HEALTH & LIFESTYLE + NUTRITION ADVICE
Sheila Talks About The Benefits of Salt!
15 May 2021
Benefits of Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan salt can be found in Punjab region of Pakistan, near the Himalayas’ foothills. Not only is Himalayan salt beautiful, but it detoxifies the body internally and externally. As a scrub, the salt removes dead skin cells and helps to scrub off excess dirt, and oils, on the skin’s surface. It balances our skin’s PH. Plus, it is a natural aid for acne and softens the skin. Pink Himalayan salt has similar minerals to table salt and contains up to 98 percent sodium chloride. The differences are it consists of trace minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium. The pink tint and taste are derived from these minerals.
How is it used?
Himalayan and regular table salt are used in the same way. Chefs and healthcare practitioners use it as part of cooking and preserving delectables. Serving dishes, cooking surfaces, and cutting boards are sometimes made from blocks of Himalayan salts. Some people also use pink Himalayan salt and bath salts interchangeably.
Why does the body need salt?
The body needs salts for a variety of functions. Sodium is a crucial trace mineral found in salt. Salt can relax muscles, maintain proper fluid balance, prevent dehydration, prevent low blood pressure, and support the nervous system. Eating salt can reduce infection, depression and kill harmful bacteria as reported in some research.
Softly rub the skin in circular motions with a salt scrub to removes dead skin cells in a process known as exfoliation.
Invigoration and Cleansing
Himalayan salt scrubs can invigorate the skin and helps to improve circulation due to their abrasiveness.