5 Ways Himalayan Salt Improves Your Health
Jan 6th 2019 by Viva Doria Admin
If you’ve been confused by the "Is salt good for you?" conversation, you’re not alone. The truth is that your body needs sodium to function — and any negative publicity that salt has gotten comes from studies using iodized or table salt, which is processed with bleach and chemicals like ammonia, aluminum, and other harmful ingredients that you don’t want in your body or on your skin.
Not only does Himalayan salt have the sodium we need, but it also contains dozens of body-balancing trace minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Plus it’s sourced from pure salt mines in the depths of the Himalayas and never processed.
But how does Himalayan salt improve your health?
Whether you use it to season your food, add vital nutrients to your water, or create a DIY body scrub, you can start experiencing the benefits of Himalayan salt right away.
#1 Helps you sleep better.
If you’ve been following a low-sodium diet, you might have trouble falling and staying asleep. Here’s why. Your nervous system needs a substantial amount of salt and trace minerals to reach the right state of relaxation. And Himalayan salt has that perfect blend.
#2 Detoxifies skin.
Your skin will thank you for using Himalayan salt as a scrub or for soaking. The minerals pull toxins from the body and balance your skin’s pH, reducing irritation, redness, and acne. When used as a scrub, it also acts as a natural exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells. Make your own by combining 8 tablespoons of Himalayan salt, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and a few drops of your favorite essential oils.
#3 Clears sinuses.
Got allergies or battling a cold? Get out your Neti Pot and make a solution of 1 teaspoon of Himalayan salt and 2 cups of warm water. Himalayan salt also has strong anti-bacterial properties that can clear out congestion and help you breathe easier.
#4 Keeps you hydrated.
Himalayan salt contains all of the minerals needed to balance your electrolytes and help you stay hydrated on a cellular level — more so than any sports drinks on the market. Make your own electrolyte drink by combining coconut water and a pinch of Himalayan salt.
#5 Combats chronic stress.
Your adrenal glands are in charge of helping you cope with stress and they rely on certain nutrients to do their job. But when we’re overly stressed, sodium and potassium are the first to go. Adding Himalayan salt to your diet gives you the resources to manage stress and keep energy levels high.
These are just a few of the benefits of Himalayan salt, so if you’re looking for easy ways to improve your health, don’t be afraid to pass the salt. As long as it’s 100% pure Himalayan salt.< View all posts