The Himalaya mountain range stretches across Asia passing through Nepal, China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and India. Most people associate the Himalayans with the Mount Everest, the highest peak on this planet, but there is something different to think about- salt.
Once upon a time (a couple of millions of years ago) the crystallized sea salt beds, now being deep within the Himalayans, were covered by lava. Aside from being kept it in an unspoilеd environment that has been surroundеd by ice and snow during the whole year, the lava is thought to have protectеd the salt from the modern-day pollution leading to the belief that the Himalayan Pink salt is the purest salt that can be found on Earth. It’s now hand-minеd from the mountains and brought to the culinary market.
Why it’s Pink?
The many hues of pink, white and red are the indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.
Less Sodium Consumed Per Serving
The Himalayan salt is made of the same components as the table salt but as the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt, thus, has LESS sodium per 1/4 teaspoon.
Serving- since the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on one teaspoon than the highly refined tiny table salt grains.
Contains a Hearty 80+ Minerals and Elements
Himalayan salts are mineral packеd crystals that are formеd naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% of other trace minerals including calcium, sulphate, magnesium, bromide, borate, potassium, bicarbonate, fluoride, andstrontium.
Because of these minerals the Himalayan pink salt:
- Increases hydration
- Creates an electrolyte balance
- Regulates water content both inside and outside of cells
- Balancesthe pH (alkaline/acidity) and helps to reduce acid reflux
- Helps in proper metabolism functioning
- Prevents muscle cramping
- Lowers the blood pressure
- Strengthens bones
- Helps the intestines absorb nutrients
- Improves circulation
- Prevents goiters
- Dissolves and eliminates sediment to remove toxins
It’s even said to support libido, reduce the aging signs and detoxify the body from the heavy metals.