You’ve probably heard everything about the Himalayan pink sea salt and its wonderful benefits. This ancient sea salt has an unusual pink color and comes with a host of health benefits which are sure to improve your overall health. The salt is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and offers much more benefits than regular table salt, which is essentially nothing more than sodium since it’s being highly processed.
The Himalayan salt is mined from the Himalayan mountains in the Asian region (Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, India). Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the salt beds in this area were covered with frozen lava, which allowed them to keep the essential nutrients. The lava also protected the salt beds from pollution, which is why the Himalayan pink salt is considered the purest type of salt in the world.
Why is it pink?
The nice pink color has been given to the salt by the variety of trace minerals and the rich iron content. According to studies, the Himalayan salt contains 84 trace minerals, and also contains high iodine and low sodium levels unlike common table salt. The salts nutrients work in synergy, which means that they provide a bigger and better effect than the sum of the individual parts.
Using Himalayan salt regularly in your meals will regulate your electrolyte and fluid balance, keep your blood pressure in check, prevent muscle cramps, boost your metabolism, improve the absorption of nutrients, improve your blood circulation and reinforce your bones as well.
Himalayan pink salt vs. sea salt
Although the Himalayan salt comes from the mountains, it’s still technically a sea salt. All types of salts come from water, be it an ocean, salt-water lake or the sea. However, this particular type of salt is the purest form on Earth. It is also far more beneficial than regular table salt.
The salt we buy in markets is highly processed and stripped down of nutrients, leaving it full of chloride and sodium which can have negative effects on our health. Furthermore, the salt is sprayed with anti-caking agents which prevent it from mixing in water, which means that table salt can’t dissolve in our body properly, leading to a higher level of salt in our tissues that can create big health problems.
The iodine added to common table salt is synthetic unlike the iodine in the Himalayan salt. Due to its synthetic nature, the body can’t process the iodine properly, which leads to even bigger health problems.
Here’s how to use the Himalayan pink sea salt:
The Himalayan salt slabs can be either used as serving platters or cookers. Heat them up (they can withstand an incredible amount of heat), then put your fish fillets, veggies, shrimp, eggs or beef on them and start cooking. The slabs will provide the meat with just enough salt and will give your meals a great flavor.
Himalayan salt lamps have become pretty popular in recent years thanks to their incredible health benefits. Besides looking great, they will purify your air of toxins and chemicals and help you breathe better.
Himalayan detox baths
Add a handful of Himalayan salt to a tub of hot water and soak in the mixture to detoxify your body and provide your muscles with essential minerals. The Himalayan salt detox baths are a unique experience that has therapeutic and healing effects on your body and mind.
Here’s a nice recipe for a brine that will make your pork all the more delicious:
- 3 ounces Himalayan salt
- 3 ounces sugar
- A gallon of water
- A tablespoon of grated lemon peel
Put a pot of water to boil on a stove, then add the sugar, salt and any other spices you’d like to use in and simmer until everything’s dissolved. Now, leave the brine to cool down, then marinate the meat in it for 6 hours. Drain it nicely afterwards, then leave the meat in your fridge for 2 hours more. Afterwards, you can roast, broil or grill the meat – it will have a great flavor unlike anything you’ve tried before!