What’s the pink salt craze?

Find out the many beneficial properties of using Himalayan pink salt.

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 When I first made the decision to start eating healthy and changing my lifestyle completely, the first change I made was salt. After eating meals using table salt or food high in sodium, I would notice how bloated my stomach would get and the swelling in my hands. I never realized salt was one of the culprits causing me so much grieve at the time. Once reading how bad table salt was for the body I knew I had to make a switch  immediately to himalayan pink salt, the best move I could have done.

 Table and cooking salt found in most homes, restaurants, and processed foods are void in nutritional value, lacking beneficial traces of minerals. Table salt is known to cause blood pressure fluctuations, instead of stabilizing it. This well-known danger has created an entire industry of “low sodium” foods.

 Many people are unaware that common table salt contains chemicals. Table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine, absorbents, and sugar. When processed it zaps many of the natural chemical structures. According to the American Heart Association processing salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader! The body cannot dispose of it in a natural healthy way, which can lead to irritation of the tissues, water retention and high blood pressure. Salt is necessary but can be dangerous if taken in this chemical form. It’s scary to think what table salt has been doing to our bodies all these years and yet not many seam to pay much attention to it.

 Himalayan Pink Salt was originally formed from marine fossil deposits over 250 million years ago during the Jurassic era. Harvested from ancient seabed’s, this rare and extraordinary salt has been a valuable commodity for centuries. Himalayan Pink Salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available. The high mineral crystals range in color from sheer white, varying shades of pink, to deep reds, the result of high mineral and iron content.

 Himalayan Pink Salt is used for its range of nutritional and therapeutic properties. I use pink salt the same way I would use table salt, but it is purer and higher in mineral content so I use less then what I normally would use with regular table salt. In our home we use Pink salt to stimulate circulation, relax the body, lower blood pressure, and sooth sore muscles. Himalayan Pink Salt is great for bath salt recipes and it makes a nice shower scrub when combined with essential oils and coconut or almond oils. It’s really healthy for the overall body.

With regular consumption of Himalayan Pink Salt it also has many beneficial properties such as:

–Provides essential minerals, trace elements and balances electrolytes.

–Supports proper nutrient absorption

–Eliminates toxins and balances the body’s pH in the cells, including the brain.

–Controls the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning

–Aids in reducing the common signs of aging

–Aids in vascular health

–Supports healthy respiratory function, lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting over-all sinus health

–Reducing cramps

–Increasing bone strength

–Naturally promoting healthy sleep pattern

–Assist with relief from arthritis, skin rashes, psoriasis, and herpes

–Assist with flu and fever symptoms

–Promotes kidney and gall bladder health when compared to common chemically-treated salt

–And also great for your gums.

 There are definitely countless uses for this beautiful natural colored pink salt. I encourage you to make the switch for your family. Himalayan Pink salt can be purchased pretty much in most groceries stores now. I normally pick mine up at the natural health food store. This salt comes in different grain sizes from a fine powder, to a course grain. Make sure it is finely ground for cooking and sprinkling on your food.

 Himalayan Pink salt comes in many different forms; Have you seen those salt lamps in craft shows?  If you get a real one it is made from an actual chunk of salt from the mountains. It’s great to have them around the house to expel negative ions in the air. This is another topic I’ll write about soon.

 It also comes in a slab for cooking and a solid soap like bar. I like to buy it in this bar form then break a piece off, place it in a glass jar with water and keep it in my bathroom. One small piece when placed in water will be very strong and salty. It makes a great gargle when you have a sore throat and helps your gums heal. Swish it in your mouth overnight before going to bed or just stick your clean finger in the water and rub it on your gums.

Go give it a try, you’ll like it.

Related Article: Why we should reduce our salt intake.