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Why You Should Change Your Salt and Do it Today!
You’ve probably heard of it, you might have even seen it, but are you aware of the amazing health benefits that come from consuming ancient salt from the Himalayan Mountains?
First, let’s talk about why you should dump that table salt out in the rain. Most of the salt in the world today is being used for industrial compounds and purposes that require pure sodium chloride. The remainder goes to you, the consumer, in your salt shaker. The salt industry has used some pretty ingenious marketing ploys to convince you that their salt is healthy. What they don’t tell you is that regular table salt has some dangerous chemicals added to it such as calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, and fluoride. By the way, aluminum has been linked as a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Even sea salt is not as pure as it used to be. When you consider the toxic oil spills and chemical dumping that goes on in our oceans, it’s easy to see why.
Himalayan salt is absolute pure salt, mined and hand-washed. Your table salt has none of the vital trace minerals that Himalayan salt has. Pink Himalayan salt has spent 250 million years or more under pressure, far away from the impurities on the earth’s surface.
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Himalayan salt is also less of a burden to your body. Table salt is difficult for your body to absorb. Himalayan crystal salt contains a healthy balance that won’t contribute to hypertension the way table salt does. Himalayan crystal salt has many, many benefits. The list is long and impressive, too long to list here, but here is a small sample of the benefits of Himalayan salt:
- It has an unlimited shelf life and needs no silica packs to prevent clumping
- Promotes healthy sleep patterns
- Prevents muscle cramps naturally
- Increases hydration in the body
- Improves circulation
- Detoxifies the body of heavy metals
- Supports vascular health
- Reduces the sign of aging
- Encourages a stable pH balance in your cells
- Lowers blood pressure
- Promotes sinus health
- Supports respiratory health
- Assists in the generation of hydroelectric energy in the cells of your body
- Promotes bone strength
Himalayan salt contains the same 84 trace minerals that you have in your body, including chloride, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. With Himalayan crystal salt, you are actually taking in less sodium than regular table salt because it is less refined. The minerals in crystal salt exist in colloidal form, which means they are so incredibly small that your cells have no problem absorbing and using them.
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Table salt, besides being contaminated with chemicals, has also been processed and stripped of almost all minerals. It’s cleaned with chemicals, bleached, and then heated at extremely high temperatures. This is one reason iodine is added back into table salt. Oh, that iodine is synthetic, also, which is very difficult for your body process. Have you noticed how difficult it is to dissolve salt in water? This is because table salt is treated with anti-caking compounds so it won’t stick together. This also means that the salt doesn’t “stick” well in our bodies, either. In fact, studies show that for each gram of table salt you consume that your body cannot process, you will use need to neutralize the sodium chloride with as much as 20 times the amount of cellular water.
This is why salt has gotten such a bad rap. It’s not the salt; it’s the way it’s refined that is bad for us. Refined table salt is inferior and bad for our health. Not only that, but the amount of salt in processed foods make our salt intake even higher. So it’s not about limiting our salt intake, but consuming more natural forms of salt and more whole, natural foods.
Natural rock salt comes close to being intact, and it does have more nutritional value than plain table salt, but it lacks the pressure that puts the elements in salt into a colloidal form- the form that your body can easily absorb.
Besides food purposes, you should think about taking regular Himalayan salt baths. The healthy minerals in Himalayan salt are formed in the means of ions. Ions will rejuvenate your skin as well as your mind. Also, if you haven’t yet tried a Himalayan salt lamp, you are in for a real treat. Read our article about the benefits of using Himalayan crystal salt lamps for more information.
You should be able to find Himalayan salt in your local grocery store, but if you can’t, it’s readily available at health food stores and online.