WHAT HIMALAYAN PINK SALT IS?
“Himalayan Pink Salt is a natural, coarse-grained salt containing a high concentration of minerals. The pink coloring of this salt is derived from the mineral components held within each crystal. Harvested from ancient sea beds within the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, this salt provides a seasoning that is rich with over 60 different minerals including the key nutrients of calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and iron.”
“is a pure, hand-minedsalt that is derived from ancient sea saltdeposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available. The high mineral crystals range in color from sheer white, varying shades of pink, to deep reds, the result of high mineral and iron content.”
“Himalayan Pink salt is one of the purest salts available for culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This luxurious and delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals
which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink.
Himalayan Pink salt is a pure, hand-mined salt that is derived from ancient sea salt deposits, and it is believed to be the purest form of salt available.”
HIMALAYAN PINK SALT GET FROM
Himalayan salt is rock salt or halite from a mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan, which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is mined in the Khewra Salt Mine, located in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab region, Pakistan
The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.
HIMALAYAN PIN SALT RICH IN IODINE
Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in.
Less sodium consumed per serving- Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.
HOW HIMALAYAN PINK SALT EXTRACTED FORM MINES
Himalayan Pink salt is still extracted from mines by hand, according to long-standing tradition, and without the use of any mechanical devices or explosion techniques. After being hand-selected, the salt is then hand-crushed, hand-washed, and dried in the sun. It should be noted that most of the commercial supply on the market today is coming from the mountainous region of Pakistan. It is recommended that this salt be stored in an air tight, covered container in a cool, dry place.
MINERALS AND ELEMENTS IN HIMALAYAN PINK SALT
Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements- Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity)
Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:
Create an electrolyte balance
Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
Prevent muscle cramping
Aid in proper metabolism functioning
Lower blood pressure
Help the intestines absorb nutrients
Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins
It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
PINK SALT VS. SEA SALT
Even though pink salts come from the mountains, they are technically sea salts as well. All salt comes from a salted body of water—namely, an ocean or salt-water lake. However, Himalayan salt is said to be the purest form of sea salt.
WHY TABLE SALT IS INFERIOR
Commercial refined salt is not only stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures.
In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container. These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up and then deposit in organs and tissue, causing severe health problems.
Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is usually synthetic which is difficult for your body to process properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.
THE MANY USES OF PINK SALT
HIMALAYAN PINK SALT COOKING SLABS
Cooking and curing– use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other salt.
Salt Slabs– used as serving platters, the slabs will impart an enhanced salt taste and mineral content. Chilled: decorate with fruits, sushi, vegetables or cheese. Frozen: present cold desserts and even sorbets. Heated: use the slabs to sear vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or thinly sliced beef or even to fry an egg. The dense salt blocks conduct heat beautifully with near perfect heat distribution.
(Best of all, Himalayan salt is naturally anti-microbial, so clean up requires just a quick scrub or rinse.)
HIMALAYAN PINK BATH PRODUCTS
throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath. The replenishing nutrients stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. Naturally rich in 80+ nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, bathing with pink bath salt is a healing and therapeutic experience for mind and body.
HIMALAYAN PINK SALT LAMP
How do Himalayan salt lamps work?
Salt is hygroscopic, so the lamps attract water molecules from the air; this means the lamps trap dirt, pollen, and smoke particles which are carried in water vapor.
Once these airborne contaminants have been locked in the salt, clean water is re-released and thus it has a purifying effect on the air. Theoretically that is.
Scientists know that salt does absorb water from the air but that it quickly reaches an equilibrium state (it doesn’t take up anymore water because it is saturated). This is the same for silica packets. Both can be revitalized by drying, which a burning and warming lamp does. So there is merit to this claim.
What’s more is that the heat from the bulb inside that warms up the lamp releases negative ions. And there are the health-boosting effects of salt itself too.
Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp Health Benefits:
Studies and Expert Opinions
1. Neutralizing electromagnetic radiation
2. Purifying the air
3. Reduce asthma and allergy symptoms
4. Improve breathing
5. Increase energy levels
6. Help you sleep better
7. Here’s how negative ions improve mood
8. Reduce stress and increase performance
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