Have you heard about Himalayan salt and other specialty or gourmet salts from ancient mineral deposits, that have become popular?
Are you wondering, is it really better than sea salt or table salt? How does it benefit my body vs those other salts? Well, it is packed with some pretty amazing benefits, making it a wonderful alternative to table salt and an exciting new staple to add to your pantry.
One of the potential health benefits commonly ascribed to these salts is that they have higher concentrations of essential minerals (like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, and chromium) than ordinary table salt (purified sodium chloride). In addition, if you have high blood pressure and are trying to limit sodium intake, these more flavorful salts may allow you to use less salt, therefore, consuming less sodium.
About 200 million years ago, there were crystallized sea salt beds that were covered with lava. Because this salt was subsequently enveloped in snow and ice for millennia, it was protected from modern day pollution and preserved in an untouched, pristine environment.
The Himalayan mountain range goes across Asia, and passes through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Many people believe that this pink salt is the purest salt that can be found on the planet.
Salt is essential for life – you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realize that there are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt most people are accustomed to using and natural health-promoting salt.
These differences can have a major impact on your health and wellness.
Today’s common table salt is different from natural salt. Your table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals, such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. Dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural structure of the salt.
Himalayan Crystal Salt is by far the purest salt available on earth and is uncontaminated with toxins or pollutants.
Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt include:
1. Regulating the water content throughout your body
2. Promoting healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells
3. Promoting blood sugar health
4. Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
5. Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract
6. Supporting respiratory health
7. Promoting sinus health
8. Prevention of muscle cramps
9. Promoting bone strength
10. Regulating your sleep (it naturally promotes sleep)
11. Supporting your libido
12. Promoting vascular health
13. In conjunction with water, it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure
Also, you can get some Himalayan bath salts and a lamp. All great for your health.