Monday, January 11, 2010

a salty saint.

like most folks, i am trying to cut back on salt (especially on pizza slices... yes, please judge me for that so i will not do it anymore), so why not make the times when using salt is justified make me feel more healthy too? enter himalayan pink sea salt crystals. i grabbed a bottle of this at trader joe's for only $1.99 to try more for the pretty/fancy factor and was very excited to learn that it is kind of the best thing ever for you, as far as consuming salt goes. they are fossilized sea salts from a pristine time without man-made pollution that have been dried from the sun over millions of years, and are pink because their whopping 84+ minerals and trace elements (copper, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and more) have not been removed though refinement. table and and most sea/rock salts are white because they have been simplifed to just sodium chloride, which is unhealthy because high amounts of it cannot be excreted from the body and cause all kinds of health problems as it stores in the body.

by contrast, the mineral content in himalayan salts are metabolized easily and help eliminate toxins from the body, improve circulation, help to balance the body's ph levels (acid/alkaline balance ), keep the nervous system working correctly and keep muscles in tact as well as relaxed.

i find the taste is similar to sea salt and look forward to using it in my attempt to create my own special chicken soup recipe this week, which will hopefully cure my very, very sore throat. more on that soon!...

1 comment:

  1. I was so happy when I discovered pink Himalayan salt too! I get mine from Sustainable Sourcing and love their products! Taste great and they are a eco-friendly company which I love!