Pink Himalayan Salt Benefits
What Is Pink Himalayan salt?
Pink salt originates from the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan and is found in salt beds that have been protected by layers of ancient lava. The salt is collected and hand washed, then crafted either into thick slabs or ground into crystal form. Pink Himalayan salt contains 84 trace minerals and elements and is one of the most alkaline substances on the planet. Pink salt is rich in magnesium, sulphate, copper, iron, calcium, and potassium.
- Regulates water levels within the body
- Promotes kidney and gallbladder health and assists in eliminating heavy metals
- Promotes cellular energy creation and helps reduce common signs of aging
- Encourages healthy blood sugar levels
- Improves the absorption of nutrients from foods
- Aids vascular health and provides circulatory support
- Lowers the incidence of sinus problems
- Improves bone strength and reduces cramping
- Fosters a healthy libido
- Aids in a healthy night of sleep
Ditch The White “Table Salt” Or Iodized Salt
Table salt is often times already contaminated when harvested by environmental contaminants. It is made from chemically cleaned sodium chloride and contains added iodine, anti-caking agents, and bleach. These contaminants are knows to hinder the body’s elimination and fluid balance systems.
How To Use Pink Himalayan Salt!
- Salt Blocks:
Salt blocks can be used for adding seasoning to baked fish or serving sashimi. Pictured here, I’m using mine tonight for cooking wild caught Alaskan salmon and organic asparagus. Cooking on the Himalayan salt block naturally imparts the health benefits of pink salt into your food. Such health benefits include balancing your body’s pH, stabilizing hydration levels, improving digestion and reducing acid reflux. I bought my salt block from Dr. Mercola here.
- Table and Cooking Salt:
Himalayan salt holds up in flavor and texture either as a table salt or used in baking and cooking. Be sure to taste the salt ahead of adding it into your favorite recipes as certain himalayan salt may be milder and require you to use a tad more to your recipe.
- Himalayan Pink Lamps:
Turn on a himalayan lamp in your yoga room, bedroom, office or any of your living spaces. Pink salt lamps trap the allergens and dust in the air that normally impact your health. Salt lamps also create a small amount of negative ions inside your house that are beneficial for the human body. Ions are invisible charged particles in the air – either molecules or atoms, which bear an electric charge.
- Himalayan Salt Scrubs and Soaks:
Make your own exfoliating scrub by mixing 1/4 cup course himalayan salt, 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 2-3 drops of a sweet or invigorating essential oil. I like to use peppermint for morning showers, tea tree or oregano oil when I’m feeling ill, or lavender when I want to relax. You can also mix pink salt into your bath or foot soak to absorb some nutrients and soothe tired muscles.
- Halotherapy and Sinus Flush
Himalayan salt has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it the perfect remedy for respiratory issues. Halotherapy or salt cave sessions are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, especially in today’s top spas. The sessions are made up of sitting inside a cave covered in pink salt and taking deep slow breaths. The treatment is a lifesaver if you’re suffering fromor prone to sinus infections. I’ve used this therapy as a preventative treatment several times. Sinus flushing is basically the same as using a neti pot. My favorite saline solution is 1 tablespoon of pink salt boiled in one cup of water then cooled and used in a neti pot as a gentle rinse to loosen mucus and clear sinuses.