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What are the benefits of Himalayan sea salt?

Himalayan pink salt is a pink-hued variety of salt that is sourced near the Himalaya mountains of South Asia. Himalayan salt is believed by many to be a healthier alternative to common table salt, or sodium chloride. Though mined like rock salt, Himalayan pink salt is technically a sea salt.

Himalayan salt is actually different from standard sea salt. Here’s why:

Although both Himalayan salt and sea salt both have trace minerals, regular sea salt also has microplastics. One study found that 90% of sea salt products had small amounts of plastics.

However, Himalayan salt has zero microplastics. Why? Himalayan salt is sourced from an ancient sea that existed before humans and pollution.

Benefits

  • One of the best sources of sodium

  • Doesn’t have microplastics (small particles of plastic) in it Unrefined

  • Has 84 minerals and trace minerals

  • Unpolluted

  • Antimicrobial

  • Can help support healthy blood sugars

  • Can help prevent cramping on keto

Its ionic minerals go into the lungs, where they are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. This process helps support the adrenals, loosen mucus, and suppress a sensitive immune system.

How to consume it

You need around 1 to 2 tsp of Himalayan salt per day. This depends on your activity level. If you sweat a lot, it can increase your need for sodium.

If you’re on keto, you want a bare minimum of 1 tsp of salt a day. This is because, as you lose fat, you also lose water weight and electrolytes. Salt is a vital electrolyte.

Where to get it

You can get it at a health food store or grocery store, or order it online.

Last updated: Jul 10, 2023 14:03 PM