It is no secret that one of the most basic requirements for sustained living is food and that one of the most essential ingredients for food is Salt, or what we commonly use and refer to as the Table or Common Salt. However, the point to note is that this extremely widely used and necessary food element has today reached a stage that it can even become a slow poison for anybody consuming it excessively.
The commonly purchased iodised salt comes with its share of added synthetic chemicals. Table salt is created by heating natural salt which destroys most of the naturally occurring elements of the salt. The natural forms of important iodine are also lost in this process, due to which, some salt industries began to add synthetic forms of iodine to their products. This can lead to High Blood Pressure, worsening of diabetes, gout, etc., and can even cause major nervous system disorders. Moreover, many table salts also undergo a bleaching process and contain aluminium derivatives.
In such a threatening situation, the Himalayan pink salt comes as a much-needed alternative. It is a more balanced and healthy choice when compared to common salt. Pink Himalayan Salt is referred to as Pink Salt, Himalayan sea salt, rock salt, and Himalayan crystal salt. It is estimated that this salt is as old as the age of Earth’s creation and is composed of the dried remnants of the original sea. This salt can be pink, white or red in colour.
Pink Himalayan Salt has a lot of health and other benefits –
Balances body pH
Pink Himalayan Salt contains other electrolytes (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Chloride) and has a direct effect on the pH of the blood. Pink salt is used to prepare ‘sole’- a brine solution of water fully saturated with unrefined salt. Sole regulates hydration and helps in balancing the pH as most people lean towards acidity (lower pH).
Improves respiratory problems
Pink salt is used in ‘halo-therapy’. There are ‘Himalayan Salt Caves’ which people can visit to improve their respiratory system, loosen excessive mucus and remove pathogens in the air. It also helps in decreasing Immune system oversensitivity.
Nutrients in HPS can actually increase the ability of our gastrointestinal tract to absorb other nutrients. Better digestion means less hunger which is good news for those wanting to lose weight. Daily use of ‘sole’ is believed to stimulate the peristalsis of the digestive organs, balance the stomach acid and support the production of digestive fluids in the liver and pancreas.
Pink Salt is used to create lamps that purify the air. This lamp finds extensive use nowadays in offices and houses. The lamp is just a block of pure Himalayan salt which attracts water vapour to it as well as air pollutants. The water vapour evaporates but the dust remains in the salt and does not enter the body of humans.
Better sleep inducer
More minerals lead to a night of healthier and more comfortable sleep. Hence, Pink salt becomes a natural sleep aid. In fact, low sodium can cause restless sleep.
Pink Salt can be added to bathwater. It adds much-needed nutrients and acts as a powerful detoxifier. It helps to draw the toxins out of the skin and adipose tissues. A bath in Pink Saltwater is also great to relax cramped muscles.
Salt infused water infuses the skin and body with minerals. Being very rich in minerals that our body needs, Himalayan Pink Salt naturally becomes the best option.
Pink Salt also has other benefits such as a healthy blood sugar level, reduced cramps, aiding vascular health, improving bone strength, fostering a healthy libido, etc.