Hundreds of miles from the Indian Ocean in the Punjab region of Pakistan, beautiful Pink Himalayan salt can be found in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.
This unique salt is NOT like your ordinary table salt. In fact, Himalayan Sea Salt has been hailed as the purest salt in the world.
It’s benefits range from improved digestion, better sleep, soothing sore muscles, improved mood, and more!
Why Do We Crave Salt?
Salt, or sodium chloride is a mineral that is absolutely essential to human life. Salt is the main source of sodium and chloride ions in the human diet.
Sodium is essential for nerve and muscle function and is involved in overall regulation of the body. Sodium also plays a role in the body’s control of blood pressure and volume.
Although salt is absolutely essential to us, it doesn’t mean it is harmless. In fact, people who consume too much sodium may have heart complications (hypertension/high blood pressure/etc.) or conditions that can lead to serious illnesses.
What makes Pink Himalayan Salt different?
Not all salt is the same! Just like different varieties of foods, salt also varies widely in purity, quality and micronutrient content.
Traditional table salt is typically created by pumping saltwater out of underground seabeds, and refining the salt. Unfortunately, this removes any of the nutrients, such as magnesium or potassium.
Sea Salt, on the other hand, is made by evaporating the sun or indoor heating. No extra chemicals are added, and therefore maintains most of its natural minerals.
Rock Salt, like Pink Himalayan Salt, is found hundreds of feet underground and are the remains of evaporated seas. These deposits contain ancient sea minerals that are millions of years old!
Pink Himalayan Salt, as an example, has an estimated 84 different minerals in it, which also gives its beautiful color.
Pakistan’s Natural Treasure
Most of the world’s Himalayan Salt comes from Pakistan.
About 2 hours from the capital city of Islamabad, red hills rise from the marshes in Khwera. There, hundreds of thousands of tons of pink salt are mined every year. This area is known as the salt range.
These distant foothills of the Himalayas mark a lagoon that existed some 600 million years ago! That means, this Pakistani rocksalt was underwater salt thousands of years ago.
Health Benefits and Healing Properties
Pink Himalayan Salt has bountiful health benefits and healing properties. Here are just a few!
Try adding this amazing, ancient mineral rich option to your diet instead of traditional table salt. Himalayan Salt can be found at health food stores, online, and maybe even at your local grocery store!