Meet..Himalayan Pink Salt!
Years ago, I ditched white table salt for this much healthier (and tastier) salt..and I would never go back! Similar to the natural nutrients and vitamins found in fruits and vegetables, Himalayan pink salt offers those same benefits, naturally as opposed to refined white table salt which contains harmful additives.
So, why ditch white table salt for this pure Himalayan Pink Salt?
Pink Salt vs. White Salt
Himalayan pink salt contains iodine naturally. Natural salts like Himalayan Pink Salt are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in. Iodine helps to promote a normal and healthy functioning thyroid gland, which secretes thyroid hormones that control the metabolic rate of the body. In fact, without iodine, thyroid hormones could not even be synthesized.
Over 80+ minerals and elements can be found in Himalayan pink salt. Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, and strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity). *Naturally occurring fluoride is much different than the added fluoride found in our drinking water.
Himalayan pink salt contains less sodium consumed per serving versus refined table salts. Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has less sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.
The History of Himalayan Pink Salt
“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.” [CollectiveEvolution.com]
The Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt
Create an electrolyte balance
Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
Prevent muscle cramping
Aid in proper metabolism functioning
Lower blood pressure
Help the intestines absorb nutrients
Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins
Reduce the signs of aging
Detoxify the body from heavy metals.
Uses of Himalayan Pink Salt:
-Cooking Top on everything and anything! From cooking to curing to marinades, pink salt can be added to everything and even in less quantity since the taste is much stronger than white salt! -Bathing That’s right! Himalayan Pink Salt offers great detoxification benefits, add some pink salt crystals to your next bath with some lavender essential oil drops to soothe sore muscles and promote vibrant skin! -Pink Salt lamps Buy one here or at your local health food store. I have a pink salt lamp in my room and it is not only extremely relaxing but helps to purify the air of the room it is in!