Himalayan salt consists of pink crystals from the sea salt beds within the pristine conditions of the Himalayan mountain range in Asia, reportedly the purest salt available in the world. The absence of toxins and contaminants plus the presence of numerous trace elements makes Himalayan salt much healthier than highly processed, bleached and chemically cleaned table salt. The 84 minerals and elements present in Himalayan salt, including magnesium, potassium, sulfate, calcium and sodium chloride, are already naturally occurring in our bodies, meaning their consumption does not expose our organs to unwanted, unnatural and potentially dangerous ingredients. These elements and minerals within Himalayan salt are present in colloidal form which means they are easily absorbed by our bodies.
Some of the numerous health benefits of Himalayan salt include:
- prevents muscle cramps, cellulite, arthritis, kidney or gallstones and gout
- improves lung and vascular function (circulation) as well as sleep patterns
- increases hydration and libido
- reduces blood pressure and signs of aging
- creates a healthy cellular pH
- eliminates heavy metals and other toxins
- strengthens bones
The only minerals that table salt contains are chloride and sodium; all others are stripped in processing. The iodine added to table salt is synthetic or unnatural so our bodies cannot absorb it properly. Table salt also contains chemical agents to prevent the product from caking in the container it is packaged in. Unfortunately, these chemical agents also prevent table salt from being absorbed efficiently in our bodies so the chemicals deposit and build up, creating potentially dangerous conditions within our organs. Our cells then have to use up to twenty times the amount of water to neutralize the sodium chloride within the table salt.
Sea salt from elsewhere in the world is healthier than regular table salt, but our oceans are becoming increasingly polluted from oil spills and chemical dumping. Sea salt is now also processed heavily as well.
The crystals of Himalayan salt are also beneficial as a bath soak, promoting relaxation and rejuvenation of the skin.
Himalayan salt is by far the healthiest salt available to us today and readily available in most grocery stores. If you love the taste of salt added to your food, try it soon to take advantage of the many health benefits Himalayan salt can add to your life.
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