Pass me the Salt – The Benefits of Himalayan Salt
Salt has gotten a bad rap over the years but in reality its not salt thats the problem its the processing of salt. The type of salt, the amount and the timing that we ingest it can lead to health problems. Used correctly, salt is an healthy addition to your daily nutrition.
What is Himalayan Sea Salt?
Himalayan salt is millions of years old and pure, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt. It contains the same 84 minerals naturally occurring in the human body . Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.
Why is Himalayan salt different from table salt or regular “sea salt”?
Table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine and absorbents, and sugar. Your body can not get rid of these chemicals with out going through major strain wasting energy to keep a fluid balance. Therefore you end up with problems like cellulite, arthritis, gout, kidney stones, high blood pressure and water retention.
Himalayan Salt is untouched with out any added additives or chemicals. When used in moderation it actually helps with hydration, moderates your PH levels, encourages balanced blood sugar, and helps absorption of food and other minerals.
Why is it pink?
The natural occurring minerals in the salt are what give it the pink color. Regular table salt is white similar to refined sugar or bleached flour, the processing removes all of the minerals and health benefits and turns the product white.
How does Himalayan salt work to help with hydration during /after a long workout ?
Adding a pinch of salt to your 16oz water of a half a teaspoon to a gallon aids in hydration and absorption of water molecules into your blood and into your cells. This can replace sugary drinks like gatorade or vitamin water. Even the sugar-free versions contain a ton of chemicals and ingredients your body can do with out. This is the best natural way to re-hydrate !
**Remember Himalayan Salt is still sodium and must be consumed in moderation.