Salt mines are the result of seas that dried up millions of years ago, leaving behind a deposit of sodium chloride and other minute amounts of minerals.
Pink salt is made up of 97.41% sodium chloride, with 2.59% of it being made up of the 84 minerals that everyone is raving about.
Pink Himalayan salt is a type of salt that’s naturally pink in color and mined near the Himalayas in Pakistan.
Many people claim that it’s loaded with minerals and provides incredible health benefits.
For these reasons, pink Himalayan salt is often thought to be much healthier than regular table salt.
However, little research on pink Himalayan salt exists, and other people insist that these extravagant health claims are nothing more than speculation.
At present, there is no scientific evidence to show that pink Himalayan salt provides more health benefits than regular table salt. Replacing fine-grain table salt with crystals of pink Himalayan salt may help to reduce sodium intake, but, as with any other salt, be sure to enjoy it in moderation.
Some people believe that pink Himalayan salt is lower in sodium than regular table salt.
As pink salt often has larger crystals than table salt, it technically contains less sodium per teaspoon. It also has a saltier flavor than table salt, meaning that a person can use less salt in a serving to achieve the same taste.
Himalayan salt carries exactly the same risks as any other type of dietary sodium: overconsumption of sodium can lead to significant health problems, and it can also worsen certain health conditions.
This condition is the opposite of hyponatremia and means that sodium levels in the blood are too high.
The salt exceeded the safe level set by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand by 25 per cent, and contained more than 130 times more lead than white table salt.
Other pink salts were found to contain heavy metals including mercury, cadmium and aluminum, which can be harmful if consumed long terms.
The side effects of Himalayan salt:
1) Just like table salt, excess intake of Himalayan salt can put you at risk of hypertension, heart burn and heart problems.
2) Excess consumption of salt can increase your risk of stroke and kidney disease.
3) More importantly, some samples of Himalayan pink salt have been found to contain potentially toxic elements like arsenic, mercury, and lead.
4) Pink salt can cause difficulty breathing during exercise.
5) Pink Salk can Contributing to weak, brittle bones.
6) Pink salt can Decreased bone mineral density (due to potassium deficiency.
7) Pink salt can cause Edema or fluid retention.
8) Pink salt can cause Gastric lesions and discomfort.
9) Pink salt can high Blood pressure.
1) Pink salt can Stomach upsets.
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