Pink Himalayan salt is a wonderful alternative to table salt. And, best of all, it’s packed with some pretty amazing health benefits.
I first heard about pink Himalayan salt a few years ago from my doctor. I’d just learned I had Lyme disease after months of severe pain, fatigue and autoimmune issues.
I’d lost a lot of weight. Consequently, my muscles were wasted and my body depleted. So the doctor instructed me to start adding pink Himalayan salt to my food, and I did. I only wish I’d known sooner about this amazing pink salt. It tastes so much better than the white stuff.
So prepare to be impressed by this life-giving pure, pink salt!
What Is Pink Himalayan Salt?
Himalayan salt has been around for ages. We’re talking over 4 billion years….when planet Earth was first formed (1)!
Did you know people have used it over thousands of years as a natural medicine?
In the Himalayas it’s known as ” white gold”.
Other names for it include:
- rock salt
- pink sea salt
- Himalayan sea salt
- Himalayan crystal salt
Also, it is now widely known as the purest, most nutrient-dense salt you can buy.
Pink Himalayan Salt Nutritional Information
According to The Meadow, this special salt has the following electrolytes, trace minerals and elements. They’re listed in alphabetical order for your viewing pleasure. (Ready, set, go!) (2)
Did you make it to the end of the list? Wowzers – Nice work, friend! 🙂
As you can see, pink Himalayan salt is “mineral dense”. And this makes it incredibly beneficial to your health.
Where Does Himalayan Pink Salt Come From?
The salt is mined in the Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan. These mines are located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain Range. Also, it’s the second largest salt mine in the world.
The salt from these mines range in color from transparent to shades of white, pink and red.
The mine incorporates 25 miles of tunnels on 11 levels dug into the mountains.
Pink Himalayan Salt Versus Table Salt
Pink Himalayan salt is a healthier choice compared to table salt.
First of all, Himalayan salt is incredibly pure and mined by hand.
In comparison, commercialized table salt is highly processed and stripped of its minerals. Most table salt also has anti-clumping agents added. These are bad for your health.
Even worse, many table salts go through a bleaching process and have other toxic additives which are known to be harmful to humans.
Even many sea salts, which were once viewed pure and healthy, contain an increasing amount of toxins due to the pollution in our oceans.
The ‘Salt Wars’
Salt has been blamed for many modern-day ills, such as heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. However, despite what you may have been told, salt is vital to our health.
In fact, there are real risks to severely limiting your salt intake. These include insulin resistance, death from heart disease, increased LDL and triglycerides, and increased risk of death from diabetes. (8)
Please note that it is essential to get enough potassium in your diet to balance out your sodium intake. This is especially true for those who eat lots of processed foods and very little vegetables.
The Amazing Health Benefits Of Pink Himalayan Salt
1. Improves Respiratory Problems
Halotherapy is a natural treatment for those with respiratory issues. It loosens mucus and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. It’s especially effective for people who have bronchitis (3).
2. Improves Sleep
Research shows that low-sodium diets cause disrupted sleep (4). I’m not saying to go crazy with the salt, but a high-sodium diet is related to longer sleep patterns with fewer wakings.
Taking a detox bath with pink Himalayan salt is invigorating. It also stimulates your circulation. First, dissolve 1 pound of salt in a hot bath. Next, soak in the tub for 20 minutes. You can also add essential oils if you like.
Most of all, be sure to drink plenty of water to move the toxins out of your body.
4. Balances pH
Having a well-balanced pH is essential for good health. When your acid-to-alkaline ratio is in proper balance it boosts your immune system. Because Himalayan salt has over 84 trace minerals and elements, it helps keep your pH in balance.
5. Improves Digestion
You can make your own “sole”, which is a drinkable solution of Himalayan salt and purified water. Also, according to Dr. Sircus:
Daily use of sole is believed to stimulate the peristalsis of the digestive organs, balance the stomach acid, support the production of digestive fluids in the liver and pancreas, regulate the metabolism and harmonize the acid-alkaline balance (5).
Here are directions on how to prepare sole.
6. Air Purifier
Pink Himalayan salt lamps are all the rage. They can make the air you breathe cleaner. In addition, the dust and allergens in the air are drawn into the salt lamp (6). You can buy them on Amazon. Brilliant!
In addition, other health benefits of using pink Himalayan salt include: (7)
- Increased bone strength
- Reduced leg cramps (like a Charley horse)
- Lowering the incidence of sinus problems
- Promotes vascular system health
- Promotes healthy blood sugar
- Encourages a healthy libido
- Circulatory support
- Reduces common signs of aging
- Regulates water levels in the body for maximal functioning
- Promotes cellular energy creation
- Encourages increased absorption of food in the intestinal tract
- Promotes gall bladder and kidney health in comparison to chemically-treated table salt
Using pink Himalayan salt instead of table salt is a healthy choice. When used in moderation, it can greatly enhance the flavor of your food and boost your health. For example, it can improve digestion, purify your air, balance pH, improve your sleep and detoxify your body.
I’m really glad I made the switch to Himalayan salt and think you might too.
Have you ever tried it? What did you think? Please leave your questions and comments in the comment section below, and get the conversation started.
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For a more in-depth explanation about the ‘Salt Wars’ you may want to watch this video featuring Dr. Mercola. He also talks about the health benefits of Himalayan salt.
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