph Balance in Body
- Enhances Energy
- Improves Circulation in Body, Reducing Inflammation
- Improves Sleep Quality
- Boosts Immunity
- Strengthens Bones
- Aids in Digestion and Weight Loss
- Therapeutic Uses of Himalayan Sea Salt
- Cleaner Air
Have you heard about the benefits of having Himalayan Salt lamps in your home? Did you know that Himalayan pink salt is a natural ionic air purifier that pulls toxins and neutralizes them from the environment?! Salt lamps naturally draw moisture from the air and environment, and the lamp’s heat attracts and neutralizes allergens and pollutants in the air such as pollen, dirt, and dust. This is essential for those of us living in the dusty and dirty terrain of the desert, adding a Himalayan pink salt lamp is a purposeful decoration to include in every room of your home!
Sea Salt Bath Soak
Add Himalayan sea salt to your bath for a relaxing, and detoxifying spa experience in the comfort of your home. The minerals in Himalayan sea salt will help draw toxins out of the skin and body, and is the perfect ailment for any muscle aches and pains.
I hope that this article will encourage you to try substituting Himalayan salt in place of table salt! Not only is Himalayan salt a natural and sustainable source of salt, it packs more flavor, nutrients and minerals that supply the body with the health beneficial properties it needs.
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