Our body has a need of salt, as a vital component in order to regulate blood pressure, exchange irons, transport nutrients into and much more. Nevertheless, there is a difference between types of salt.
For example, table salt will not have the same positive biological impact upon our bodies than unrefined, pure salt which boasts a robust mineral profile. The reason for this is that, except sodium and chloride, it has been completely stripped of all its minerals.
On the other hand, Himalayan salt belongs to the most nutritious and “complete” salts we can purchase today. It contains a vast variety of macro- minerals and trace minerals which actually make it pink in color. Himalayan salt has been formed over millions of years in the Himalayas.
This article will reveal the most important advantages of its use, its numerous health benefits and the ways in which it transforms even the blandest of meals into a powerhouse of nutrition.
Essential benefits of Himalayan salt
Detoxification – Himalayan salt, apart from being traditionally consumed with food, is a fantastic means for external detoxification. For instance, Himalayan salt is the best salt to be used to bathe. This comes as a result of it being loaded with minerals and negative ions which easily penetrate the skin. Thus, these cleanse and detoxify the skin and bring the effect of a rejuvenated and invigorated skin and mind for hours thereafter. Moreover, Himalayan salt positively affects our air, its negative ions bind themselves to positive ions in the air, neutralizing it and ridding it of pollutants. As a result, the majority of best quality salt lamps are made using Himalayan salt rather than table salt or sea salt.
Rich in minerals – As mentioned before, the dense concentration of minerals are the biggest value of Himalayan salt. The Meadow in its spectral analysis points out that Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals, electrolytes and elements. This is an astonishing fact if we regard the fact that there are only 118 elements known to science. Consequently, if you incorporate more Himalayan salt in your diet, it will rectify literally any mineral deficiency you might have. Another serious problem is caused by iodine deficiencies, since iodine plays an essential role in the functioning of the metabolism-controlling thyroid gland. This is usually due to ongoing soil erosion. However, bigger amounts of Himalayan salt in the diet will successfully solve this issue as well. Himalayan salt also contains magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium – so it is rich in all five minerals in which the United States population are most deficient.
Sodium content -- One of the minerals in which Himalayan salt is richest is sodium. In reality, real, unprocessed sodium is needed by our bodies, although it suffers from a bad reputation due to its connection with processed foods. Sodium helps control muscle contractions, heart functions and nerve transmissions, and it also regulates blood volume and thus blood pressure. Note that only one teaspoon of Himalayan salt contains approximately 400 milligrams of sodium, and the recommended daily intake (RDI) of sodium is between 1,500-2,300 milligrams for men and women between the ages of 9-50.
When buying Himalayan salt, the first thing you should do is to check that it is pink in color, which indicates that the salt is dense in minerals. The recommended type is fine-grained Himalayan salt, since the small, unobtrusive crystals are far easier to incorporate into most meals. You can buy it in health food stores or online, where you can find it both, as fine or coarse grains.
Source: Living Traditionally