Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Posted by Simple Girl on 10th Nov 2015

Learn about the Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt --- you'll be surprised how this little switch can make a BIG difference!

The delicate pink color of Himalayan salt makes it almost too pretty to eat, but its real value comes from its nutritional profile. Traditional table salt is heavily manufactured with extreme heat that alters its chemical composition, which pretty much strips it of any nutritional value.

The composition of plain old table salt is 97.5% sodium chloride and a 2.5% mixture of iodine, MSG, aluminum derivatives and anti-caking chemicals. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring substance that's loaded with essential minerals and free from additives and chemicals. If you like it salty, maybe you should swap out your Morton Iodized Salt for its healthier cousin.

  1. Sneak 84 Essential Minerals Into Your Diet. Nutritionists tout Himalayan salt as pure, clean and dense with minerals, and using it in place of your lifeless white table salt supplies your body with over 84 essential minerals and trace elements, including calcium, iodine, carbon, nitrogen, sodium, fluoride, phosphorus, cadmium, silicon, aluminum, copper, and nickel, among others. These essential minerals aid absorption of other nutrients, support metabolic activities, aid digestion, and convert food into energy. And did we mention that Himalayan salt is pink? Pink!
  2. Relieve Respiratory Conditions. Medical research supports nasal irrigation as a simple and effective treatment for seasonal allergies. So next time your seasonal allergies strike, don't reach for your expensive prescription medication or the OTC stuff that makes you feel like you're sleepwalking through cobwebs. Instead, irrigate your sinuses with a solution of warm distilled water and Himalayan salt to flush away pollen and other irritants and relieve sinus pressure and other respiratory conditions.
  3. Improve Digestion. Cooking with Himalayan salt and filling your salt shaker with it will help improve your digestion. Trace elements in Himalayan salt improve the ability of your gastrointestinal tract to absorb other nutrients, and a saltwater sole (an electrolyte-dense brine) taken as a supplement in the morning will activate your salivary glands and stimulate hydrochloric acid in your stomach.
  4. Lower Blood Pressure. Medical studies prove that Himalayan salt may lower your blood pressure by stimulating better blood circulation. And since your body makes fast work of processing the incoming salt, you won't retain as much water, either.
  5. Defy Aging. Himalayan salt fights signs of premature aging. A handful in your bath water or a pinch added to your bowl of soup provides your body with trace elements to help regenerate your cells and keep them active and healthy. From your skin cells to your hair and muscle cells, your Himalayan salt grinder could be your secret weapon for looking and feeling younger.
  6. Sleep Better. Himalayan salt can help relax your muscles and put your mind at ease so you're better able to rest at night. It also improves nighttime breathing and reduces coughing and snoring that can keep you — and whoever's next to you — awake.

And did we mention that it's pink? It's pink!