Lets Rock With Himalayan Salt!
What is the deal with this pink punk? Strutting his stuff all the way from Northern Pakistan and taking over from the regular white table salt! It is a striking pink colour and looks ace but what are the benefits compared to our regular salt (apart from looking cool)?
Himalayan salt, also known as rock salt, pink salt or crystal salt is unrefined, millions of years old and untouched. It has natural presence of trace minerals such as zinc, potassium, magnesium and iodine and it is free of toxins and impurities unlike the standard table salt which has taken prime position for so long. Standard white table salt which is refined, can contain toxins and pollutants and as it is processed it does not contain trace minerals which provide awesome benefits for our body.
As a natural salt, Himalayan salt is rich in sodium, an element our body needs in order to function properly. It helps our nerves to transmit information and helps our muscles to contract. Sodium is great for regulating water content in our body, helping us to maintain good blood sugar and assisting with the PH balance of our cells.
Himalayan salt can be more expensive, but hold tight before that puts you off. From experience I can tell you that I purchased a 400g tub about 6 months ago and it is still going strong! Just like the Himalayas, health can be compared to a mountain. Take one step at a time and make small changes to improve your overall health, building new habits along the way. It is a journey, like climbing Everest, every step adds up until you reach your chosen destination. Start by making a small change from white refined table salt to this new kid on the block and his cool pink crystals and take your first step towards Everest base camp!