5 Surprising Benefits of Himalayan Rock Salt

There has been an undeniable buzz about Himalayan rock salt in recent months, and we’re here to tell you exactly how to reap its many benefits. From easy-digestion to lowering blood pressure – read on to discover what this magical pink salt has on offer for you:

  1. Rich mineral content 

These 5 global ‘blue-zones’, Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California may be dotted in opposite ends of the world, but they all share one thing – they are known to have the longest-living populations in history. These tight-knit communities swore by their ‘sea-diet’ which includes whole grains, fatty fish, legumes, and of course – salt.

Himalayan rock salt in particular is packed with minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium which contributes to everyday wellbeing. Originating from Pakistan, this beautifully pink, hand-cut crystal salt derives from natural deposits in the Himalayan mountain range. When consumed in moderate quantities, it serves wonders for your health.

2. Helps improves digestion

Himalayan rock salt helps to activate your salivary glands, which release essential enzymes and produces hydrochloric acid to assist the breakdown food in your stomach. For a fully-functioning digestive system, look no further!

3. Flush out bad toxins

The laxative effect of salt encourages healthy bowel movement. Advocates suggest that it aids weight management, as well as helping flush out harmful toxins  – meaning the good stuff stays in and the bad stuff comes out.

4. Prevents low blood pressure

Salt is made up of two types of electrolytes, sodium and chloride. When consumed in small quantities, it actually helps balance the fluid levels in your body and is known to facilitate low blood pressure. 

When salt is over-consumed, as seen in fast-food which includes excessive amounts of sodium and refined salt, has a negative impact on health. Himalayan rock salt is therefore the ‘low-sodium’ alternative – so when it’s controlled and regulated, it offers extremely positive health benefits.

5. Gives you a great night’s sleep

Do you have trouble sleeping? Himalayan rock salt generates negative ions, which aids a good night’s sleep and boosts productivity levels the following day. Not only this – it also contains magnesium, which helps your body begin its sleep cycle. 

Himalayan rock salt is predominantly used for food consumption and presentation. For a hassle-free way to incorporate it into your diet, check out our high-quality range of salt & pepper mills on our website

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