Salt has been demonised by conventional medicine and the press for decades, but the truth is that it is essential for the health and proper functioning of the whole body. It all comes down to the type of salt that is consumed.
White, refined table salt is made up of sodium and chloride and is heavily processed and bleached. It also often contains sugar, aluminum and other nasty additives. This kind of salt is toxic to the body and actually depletes us of essential minerals and offsets the body’s water balance.
Himalayan Crystal salt is gaining popularity among health conscious consumers and for good reason. It is found in salt caves in the Himalayas which are over 250 years old. It is thought to be the purest form of salt on earth and free of additives and pollutants.
Here are 5 wonderful benefits of Himalayan Crystal salts.
1. Provides 84 minerals and trace elements.
Himalayan crystal salt is a rich source of minerals that the body can easily absorb and process, unlike table salt. It provides 84 minerals and elements which are also found in the human body such as sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, bicarbonate, borate and fluoride, among others. These minerals have not been exposed to toxins and pollutants and their pink colour indicates their rich mineral content.
2. Lower Your Blood Pressure
Using Himalayan salt on your food will actually help to lower your blood pressure. Using this naturally occurring salt instead of processed table salt means that your body will spend less water trying to clear out sodium because these natural minerals are better processed by the body.
3. Clear your sinuses
Using high quality Himalayan crystal salts to clear up your sinuses in a warm saline solution is very effective and does not have side effects. Himalayan salt will kill bacteria in the sinus cavity and it binds to toxins and contaminants. Using a Neti pot filled with warm saline solution will make sinus problems a thing of the past.
4. Soak sore muscles
Soaking in a warm bath with a cup of Himalayan salt is a great way to detoxify, relax and soothe the body and mind. The minerals in this salt are quickly absorbed into the blood stream and this method often provides better abruption than taking minerals internally. It helps to soothe sore muscles, heal damaged tissue and strengthens the skin.
5. Purify Air
Himalayan Crustal salt is often used to detoxify and cleanse the air in homes and offices. Chunks of this salt are made into lamps which pull moisture from the air. The salt tramps the pollutants and toxins and then the water is evaporated back into the air without any toxins. This is an effective way to reduce allergies and the spread of germs while also making your environment decorative.