The Simple Shift With A BIG Impact On Your Health

Mother's Day is almost here, and everyone is bombarded with pink. Even if you are not thinking pink, it’s still everywhere you go. The one place it should be though is in your kitchen. What is it? Himalayan crystal sea salt, which is known for its pink hue!

Himalayan salt is from the Himalayan mountains, and can range in color from sheer white to varying shades of pink and even deep reds. So don't think that a salt labeled Himalayan salt that isn't pink is labeled wrong! Biophysical research on this pink salt has identified crystals that contain all 84 essential minerals required to sustain human life. Himalayan crystal sea salt is by far the purest salt available on earth and is absolutely uncontaminated with any toxins or pollutants. Because is all natural, chemical-free, and unrefined Himalayan salt is a wonderful alternative to traditional table salt.

What makes Himalayan crystal sea salt so much better for you than common table salt?
First of all, table salt is dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit; this excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt, unlike sea salt, which is not. Himalayan crystal sea salt naturally contains all 84 essential minerals, while table salt is only composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents and iodine. Why is this a problem? For every gram of sodium chloride that your body cannot get rid of, your body uses 23 times the amount of cell water to neutralize the salt. Eating common table salt causes excess fluid in your body tissue, which can contribute to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney and gall bladder stones, and it can even contribute to cellulite. Yes, seriously.

When you consider that the average person consumes 4,000 to 6,000 mg of sodium chloride each day, and heavy users can ingest as much as 10,000 mg in a day, it is clear that this is a serious and common issue.

Because Himalayan salt is all natural, contains 84 essential minerals, and has no additives, it can help alleviate the symptoms of a variety of conditions. These include:

  • Regulating the water content throughout your body
  • Promoting a healthy pH balance in your cells (even brain cells!)
  • Promoting blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging
  • Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
  • Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract
  • Supporting respiratory health
  • Promoting sinus health
  • Prevention of muscle cramps
  • Promoting bone strength
  • Regulating your sleep -- it naturally promotes sleep
  • Supporting your libido
  • Promoting vascular health

Not only is Himalayan Crystal Salt far healthier for your body than commercial salt, its taste is unforgettable. Once you try Himalayan salt, I can promise you that you'll never want to use commercial salt again – I know I don't.

You can find Himalayan crystal sea salt in health stores and even in most major supermarkets now, however, I often find it is cheaper to order high quality Himalayan sea salt online from a resource such as Vitacost, Amazon, or iHerb. With a little checking, you can keep price and availability from limiting your ability to make this important shift, especially by waiting for a coupon from Vitacost, which issues them frequently when you sign up for its mailing list. 

Some good brands we love using are: 

Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD, LDN

Jennifer Klotz, MS, RD, LDN