Himalayan pink salt is very different from common table salt, which consists essentially of sodium chloride. Himalayan salt is pure, very ancient, free of toxins and pollutants that can contaminate the types of salt that come from seas and ocean.
The benefits of Himalayan pink salt and its therapeutic properties for water retention and hypertension
Himalayan pink salt is also known as “white gold”. It is indeed a truly valuable resource. It is very rich in mineral salts, which instead are completely absent in kitchen salt, among which we find above all iron. The characteristic pink color is due both to the high presence of this mineral, and to the fact that this special variety of salt is not subjected to any whitening treatment. For this reason it can have different shades of pink or reddish and can be in the grain color very inhomogeneous.
In fact, the pink salt is not refined and is not treated with any chemical process, it is uncontaminated: when it is extracted, it is pure just like when it was deposited in the soil thousands of years before: it is extracted, selected, washed in a saturated solution to remove dust and any residues, ground and packaged ..
Our intestines absorb it less, which is good, and its taste tends to enhance the taste of food without covering it.
It is the only one that combines 84 sodium chloride with sodium chloride, all we need, in the right proportions.
It exists in both large and fine grains, so let’s use it on every dish: from boiling water to pasta to salad …
But it also exists in much larger pieces, mainly used for aesthetics, and in special containers to attract excess moisture and, last but not least, it is also sold in the form of a lamp, pillows of grains.
First of all, the use of pink Himalayan salt, replacing the common table salt, limits the risk of water retention and hypertension , since its sodium chloride content is definitely reduced. There are also numerous benefits that can derive from the alimentary use of the pink salt of the Himalayas:
- Control of water levels in the body and their regulation in order to guarantee their correct functioning.
- Promote a stable pH balance at the cell level, including the brain.
- Help reduce common signs of aging.
- Promote an improvement in the absorption capacity of the nutrients present in the food along the intestine.
- Support breathing and circulation.
- Reduce cramps.
- Increase bone strength.
- Promote kidney health over the use of common table salt.
- Promote better and regular sleep.
- The pink salt,not being refined, that is to say not chemically treated in any way, has no added anti-caking agents or other chemical components.
Not only in the kitchen …
Pink salt is not just a seasoning. Indeed, there are some interesting alternative uses of Himalayan pink salt that go outside the food sector: the preparation of a scrub for the skin, for example, or its use for a hot bath and for the reduction of joint pains. the realization of a saline solution suitable to disinfect the oral cavity in case of sore throat and cold.
Water in fact has the ability to reach even the most difficult points and the salt is disinfectant and healing. This is why it is very important to always have a vase, possibly in glass, with salt inside and good quality water.
Unfortunately, the pink salt of the Himalayas is certainly not a product with zero kilometers. The extraction areas are very far from us. It is in fact the natural salt mines that are found on the Himalayan range and that were formed thanks to a process that lasted a good 250 million years.
Consequently, let’s not be scared if the cost is higher than normal table salt, but let’s consider that it is GOOD, being more tasty, it lasts much longer because very little is enough to give each plate that extra touch of taste.
Salt and heat
The combination of these two elements, pink salt and heat, give life to some very important reactions that can help us concretely to maintain our well-being daily.
In simple words, there are negative ions and positive ions in the air that are responsible for the electrostatic charge of an environment. If the two are in balance with each other, we feel good and breathe well. But if one of the two charges takes over, the situation becomes unbalanced and various problems can arise such as irritability, drowsiness, headache.
Common equipment such as appliances, TVs, radios, computers when they are running emit many positive ions, who is not surrounded by them on a daily basis?
While the salt lamps lit and heated by the bulb inside them emit negative ions that compensate for the electrostaticity of the air. In addition to this very useful function, the color of pink salt gives a very pleasant amber light, very relaxing and enveloping.
Cushions of salt
They are real cushions of different sizes and shapes, filled exclusively with pink Himalayan salt and coated on the outside usually with soft cotton sponge. They can be used at room temperature or cold, but they unleash their maximum potential when used hot: in case of blows, stretching, cramps, neck pain, back pain, etc.
They are very useful for the dry heat they give off, which quickly dissolves the pain and leaves a feeling of well-being for a long time due to the hygroscopic capacity (ie to attract the water to itself). Moreover, the salt retains heat for a long time, so you will have all the time necessary to treat the affected area.The therapeutic effect of salt has been recognized for centuries, exploiting the healthy air inside the salt caves for asthma, lung weaknesses and dermatological diseases, balancing the energy deficits of the environment and the organism.