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health benefits of pink himalayan salt

by healthybitchdaily

Rub a little salt in our wounds.

Go ahead. We dare you. Just make sure it’s pink.

Packed tightly in a glass jar that looks like it belongs more in the tub than on your kitchen counter, Himalayan Pink Salt isn’t just another pretty taste. It’s the very thing that will finally get you to dump the table salt.

Getting its pink hue from a handful of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, the gourmet pink sea salt comes in fine, small, medium, coarse and extra coarse grains that complement your grilling, cooking, roasting or seasoning pleasures.

And, boy, is it old. Straight from the great altitudes of the world’s highest peaks, the Himalayan mountains, the 250-million-year-old Himalayan pink salt has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for a handful of health issues. Packed with 84 trace elements, a little pinch in your dish can help stimulate circulation, lower blood pressure and remove toxins like heavy metals from the body.

The Sea Salt Myth

The term “sea salt” basically means jack nowadays. Why? Because processed salt can be called sea salt, even if it’s completely lacking all the yummy sea minerals it had in its natural state.

So how do you tell if your salt is up to par? Look for color.

“White salt is just like white sugar: It’s missing the key supporting minerals and nutrients your body needs,” writes Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com. ”Full-spectrum salt always has a non-white color. Celtic Sea Salt, for example (which is really good salt) has a brownish sandy color.”

Raise Your Vibration

Another reason to season your eats with Himalayan salt? It’s created in an environment that has no exposure to toxins and impurities – which means your body isn’t soaking up the energetic crap stored in traditional iodized salt.

“Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy,” reports the Global Healing Center of Natural Health and Organic Living.  ”Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.”

If the pink doesn’t do it for you, check out Hawaiian, Peruvian, Bolivian and other varieties, all made from the highest quality harvested salts.

And for you heavy bathers, yes, it can also be used as a bath salt, scrub or exfoliator. Just don’t scratch the crap out of your skin – it’s chunkier than the stuff you’re probably used to.

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