Have you heard of Himalayan salt- the purest salt found on the planet? This salt is hand-mined from the Himalayan mountains, that stretch across Asia, passing through Nepal, China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and India.
Millions of years ago, the crystallized sea salt beds were covered with lava, and surrounded by snow and ice throughout the entire year, protecting it from any kind of pollution. Moreover, its richness in minerals and iron provide its hues of pink, red, and white.
It contains the same compounds as table salt, but its crystal structure makes it lower in sodium per serving.
Its crystals are naturally formed within the earth, and consist of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% of about 80 trace minerals such a potassium, strontium, calcium, sulfate, magnesium, bromide, borate, bicarbonate, and fluoride.
Its high mineral content makes it a real natural miracle, that treats and prevents various health issues. Here are some of its health benefits:
Strengthens the bones
Prevents muscle cramps
Treats acid reflux
Detoxifies the body from metals
Regulates the pH balance of the system
Dissolves and eliminates sediment to remove toxins
Improves body hydration
Reduces premature aging
Lowers blood pressure
Creates an electrolyte balance
Regulates water content both, inside and outside of cells
Helps the absorption of nutrients in the digestive system
This salt can be used in numerous ways, as explained by Dr.Mercola:
“Himalayan salt is often utilized in the same way as table salt; it’s used for cooking, seasoning and preserving food. What’s unique about Himalayan salt, however, is its availability as salt blocks that may be used as serving dishes, cooking surfaces and cutting boards.
Apart from using Himalayan salt for culinary purposes, it can also be substituted for bath salts and added to relaxing salt and mineral baths that allow the skin to soak up minerals from the water. Plus, it can also be made into eye-catching Himalayan salt lamps and candle holders for your rooms.”