The first association for this type of salt are the Himalayan peaks, with the highest one – Mount Everest. Actually, the Himalayan mountain lies on large area through China, India, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal.
Over 100 million years ago crystallized sea salt regions were covered by lava, snow and ice. These layers were protecting the salt from pollution for million years.
Many studies show that Himalayan pink salt is not contaminated and purest salt on the planet Earth.
The process of mining the salt is by hand from the Himalayans and it’s directly shipped to the world markets without applying any additives or chemical processes.
The color can varies from white, pink to red and it’s a indicator about the existence of iron and other minerals in the Himalayan Salt.
Benefits of Himalayan Salt
Very similar to the vitamins and minerals, the Himalayan Salt is naturally formed within the sodium work in synergy with other elements. The synergy process generates equal or stronger effect as a sum of the individual effects when multiple elements interact in a system.
Himalayan Salt is a natural source of Iodine and there is no need for Iodine additives.
Less Sodium Consumed Per Serving
This type of salt contains the same component types as the regular cooking salt. Because of it’s crystal structure it has less content of sodium per teaspoon compared with the regular cooking salt, which is better for your cardiovascular system.
Himalayan Salt is rich in minerals and it can:
- Improves hydration
- Creates an electrolyte balance
- Regulates water levels both outside and inside of cells
- Maintains the pH levels (alkaline/acidity) and reduces acid reflux
- Prevents muscle cramps
- Maintains the imbalance of the metabolism
- Strengthens bones
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves absorption of the nutrients in the intestines
- Prevents goiters
- Improves circulation
- Dissolves and eliminates sediments and removes toxins
It reduces the aging process, cleanse your body of heavy metals and improves your libido.
Pink Salt vs. Sea Salt
Pink salt is also type of sea salt, even it originates from the mountains. All salt on the Earth coming from the oceans, salt-water and lakes. The Himalayan pink salt is purest form of sea salt.
Why Table Salt is Inferior
The kitchen salt from the supermarkets has reduced amount of minerals, chloride and sodium. It is chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at high temperatures. Additionally, the salt is treated with anti-caking ingredients that prevent that prevents absorbing water when the salt is stored in a salt container.
These additives prevent the salt to be dissolved in our body and it leads to build up sediments into our vital organs and tissues which can cause many health issues. Factories add synthetic iodine to the salt and it can be really difficult to be processed and absorbed by the body. According to the U.S. laws, regular salt can contain up to 2% of additives which is really repulsive and shocking.