Let’s talk facts! Many of you are still unclear why Himalayan Salt is better than other salts and what are the many uses of it for health benefits?
The Himalayan mountain range stretches across Asia passing through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Most people associate the Himalayans with Mount Everest, the highest peak on this planet, but here is something new to think about salt.
A couple of hundreds of millions of years ago crystallized sea salt, now deep within the Himalayans, were covered by lava, snow and ice, that kept it a pristine environment and protected the salt from modern-day pollution. Thus, Himalayan Pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth. It is now hand-mined from the mountains and brought to the culinary market.
Himalayan salt was formed naturally from hearty 80+ minerals and elements – 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).
Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:
- Create an electrolyte balance
- Increases hydration
- Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
- Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
- Prevent muscle cramping
- Aid in proper metabolism functioning
- Strengthen bones
- Lower blood pressure
- Help the intestines absorb nutrients
- Prevent goiters
- Improve circulation
- Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins
It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
The Many Uses of Pink Salt
Cooking and curing – use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other salt. The health benefits of himalayan salt include:
- Supporting thyroid and adrenal function
- Aiding in overall hormone balance for men and women
- Supports a healthy and fiery metabolism
- Contains 84 trace minerals vital for wellbeing
- Is required to make adequate stomach acid
Himalayan salt should be freely enjoyed. Salt your food to taste, and maybe a little more!
Salt Slabs – used as serving platters, the slabs will impart an enhanced salt taste and mineral content. Chilled: decorate with fruits, sushi, vegetables or cheese.
Frozen: present cold desserts and even sorbets.
Heated: use the slabs to sear vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or thinly sliced beef or even to fry an egg. The dense salt blocks conduct heat beautifully with near perfect heat distribution.
Best of all, Himalayan salt is naturally anti-microbial, so clean up requires just a quick scrub or rinse. Decoration– use the salts in containers, as décor crystals and sprinkled on food for presentation.
Himalayan Salt Detox Bath – throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath. The replenishing nutrients stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. Naturally rich in 80+ nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, bathing with pink bath salt is a healing and therapeutic experience for mind and body. A salt bath helps draw out toxins, deep cleanses the skin, and helps cleanse the body energetically. For the most powerful detox result, make a himalayan salt “brine” for the bath: use 1-2 pounds of himalayan salt dissolved in a warm bath.