Over the past few years, there has been a hot topic “Himalayan Pink Salt as an alternative to common table salt”. Well, I am not a researcher to give you the exact data. But I find out some information about Himalayan Pink Salt and Common Table Salt which I want to share with you. Celebrity doctors like Dr. Oz, Dr. Axe all are talking about this pink salt which was used by ancient healers in the Asian Subcontinent.
Pink Himalayan Salt vs Sea Salt by Dr. Axe
Dr. Josh Axe popularly known as Dr. Axe is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle. His website draxe.com is one of the popular websites on health which has over 20 million page views a month. He can also be seen on TV shows talking about health issues. Let’s see What is Dr. Axe thoughts on Himalayan Pink Salt in this YouTube video.
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Himalayan pink salt benefits
Both Common Table Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt contains Sodium Chloride. But the percentage of sodium chloride is high in common table salt. The high percentage of Sodium Chloride doesn’t mean it is good. Instead, it is bad for health.
The Sodium Chloride get into the bloodstream as Sodium ions and it soaks in the water concentration through osmosis. Thereby increasing the pressure inside blood vessels which we call as blood pressure. Increase in blood pressure may lead to damage of vessels and kidneys.
One more benefits of Himalayan Pink salt is that it has a high concentration of minerals. Unlike Sodium Chloride, minerals are good for the body. Minerals are good for bone, teeth and muscle growth.
Here is an interesting comparison from DrJockers.com
Himalayan Pink Salt Side Effects
Yes, Himalayan Pink Salts has some side effects but negligible compared to common table salts. Himalayan Pink Salt may raise the blood pressure and damage Kidneys.
Every edible substance is some sort of hazardous to the body if not taken in the right quantity. As we know salt contains Sodium Chloride whether it is common table salt or Himalayan Pink Salt. Sodium Chloride is not good for the body as Sodium increases blood pressure which can damage the kidneys.
Actually, the process is like this: We consume salt with our food—>Sodium increases in the bloodstream—>Disturbs the balance by soaking in more water—>Blood Pressure Increases—>Leads to damage of vessels and Kidneys.
Is Himalayan salt better for you?
The answer to this question is totally depends on you. As I have already mentioned Himalayan Pink Salt has some added advantage than sea salt. My suggestion will be, just try it for a week a see how it goes. If you like, continue it.
Himalayan Salt can be taken as an alternative to sea salt and you are not going have any problem.
If you search on YouTube you will find tons of videos on recipes using pink Himalayan salt instead of sea salt. Some even believe that pink salt can reduce allergic reaction to the body.
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