The benefits of Himalaya's Salt
Himalayan salt has been known to health-conscious people for many years, with most health food stores stocking it.
Lately though, the market has really been flooded with various forms and packaging of pink Himalayan salt. So let's examine its properties, underlining the fact that we are referring to genuine salt and not to cheap imitations.
Himalayan salt is a term for mineral salt (commonly known as rock salt) from Pakistan, which various companies in Europe, North America and Australia began selling in the early 21st century.
It is mined at Khewra Salt Mine, the second largest salt mine in the world, located in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab and Pakistan at the foot of the Salt Range, about 300 km from the Himalayas, and 160 km from Islamabad, and 260 km from Lahore.
The salt sometimes occurs in a reddish or pink color, with some crystals having an off-white to transparent color.
Chemical composition of Himalayan salt
Himalayan salt has a similar chemical composition to common table salt. It contains up to 98% sodium chloride and the remaining percentage is covered by trace elements such as potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are also what give it its characteristic pink color.
The presence of trace elements also explains its different taste compared to table salt.
Uses of Himalayan Salt:
Although Himalayan salt is widely known for its use on the table and in cooking, it nevertheless has beneficial properties when used as a lamp as well!!!
Himalayan salt lamps
Large crystal stones, mined in Europe and Asia, are also used as salt lamps.
A salt lamp is a lamp carved from a larger piece of salt crystal, often colored, with an incandescent bulb or candle inside.
The bulbs give off an attractive glow and are suitable for use as night lights or ambient lighting for mood.
Some believe that heating the salt crystals emit negative ions and positive energy waves into the air.
There is, however, no scientific evidence that salt lamps actually give off a measurable amount of negative ions, nor is there any indication that there are any health benefits from the lamps.
- Rich in minerals
Himalayan salt is said to contain up to 84 different trace elements. However, given their small amount in salt and the small amount of salt we use in our daily lives, it is rather unlikely that trace elements lead to a visible improvement in health.
- Less sodium
Although Himalayan salt contains sodium, however, because Himalayan salt crystals are larger in size, we get less sodium per spoonful compared to table salt.
Finally, because it has a more salty taste, we use it in smaller quantities.
- More natural
Table salt is usually quite refined and contains additives to keep the grains from sticking together. In contrast, Himalayan salt is minimally processed and contains no additives.
-Free of ocean pollutants and toxins
Himalayan salt has been pure and clean for millions of years, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that permeate ocean salt.
It matures over the last 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment with zero exposure to toxins and impurities. It is classes higher than traditional iodized salt and is known in the Himalayas as "white gold".
The health benefits
• Controls and regulates water levels in the body fighting fluid retention and swelling
• Regulates blood sugar levels
• Provides stable pH balance in cells, including brain cells
• Revitalizes cells
• Removes toxins
• Fights signs of aging
• Moisturizes the skin
• Normalizes digestion
• Helps to better absorb the nutrients of food inside the intestinal tract.
• Contributes to good vascular health and blood circulation
• Regulates pressure
• Contributes to the healthy functioning of the respiratory system
• Reduces muscle cramps
• Strengthens bones
• Reduces sleep disturbances
• Increases libido
Compared to common, chemically processed salt
• Prevents cellulite
• Reduces the chances of developing rheumatism and arthritis
• Reduces the chances of kidney and gallstones
The Common Iodized Table Salt
Salt is necessary, but it can become dangerous in this form.
Common table salt contains chemicals and even sugar! It consists of chloride