Unlike refined table or cooking salts, Himalayan pink salt is rich in vitamins and minerals. It supplies 84 unique trace minerals, including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. Because Himalayan salt is mined from 200 million-year-old sea beds, it is completely free of the heavy metals and other toxins that would be present in sea salts from today’s oceans.
When I was looking for quick swaps I could make to improve my diet and reduce the impact of Fibromyalgia on my life, Himalayan pink salt was a quick and easy one. It is one of the best salts to buy and cook with but how does something so simple really impact on a condition such as Fibromyalgia and what are the actual benefits?
I know that there are far, far more than 3 benefits for Fibromyalgia sufferers when they swap to Himalayan pink salt, but these are 3 benefits that I feel really highlight the impact of such a simple swap and they completely resonate with me.
- Supports thyroid and adrenal function by stabilising blood pressure and providing a lot of the hard-to-get minerals you need.
- Reduces muscle cramps by improving hydration.
- Improves sleep by supporting blood sugar and hormone balance
The simplest way to consume Himalayan pink salt is to add it to your meals instead of your regular salt, however, there are other ways to introduce it that can boost the benefits.
Making a Himalayan Salt Sole and drinking it as soon as you wake in the morning is one such way. It helps to raise your blood pressure reducing the need for your adrenals to work so hard releasing the adrenaline needed to wake you up and kick start your bodily systems.
Taking a Himalayan Salt Bath is another great way to get the benefits plus while your body is absorbing the minerals and hydration, you are also unwinding and relaxing.
Can something so basic really make a difference? Have you tried using Himalayan pink salt to improve your condition? What do you think about the benefits this simple swap could make?