Himalayan pink salt is a natural unrefined salt and has a much different mineral composition than white table salt. Himalayan pink salt is packed with over 84 trace minerals and elements with numerous benefits from helping the body detoxify to boosting energy to improving digestion to promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails.
So how do you use it? Of course you can use pink salt in any dish you would use regular salt in, but it goes beyond that too. To get a boost of caffeine-free energy, you can add a pinch of pink salt to your morning lemon water or smoothie each day. To experience the full benefits of Himalayan pink salt, you can also make salt water sole (pronounced so-lay), which is water that has been fully saturated with natural salt to the point where it won’t absorb anymore. This is the form of the salt that is easiest for the body to absorb.
According to holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, pink salt water makes a great sports drink: When we sweat and workout we lose minerals (or electrolytes), and sole is a great way to add them back in the body with water. Himalayan Pink Salt is packed with over 84 trace minerals and elements, as opposed to table salt that is 97.5% sodium chloride. Excess sodium increases your risk of hypertension, osteoporosis, and kidney disease, whereas the diversity of elements in Himalayan pink salt is shown to create an electrolyte balance within your body, strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation. It also helps to protect the delicate balance of minerals in your cells, avoid excess water retention, and prevent premature aging. Every cell needs a balance of potassium and sodium. Do drink up!