Thanks to a sneaky food industry who repeatedly fail to provide us with chemical-free food, we are forced to play detective to ensure what we are consuming is good for us if we are determined to look after our health.
You may be unaware that white refined table salt is toxic and harmful to the body. It is heavily processed, flash-dried at extreme temperatures and put through a refining process, which turns the salt purple! As consumers are unlikely to buy purple salt, it is then chemically bleached and many other things added which include glucose, talcum and aluminum silicate, which act as poisons to the body. Unsurprisingly, the salt that remains is completely devoid of all nutrients and minerals. Consequently, the body is robbed of nutrients and causes it to retain fluid and become acidic.
Salt has been demonised over the years but the truth is, it’s a necessity for the body – without it, the heart, muscles and brain simply can’t function. Salt is most definitely not the enemy but the type of salt you are consuming is.
The problem with ‘conventional’ salt
Processed table salt is devoid of the 80+ minerals found naturally in unrefined sea salt. It is also missing iodine, which is naturally occurring in the sea salt and ocean but by the time it’s processed, bleached and on your kitchen table, it’s long gone. And that’s a problem because the body needs it and can experience problems without it. According to NaturalNews.com “Iodine deficiency is the No. 1 most preventable cause of mental retardation.”
What salt should I eat instead?
Himalayan Pink salt which is an unrefined, unprocessed salt that contains 84 minerals and trace elements, which the body can easily absorb. It is hand mined from salt caves that were formed 250 million years ago as ocean salt settled in certain geologic pockets around the earth and is considered to be the highest, purest grade salt on earth, free of impurities and pollutants.
Benefits of Pink Himalayan Salt
- It is the cleanest, purest and most mineral dense version available offering 84 minerals and other bio compounds beneficial to the body. (1)
- It has been proven to lower blood pressure and improve circulation at the same time.
- Thanks to its ability to improve circulation by stimulating lymph flow, it can improve the condition of arteries, therefore lessening the chances of developing varicose veins.
- It can improve respiratory conditions and clear up sinus problems when dissolved in hot water and consumed.
- It can be used to effectively detoxify the body when added to water. Taking a pink salt bath can help reduce inflammation and improve conditions such as psoriasis as well as help relax the body and mind. (approximately 2 pounds of pink bath salts (usually finely ground) in one bath should do) IMPORTANT: Due to its detoxifying effect, salt baths are not advisable for those with heart conditions, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Himalayan pink salt can be bought from decent health food shops and online here: