15 Incredible Benefits of Himalayan Salt
Written by Alex Mackenzie on 17 August 2017
Using Himalayan salt instead of conventional table salt is a brilliant step to improving your health.
  
Table salt is heavily refined and mixed with anti-caking agents like magnesium carbonate or sodium aluminosilicate. Himalayan salt is less processed and does not contain any additives.

Here are 15 health benefits of the pink stuff:

Inhibits muscle cramps 
Promotes healthy pH balance in your cells, particularly brain cells
Improving bone strength
Promoting better sinus health
Regulating sleep
Assisting in the development of hydroelectric energy cells in your body
Absorbing food particles via your intestinal tract
Regulating blood pressure levels (in conjunction with water)
Aiding the skin in healing damaged muscle and other soft tissues
Boosting blood sugar health
Helping improve digestion and increasing satiety
Purifying air (when used in a salt lamp)
Supporting libido
Aiding as a potent detoxifier when added in water, as it turns to an ionic solution that helps draw out toxins in skin and adipose tissues
Promoting vascular health

My strong advice is to bin your white bleached, additive loaded table salt 
and replace it with the pink stuff!

There are 84 trace minerals in Himalayan salt that all offer various benefits. Here’s a rundown of 5 of them:

 Sodium: The body needs it for various functions, as it helps with contracting and relaxing muscles, prevent dehydration and low blood pressure levels and sending nervous system impulses.

Calcium: It’s shown for its capabilities in protecting heart muscles, building strong bones, gums and teeth, inhibiting the onset of kidney stones, premenstrual depression and obesity, regulating blood pressure levels and promoting a healthy alkaline pH level.

Magnesium: This is a vital component of the body’s biochemical processes. Magnesium also plays a role in promoting proper formation of bones and teeth, relaxing blood vessels, enhancing muscle and nerve function, regulating blood sugar and insulin sensitivity and promoting the making of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or the body’s energy currency.

Iron: It serves in promoting immune system strength and energy production. Iron’s main function, however, lies in haemoglobin production that is an important step in oxygen transportation throughout the body.

Potassium: Himalayan salt contains higher amounts of potassium compared to other natural and unprocessed salts. This helps your body maintain a balanced potassium-to-salt ratio.

According to a study published in the Lancet, while high-salt diets were linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular problems and death in hypertensive populations, low-salt diets were also connected to a higher possibility for cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and stroke and deaths in people with or without hypertension. 
A daily intake of roughly 3,000 milligrams of salt was connected to optimal health. 
It is critical that there’s a balance between the sodium and potassium levels in your body. A 2014 study in the journal Advances in Nutrition concluded that a person’s sodium to potassium ratio was more strongly linked to blood pressure changes than individual levels of sodium and potassium.
Ideally, balancing your sodium to potassium ratio involves increasing intake of potassium-rich foods while consuming moderate amounts of sodium. Examples of foods that are naturally high in potassium but low in sodium are:

  • Orange, Plums, Blackberries, Avocado, Bananas, Red Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Apricots, Raisins
  • Spinach, Broccoli, Cherry Tomatoes, Artichokes, Sweet Potato, Acorn Squash
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Bee pollen
  • White Beans
  • Garlic

Alex Mackenzie

Alex is a Health, Exercise and Wellbeing Specialist from East Sussex, UK.
 
Alex has over 30 years experience coaching busy professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs in wellness strategies to maximise their day and not sabotage their health.

Using in-depth client lifestyle analysis & working with 6 principles with on line coaching programmes.

Alex debunks the mistruths fed by the media and product marketing, that do very little for your health and guarantee an empty bank account.

Mackenzie Wellness uses an holistic approach, implementing strategies to surpass all health expections to feel great, perform with clarity, empowerment and innovation. 


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