You've probably heard of pink Himalayan crystal salt, but what's the big deal? Is it just like regular salt, but pink? Maybe you have a Himalayan salt lamp at home or a bag of the salt crystals, but you aren't sure what they do. You know only one thing: that it's "good for you."
First of all, you need to know where the salt comes from. As you guessed, Himalayan salt comes from the Himalayan mountain range in Asia, making it much more rare than other types of salt. Experts estimate that 200 million years ago, the mountains held crystallized sea beds covered with lava. Because the lava insulated the salt and kept it from pollution, pink Himalayan salt is known as the purest salt on the planet.
What Makes it Better for You
Here's why you might want to consider switching from regular table or sea salt:
The human body has 84 trace minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium chloride. All of these minerals are also found in Himalayan salt, which makes it an excellent mineral supplement to add to meat, veggies, and more!
On top of that, The pink color in Himalayan salt comes from the high iron content, which is one more reason you need more of it in your diet. In addition, Himalayan salt is hand-mined in the mountains and goes through very little refining, it actually has less sodium than most other salts.
Regular table salt has fewer of these benefits because it has gone through a heavy bleaching and processing that strips away many minerals. Sea salt, although healthy, has been affected by the ocean's pollution.
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