Himalayan Pink Craze
What is this pink salt that everyone is raving about? The pink salt is called Himalayan salt. It is a rock salt with a pink color that comes from near the Himalayas, aka Himalayan salt. Why is everyone so excited about it? What benefits make it such a hot item in stores?
Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals:
actinium, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, astatine, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, bromine, cadmium, calcium, carbon, cerium, cesium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, dysprosium, erbium, europium, fluorine, francium, gadolinium, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, holmium, hydrogen, indium, iodine, iridium, iron, lanthanum, lead, lithium, lutetium, magnesium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, neodymium, neptunium, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, osmium, oxygen, palladium, phosphorus, platinum, plutonium, polonium, potassium, praseodymium, protactinium, radium, rhenium, rhodium, rubidium, ruthenium, samarium, scandium, selenium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tantalum, tellurium, terbium, thallium, thorium, thulium, tin, titanium, uranium, vanadium, wolfram, yttrium, ytterbium, zinc and zirconium.
Salt is used as a food preservative and bacteria has trouble growing in salt. While salt is great for the electrolytes balance in the body, too much causes will combine with water found in the blood stream and increase blood pressure. This is referred to as hypertension.
Now the benefits to using Himalayan salt is the boost in minerals when added to food. This salt last for a long time, since just a small amount is all that is needed to enhance the taste in food. Compared to regular table salt, a lot less Himalayan salt is needed to season food. This is a huge benefit to those monitoring hypertension.
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