Talking "healthy eating talk" to a co-worker a while back, I mentioned Pink Himalayan Salt which he never heard of. He said that he uses sea salt, and then asked me why is that I think Pink Himalayan Salt is better.
I said "dah, um, I had read quite a bit about both, let me go back to all my saved notes and links and get back to you".
Since I save everything I research, I was able to show him a ton of reliable information on the subject. Now that I'm blogging, I just wanted to present some of that information here. My personal philosophy on presenting a case on something is to just present those facts that the person can at least go out and confirm for themselves. Here are some of the main bullet points that I presented to him.
- Sea salt may dehydrate the body whereas Himalayan Salt helps hydrate the body
- Sea salt is difficult to digest and assimilate for our bodies because it is not at the mineral electrolyte size which is immediately usable in our blood and cells (I know that's a mouthful)
- No digestion is necessary for Himalayan Salt, therefore it is ready for immediate use by the body when dissolved in water, unlike sea salt.
- Himalayan Salt contains all the 84 minerals in the body in perfect balance
- Himalayan Salt is unrefined, and almost in it natural state as it was when created hundreds of million of years ago, about 89% of Sea Salts are now refined
- Sea salt can be taken from oceans whose waters have become progressively more toxic waters over the last few decades
- Manufacturers are now playing games with the "sea salt" label. Any salt can be labeled sea salt and still be a refined salt with a weak mineral profile.
- Unlike Sea Salt, Himalayan salt is almost always hand mined and never comes in contact with chemicals that may be harmful to the body.
- My own personal note is that Himalayan Salt has a taste that is almost like a "sweet-salty" spice, it's awesome
As a final note, I hate to be the type of blogger that presents a case by just presenting one side of a case. I did go out and look before writing this post to see if anyone was claiming that sea salt was superior to Himalayan Salt. I came up with nothing, although I would have preferred one or two articles to present both sides, to allow a reader to have two competing cases to choose from. If someone has an link that speak to Sea Salt over Himalayan Salt, I'll be happy to add it to this post.
Also, a few drops of Pink Himalayan salt dissolved in water for you workouts, long distance running, hiking, or just in your watter bottle on hot summer days work miracles for keeping the body hydrated and replenishing the body after a workout. I can confirm this one for myself. I am my own "lab rat". It naturally does what Gatorade and the other sports drinks claim to do, without the fructose or other artificial ingredients.
When you drink Pink Himalayan Salt dissolved in water, you are consuming the energy and "essence" of the sun and the earth from deep back into time. I know it sounds wierd but the first thing I do in the morning, before I put anything in my mouth, I have a large glass of quality filtered water and with an eyedropper, drop in a few drops of Himalayan Salt sole, from Pink Himalayan Salt crystals pre-dissolved in spring water, stored in an airtight glass flask. This daily ritual has many health benefits, and you don't really taste the salt, it's almost like regular water. Anyhoo, I can "feel" the very subtle energy and vibration, like my molecules and my internal vibrations are being calibrated properly, on the right track for the day. I'm not making that up. Oh, and I buy my salt online at The Salt Works, and they have an extensive selection of not just Pink Himalayan Salt but other salts as well.
Ammendment to this article 2/3/2012: as promised above I said if anyone has any competing cases pertaining to sea salt, I will post them here. In the comments below, "rebecca" asked me "what about Celtic Sea salt ?". A preliminary look says that Celtic Sea, which is one of many types of sea salt, is a very high quality salt. I have a link here to some of Celtic Sea Salt's positive properties. For example, seems like Celtic Sea salt gives you all 84 minerals similar to Himalayan salt. As I said below, this article was written more in response to sea salt companies that manufacture low quality sea salts, taking advantage of the high quality implications of the sea salt label. I think one point to keep in mind is that there are many different variations and types of sea salt, thus some will be high quality and some low. See, you learn something every day. The great martial artist Bruce Lee said "be both a teacher and a student, not an authority". ~dw~