Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt

By Irina Bright.

This article is part of our Health & Foods section

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As the name implies, Himalayan crystal salt is found in pristine environment of the Himalaya mountains in Pakistan - where it had been present for millions of years.

Nutritionists around the world highly value this crystal salt thanks to a broad spectrum of minerals that it offers. Himalayan salt has more than 80 minerals and trace elements required by the human body to function well. (Ref. 1)

It is pink in colour, and is very easy to take with food.

There is a big difference between table salt (sodium chloride) widely used in processed foods and cooking, and Himalayan crystal salt.

Table salt is damaging to health, and many nutritionists recommend that the consumption of this product be reduced. (Ref. 2)

Himalayan salt, on the other hand, delivers a wide range of health benefits including higher energy levels, re-hydration, muscle and brain health, bone strength, among many others. (Ref. 1)

Seaweeds are another superior nutritional alternative to table salt. Learn more about the health benefits of seaweeds here.

Written by:     Irina Bright
Original publication date:     2013
Republication date:     2020


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2. Aburto NJ, Ziolkovska A, Hooper L, Elliott P, Cappuccio FP, Meerpohl JJ (2013). Effect of lower sodium intake on health: systematic review and meta-analyses. Published by BMJ (British medical journal). Retrieved June 4, 2013 from: