Pink Himalayan salt has received a lot of attention in the past few years. There have been studies, food tastes and opinions galore concerning this beautiful salt. But I want to tell you that this salt has much more than beauty to offer you and your family. So I want to share with you some information about pink Himalayan salt and why it’s so great for you, especially when compared to sea salt and regular table salt.
Pink Himalayan salt is unique in that it’s only found in Asia. It is believed that over 200 million years ago, beds of crystallized sea salt were buried under a layer of lava. Over thousands of years the, the salts were preserved from the elements by their protective layer of lava now turned rock. The fantastic thing about these salts is that they have been kept in almost pristine condition, untouched by the pollutants of modern man.
Pink Himalayan salt is full of trace minerals. In fact the human body and this rare pink salt both contain the same 84 trace minerals; this is amazing to me.
Some noteworthy minerals are sodium chloride, sulfate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Also, it should be noted that by eating pink Himalayan salt, you’re ingesting less sodium per serving due to it being less refined and in bigger pieces.
So, what do the experts say about the health benefits:
- A stable pH balance of your cells
- Combats aging effects
- Improved sleep habits
- Improved sex drive
- Reduced levels of muscle cramps
- Improved hydration
- Strengthening of the bones
- Detoxification of heavy metals
To further establish just how great this salt is, we have to compare it to other salts.
Sea salt is the obvious second best choice here. However, even sea salt is becoming more processed every year. Not to mention our oceans are seeing levels of pollution previously unseen before. That is why we have carefully selected the Southern Atlantic and the Southern Ocean as the source of our sea salt. Due to the simple fact that pink Himalayan salt has been kept in near perfect condition since its formation, it’s simply the best you can get.
Table salt is definitely the worst choice of the three. This type of salt is drained of its mineral composition, leaving behind only sodium and chloride. Then, it is bleached and “cleaned” with chemicals before being baked at a high temperature. Furthermore, the iodine that is added to the salt is often synthetic, making it hard for the human body to properly absorb.