May 23, 2012

Himalayan Salt vs Table Salt. Which is Healthier?

Posted in Diet, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Nutrition at 4:26 PM by lanaholt

Common table salt is empty of nutritional value. After processing, salt is mostly sodium chloride, an unnatural chemical type of salt that our body actually sees as foreign and toxic. It is lacking important minerals that make salt good for us. Commonly sold table salt or chemical table salt is composed of about 97% sodium chloride and 3% chemicals like iodine, absorbents, and sugar. Table salt is also dried at more than 1,200° Fahrenheit and this changes naturally-occurring salt’s structure. Processed salt crystals are completely isolated from one another. In order for our body to metabolize chemical table salt, it must waste a lot of energy trying to keep the body at the necessary fluid balance. This creates an unnecessary burden on the elimination systems in the body. When we ingest table salt, our body cannot dispose of it in a natural, healthy way. Water is also removed from other cells in the system in an attempt to neutralize the unnatural sodium chloride. For each gram of table salt that your system cannot process, your body will use over twenty times the amount of cellular water to neutralize the sodium chloride in the chemically-treated salt. This can lead to water retention, cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, high blood pressure, inflammation of the tissues, as well as kidney and gallbladder stones.

Himalayan crystal salt is far superior to traditional iodized salt which is extremely toxic. Himalayan salt is millions of years old. It is a pure form of salt, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that are common in other forms of ocean salt or sea salt.

Himalayan Crystal Salt contains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. This crystal form of salt has also been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities.

Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb them.

The health benefits of using natural Himalayan Crystal Salt may include:

  • Encouraging blood sugar health
  • Lowering incidence of sinus problems
  • Reducing muscle cramps
  • Increasing bone strength
  • Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns
  • Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
  • Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
  • Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
  • Promoting the increased absorption of food within the intestinal tract
  • Aiding vascular health
  • Supporting healthy respiratory function
  • Creating a healthy libido
  • Reduces chances of developing rheumatism, arthritis and gout, when compared to common chemically-treated salt
  • Reduces chances of developing kidney and gall bladder stones, when compared to common chemically-treated salt

Himalayan crystal salt is becoming more common and is a wonderful alternative to chemical table salt. Add a pinch to your water and cook with it often.

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Resource: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/himalayan-crystal-salt-benefits/

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