What’s The Hype: Himalayan Salt
Have you guys been hearing about the Himalayan Salt craze that has been going on lately? Well if not, basically, people are switching from their normal white table salt, to a pink-tinted salt that comes from Himalaya. Let’s get into some of the differences and see what we think. Is Himalayan salt something we should all be using, or is it is just another way for someone to make a buck off of gullible people?
The white salt that most of us use in our meals, we are going to call Table Salt. Table Salt is a man-made product, which is made from evaporating a brine in pressure vessels. It isn’t really real, and actually goes by the name sodium-chloride (NaCI). Some people have found this information out, and prefer to only buy & use Sea Salt, which is pretty much exactly that, Salt from the Sea. Now, the new problem with that salt is that our oceans are becoming more and more polluted with who knows what, possibly tainting our primary, beloved food seasoning. That leaves us with one last option – natural, mined salt.
Himalayan salt actually has a lot of benefits for our bodies.
Some of those benefits are – a healthy metabolism, support of thyroid function, balance of hormones, and the sustenance of our adrenal functions. But wait, there’s more! It can balance our pH levels, reduce muscle cramps, balance blood sugar, and the list goes on. Just by looking into Himalayan salt in general, you will find all kinds of great reasons to make the transfer. Not only is this pink salt actually good for us, but the white table salt we are used to is actually bad for us! The white salts have tons of chemicals added to them, and during their manufacturing process, actually lose many of their 80+ original minerals. Since Himalayan salts are naturally mined, instead of manufactured, they keep hold of their 84+ minerals, which are why we get so many benefits out of it.
If you are interested, but maybe you don’t eat much salt, there are other benefits that Himalayan salt can provide, like: Salt Lamps for air purification, Salt Neti-Pots for clearing sinus issues, Himalayan Salt Baths for detoxification, an actual Himalayan Salt Detoxer for, well, detoxing, and many more.
No matter which way you go, it is best to throw out the plain, old, under-mineralized table salt and jump on the Himalayan train. It seems as though the craze was right this time, Himalayan Salt IS much better than regular table salt.
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Kim Shapira MS, RD