All salt is not created equal. Did you know that your common table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents, and iodine. It has been dried at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. The excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt, so basically, our common salt has almost nothing to do with natural salt. See Dr. Mercola’s information page.
It has been chemically cleaned and is in almost every preserved product that you will eat. These salt crystals are isolated from each other and this causes our body to sacrifice a lot of energy in order to metabolize it. This can cause an imbalance in the fluid in your cells. When you have an intracellular water imbalance, the excess fluid in your body tissue can cause cellulite, arthritis, gout, and kidney and gall bladder stones. Low salt diets have been shown to increase insulin resistance in healthy subjects…this is bad!
Enter Himalayan Salt. It is pink and crystally and delicious and usually unprocessed, raw and right from the earth. This stuff contains almost the exact identical element that are needed in our body. It contains all 84 element found in your body. Instead of hindering it helps regulate the water content throughout your body. It promotes a healthy pH balance in cells, prevents muscle cramps, regulated and promotes natural sleep, supports libido, and contributes to vascular health. These are just a few things it does!
Not only is Himalayan salt better for you, it also can help you get over that 2-3pm low, when you want to have a nap(and often wake up groggier than before!). If you are already doing a high fat breakfast (bulletproof coffee) then adding a large glass of water mixed with ½ tsp of Himalayan salt first thing in the am may help. You must drink the whole thing. What it does is it helps get the adrenal gland started in the morning. It is like turning on a light switch. It reduces the stress on our adrenal glands which is the cause of our mid day nap. Because salt and the adrenal gland are tied together, when craving salt you are usually showing that your adrenal gland is not functioning properly.