Salty snacks, salted salads, salt in the sea. I bloody love salt! Yesterday, I heard about some pink Himalayan salt. Pink Himalayan what? What the heck is that?
As a salt lover, I couldn’t escape my damned curiosity. Well, not to complain, that damned curiosity has led me to some amazing stuff about this Himalayan salt which I am going to share with you right now.
WHY DO WE NEED SALT?
It is a fact that our body needs salt. Moreover, it needs sodium. This mineral maintains the blood pressure, it relaxes muscles, prevents dehydration, kills bacteria.
WHAT IS PINK HIMALAYAN SALT?
Pink Himalayan salt, often known as rock salt, halite, Himalayan crystal salt, is the purest form of salt to be found on earth, untouched and protected from pollution. It comes from crystalized sea salt beds that were covered by lava near the Himalayas, in Punjab region of Pakistan.
This pink Himalayan salt formed millions of years ago, noticed in the period of Alexander the Great, gets its color from some minerals, particularly iron oxide.
It is used in cooking as the regular table salt, to preserve food, as bath soaks. You can even have a salt lamp made of this pink Himalayan salt.
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF PINK HIMALAYAN SALT?
1.It improves our respiratory system.
As an antibacterial, pink Himalayan salt can be used as a salt therapy. Inhalation, a method in which salt is used, clears up sinuses, helps with coughs, bronchitis, asthma.
2. It provides nutrients to our body.
It makes a detoxification. Pink Himalayan salt can be added to a bath. When added in water with a temperature the same as our body’s, it has a power to release our body from toxins. A feeling of pure refreshment.
3. It improves digestion.
No more issues with gassing or constipation! If you suffer from slow digestion, the pink Himalayan salt will speed it up.
Moreover, it increases hydration, libido, improves circulation, strengthens bones, it’s excellent for red blood cells, it cleans the air, it’s a natural sleep aid.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TABLE SALT AND PINK HIMALAYAN SALT?
1.Pink Himalayan salt is more natural.
It is hand-mined. It is less processed and doesn’t contain additives in contrast to the regular table salt which is chemically processed.
2. It is rich in minerals.
Imagine, including iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium, copper, this pink Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals! Moreover, they can be absorbed easily.
Pink Himalayan salt is naturally rich in iodine. In table salt, iodine is artificially added.
3. It contains slightly lower amounts of sodium.
How much sodium do we need to take per day? – No more than 2,300 mg. Too much sodium has a negative effect on health. It increases blood pressure which leads to heart attacks, dementia, kidney disease.
While table salt contains 97.5 to 99.9 % of sodium chloride, pink Himalayan salt contains 87%.
Store it in a cool dry place, make sure it’s from Pakistan. And remember: it is all about the right amount. Use it in moderation.
Now, pass the salt, please.