Salt is a crucial nutrient and our bodies need it for proper transportation of nutrients in and out of our cells, exchanging ions and regulating blood pressure. You have to know that there are different types of salt. For example, table salt only contains chloride and sodium, and they do not have a positive effect in our body like the unrefined, pure salt.

The most complete and nutritious salts these days is the Himalayan salt. It is salt which is formed million years ago and it contains different trace minerals and macrominerals, which is why it is pink.

Why you should love Himalayan salt

It is rich in minerals – It has dense mineral concentration. One spectral analysis made by The Meadow, says that Himalayan salt has 84 minerals, elements and electrolytes, an amazing number considering the fact that science only knows 118 elements. Because of this, you should add Himalayan salt to your diet and this will help you to rectify virtually any mineral deficiency that you might have. Himalayan salt has magnesium, iodine, calcium, zinc and iron – which are the 5 minerals that people in the United States are most deficient in. Iodine deficiencies, for which the ongoing soil erosion is responsible for, are a serious problem and the reason is because iodine is very important for proper control on the thyroid gland. By using more Himalayan salt in your diet, you won’t have to worry about iodine deficiency.

Sodium content – it is not a surprise that sodium is one of the minerals that are present the most in Himalayan salt. Even though sodium has a bad reputation because it is connected to processed foods, you should know that unprocessed, real sodium is important for our body. The reason is because it can regulate blood volume and high blood pressure, and it can also control heart functions, muscle contractions and nerve transmissions.

It is recommended to take 1,500-2,300 milligrams of sodium for women and men between the ages of 9-50. There is 400 mg of sodium in 1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt.

Detoxification – Himalayan salt is consumed through food, and it can help with external detoxification. You can do this by getting Himalayan salt that you can bathe in and its minerals and negative ions can easily penetrate into the skin, which will produce detoxifying and cleansing effect and this will leave the mind and skin invigorated and rejuvenated for hours after. Additionally Himalayan salt can have a positive effect over the air. You might know this from the different salt lamps that are made with Himalayan salt and not with sea salt or table salt. It has negative ions and they bind themselves with the positive ions in the air, which results in neutralization and elimination of the different pollutants.

Advice for purchasing

You can buy Himalayan salt in different health food stores or you can buy it online. In most cases it is sold as coarse or fine grains. It is recommended to buy fine-grained Himalayan salt, because the small, unobtrusive crystals are much easier to be included in the meals. When buying it remember to look for pink color as it means it contains a lot of minerals.