Salt has played a crucial role in ancestral food preparation for centuries. Yet, in the last years, salt has been viewed as a villain as it’s been associated with hypertension and heart disease.
The idea that a diet low on salt is better for us began about 200 years ago and was based on flawed science.
However, it’s important to know that most people get the majority of their sodium from commercially available table salt and not from natural unprocessed salt. Table salt is mostly sodium chloride and heavily processed.
Your Common Table and Cooking Salt in Your Grocery Store Has Been ‘Chemically Cleaned’
Table salt chemical formula is sodium chloride, a chemical compound with the formula NaCl.
What remains after regular salt is “chemically cleaned” is sodium chloride which is an unnatural chemical form of salt. This form of salt is in almost every preserved food out there.
This is important as over 90% of the money that people spend on food is for processed food.
The Importance of Sodium-Potassium Ratio
Studies show that a reduced-sodium diet can cause many health issues. In one study, subjects consuming less than 2300 mg. (the recommended daily allowance) of sodium per day had a significantly higher risk of death than the subjects consuming 2300 mg. or more sodium per day.
Why Himalayan Salt
Himalayan pink salt contains over 80 minerals and trace elements, making it the most beneficial salt you can use. It’s not only lower in sodium, it’s much higher in potassium compared to other sea salt.In addition to being a clean, unprocessed food, Himalayan salt also can regulate sleep, support libido, and promote vascular health.What your body needs is natural, unprocessed salt, without added chemicals.
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Additional health benefits of Himalayan salt
Balances pH levels
Stabilizes blood sugar levels
Helps with sinuses
Improves the absorption of nutrients from foods
Promoting kidney and gallbladder health
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I like the Himalayan salt but it doesn’t contain iodine like the regular salt as u know iodine is a main source for thyroid.
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Hi Rona! You are right himalayan salt barely has any iodine but no salt has it in it’s natural state either. Iodine is usually added to the salt. So I would just use good unprocessed sea salt with added iodine .
Start taking kelp tablets daily, that is what I do, it is a NATURAL source of IODINE!
Salt is a very important mineral. Without salt, the water we drink doesn’t absorb efficiently. Salt makes one thirsty, and if the salt contains the proper minerals, it absorbs into ones vital parts – especially arteries and blood vessels – and allows them to flex again when needed. But the table salt, as you mentioned, is totally adulterated and does more harm than good. I buy the mineralized salt with also selenium added from the livestock feed store, in granular form. I used it for 6 months, while not using the table salt, and my blood pressure dropped significantly.