There was a time we didn’t want to touch salt, but in recent years we have seen the rise of Himalayan Pink Salt, but why has this trendy over priced table condiment become so popular and can it really benefit our health?
Himalayan salt comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan which rises from the Indo Genetic plain. Three hundred million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the area that would become the Himalayan mountain range. The salt of that unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations that now yield the purest salt on earth and the most beneficial salt available. Mined from the Khewra Salt Mine Pakistan’s oldest salt mine and the second largest in the world. The impurities in the salt give it a pink / reddish colour indicating the salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.
Around 95% of Himalayan Pink salt is made up of sodium chloride, it also contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and traces of boron, fluoride, iodine, zinc, selenium and copper, all of which are necessary for bodily health
Himalayan Pink Salt is incredibly beneficial, supplying your body with an array of necessary trace elements in their mineral form, some of the benefits include:
Lower Blood Pressure
Prevent Muscle Cramping
Aid nutrient absorption in the intestine
There are many ways you can introduce Himalayan salt into your life. The simplest one would be to replace your table salt with Himalayan pink salt. Try adding a pinch into your juice or smoothie to add flavour and get an extra boost of minerals. Start the day off with a detoxifying Sole Himalayan Infusion, CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
The salts can be used for bathing either as a bath salt or as a scrub to aid detoxification, ease achy muscle and rejuvenate.
If your practice the yogic cleansing technique Neti replace the sea salt mix with Himalayan salt to ease nasal congestion and reduce or eliminate seasonal allergies.
Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps are believed to create negatively charged ions in the air. Negative ions filter the air by binding Positive ions which cause bacteria, molds and allergens. People using salt lamps report improvement in their physical and mental well-being.
Himalayan Pink Salt Products we love
Mauli's Himalayan pink salts
£44.00 from www.spacenk.com
Multi-layered blend combines the unique vibrational energy of Himalayan pink salts, infused with 13 exquisite therapeutic oils, laced with soothing powdered rose quartz crystals to bring a sense of wellbeing, clarity and calm in an overly stimulated world.
PLENISH LONGLIFE ALMOND M*LK
With just three simple ingredients and no additives, preservatives or sweeteners, plenishing almond m*lk is bursting with organic goodness from the plant kingdom. The high nut content, is full of nutrients. It's a natural source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant (that means it protects your precious cells from oxidative stress) and protein, to maintain healthy muscles and bones. When you replace saturated fats for heart-healthy mono saturated fats found in this almond m*lk, you can reduce blood cholesterol levels.
PRO FUSION HIMALAYAN ROSE PINK SALT
From £4.19 Available at Waitrose
Suitable for cooking and therapeutic purposes. For seasoning foods, salt baths, drinking sole and more
Mineral rich crystal salt from the foothills of the Himalayas. Profusion Rose Pink crystal salt is unrefined and without additives. Available in fine, coarse and crystal salt coarse mill.