12 INCREDIBLE Things That Happen When You Swap Table Salt for Himalayan Sea Salt
Co-Written by Certified Fitlife Writer, Amanda Ennett
Imagine everyone sitting down for a big family feast. The best china set gently upon silk cloth, crystals brimming with fresh apple-cinnamon-ginger juice. An array of baked, steamed and sautéed vegetables decorate the table. Suddenly Grandma reaches for the salt, startled she rears back and exclaims, “Why is the salt PINK?!”
Oh Grandma, “Its Himalayan salt, and it’s wonderful!”
The Himalayan mountain range stretches across Asia passing through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Most people associate the Himalayans with Mount Everest, the highest peak on this planet, but here is something new to think about- salt.
Once upon a time (a couple of hundreds of millions of years ago) crystallized sea salt beds, now deep within the Himalayans, were covered by lava. Aside from being kept it in a pristine environment that has been surrounded by snow and ice year round, the lava is thought to have protected the salt from modern-day pollution leading to the belief that Himalayan Pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth. It is now hand-mined from the mountains and brought to the culinary market.
The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.
Okay, no, there’s no green in it – but our Organifi Green Juice has a large number of shared benefits as the Himalayan Sea Salt and we’ll talk about those in a little bit, but let’s look at all the benefits now of this rich and nutrient-packed sea salt…
Benefits of Himalayan Sea Salt
In the same manner that vitamins and minerals are perfectly packaged in fruits and vegetables, because this salt was formed naturally the minerals within the sodium work in synergy.
(Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.)
Iodine – Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in.
Less sodium consumed per serving – Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.
Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements – Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).
Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:
- Create an electrolyte balance
- Increases hydration
- Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
- Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
- Prevent muscle cramping
- Aid in proper metabolism functioning
- Strengthen bones
- Lower blood pressure
- Help the intestines absorb nutrients
- Prevent goiters
- Improve circulation
- Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins
It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
We’ve taken notes and shared some of these incredible benefits into our Green Juice…
We are committed to providing the best quality products loaded with benefits to the world… if adding salt to green juice tasted better, we definitely would’ve added in some Himalayan Sea Salt magic! But alas, we didn’t want to go there. So instead, we brought about the same incredible benefits as Himalayan Sea Salt PLUS, some additional healing properties to support a healthy mind and body.
The star of the show being Ashwagandha, an incredible adaptogenic herb that helps alleviate stress, increases your supply of antioxidants (these are the important do-gooders that FIGHT free radicals, which if left to run rampant, have been shown to cause disease!) and support a healthy immune system. Some studies also show it may be beneficial in the protection against brain and nervous system damage due to its ability to halt degeneration in these areas. How cool is that?! Plus, it’s an amazing anti-inflammatory rockstar!
Some people in our awesome community have also reported better sleep, more balanced hormones, weight loss, decreased cravings, improved pH balance (acid vs. alkaline), better absorption of critical nutrients, better mood, higher libido and the list goes on!
By the way, if you’ve not yet tried our Green Juice yet, you can try it for FREE here: Try Organifi Green Juice for free, just cover shipping.
We’ve gotten a lot of additional questions about the Salts, mainly:
Pink Salt vs. Sea Salt – What’s the difference?
Even though pink salts come from the mountains, they are technically sea salts as well. All salt comes from a salted body of water—namely, an ocean or salt-water lake. However, Himalayan salt is said to be the purest form of sea salt.
Why Table Salt is Inferior
Commercial refined salt is not only stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures.
In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container. These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up and then deposit in organs and tissue, causing severe health problems.
Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is usually synthetic which is difficult for your body to process properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.
How Can We Really Live “Clean”?
As a society, we are bombarded with toxins daily – no matter how “clean” we are living. It’s unfortunate, but armed with this knowledge, we can make better decisions. THAT is powerful. YOU are powerful.
Drew loves his Himalayan Sea Salt daily for the reasons I listed above. But he equally LOVES his Green Juice daily, just used a little differently. You won’t see him taking a detox bath with Organifi Green Juice (well, I take that back… you might 🙂 ) – but the powers of both, this beautiful pink salt and this vibrant green juice, are far too incredible to ignore. Which is why we recommend BOTH daily. Quality pink salt and green juice have the potential to create massive change when paired with a healthy lifestyle and are amazing first steps towards your very own lifestyle upgrade plan!
If you haven’t tried our Organifi Green Juice, then why not try it for FREE here: Special offer to try for FREE
The Many Uses of Pink Salt
Cooking and curing– use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other salt.
Salt Slabs– used as serving platters, the slabs will impart an enhanced salt taste and mineral content. Chilled: decorate with fruits, sushi, vegetables or cheese. Frozen: present cold desserts and even sorbets. Heated: use the slabs to sear vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or thinly sliced beef or even to fry an egg. The dense salt blocks conduct heat beautifully with near perfect heat distribution.
Best of all, Himalayan salt is naturally anti-microbial, so clean up requires just a quick scrub or rinse.
Decoration– use the salts in containers, as décor crystals and sprinkled on food for presentation.
Bathing- throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath. The replenishing nutrients stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. Naturally rich in 80+ nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, bathing with pink bath salt is a healing and therapeutic experience for mind and body.
Potpourri Holders and Essential Oil Diffusers– many on-line sites sell beautiful home décor featuring the pink salt as crystal rocks.
Air purification– crystal rock lamps for air purification are also found and sold on-line.
Hopefully now you will not be as shocked as Grandma when you reach for the salt shaker and find pink crystals staring back at you!
If you eat meat, brining should be in your bag of tools. Brining makes meat very juice and succulent! Here’s is an extremely simple recipe for it.
Basic low sodium brine for pork and poultry. (Brine will work for up to 8 lbs. of protein.)
- 1 gallon water
- 3 ounces sea salt
- 3 ounces sugar (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. citrus zest (lemon, lime or orange – optional)
- Add the salt, sugar and other aromatics to a pot and bring the water to a simmer until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
- Remove the pot from the heat and chill before using the brine.
- Let your protein brine for 6 hours.
- Drain the protein, and let it rest and air dry in fridge for 2 hours.
- Roast, broil or grill as you would!
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