Have any of you noticed in my recipes I use a different salt? You have most likely seen that I like to use Himalayan pink salt, yes, even in baking. A few years ago I heard about the salt lamps, I was of course intrigued. I mean I love anything I can do to make my life and my families life “healthier”. I researched the salt lamps and the benefits of them everything from detoxing your body, to helping with allergies, reducing the toxins in your home, the list was pretty big.
After having the lamp for a few weeks I found out that they also made Himalayan pink salt for cooking. Well once again I began looking in to the health benefits of the “pink salt”. I get asked now all of the time when I am cooking for clients or doing a cooking party about the pink salt that I use. So, why not share all of the info here with you.
Himalayan salt is considered to be the purest form of salt on the planet. 200 million years so there were sea salt beds that were covered in lava and were protected by snow and ice, that meant the salt was protected from pollution. This salt is basically “untouched” and contains 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body. WHAT? That is amazing! Most table salts are highly processed and are stripped of all of the natural goodness that our bodies need on a daily basis. Salt is infact something the body needs– the Himalayan salt has minerals like sodium chloride, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, all minerals our body requires to be healthy.
The key benefits that your body can expect from using this salt are:
- healthy lungs and respiratory function
- promotes better sleeping patterns
- stabilizes pH balance
- can reduce signs of aging
- strengthens bones
- improves circulation
- lowers blood pressure
- can detox the body of heavy metals
There are many stores that sell Himalayan salt– Costco, Amazon, Whole Foods, even most supermarkets have it. I personally like to buy it at Costco, they sell it in a large bag and I purchased a cute little salt cellar (a salt cellar is just a little covered box made to hold salt) I keep it in a basket with my other cooking “essentials” by the stove. Use this salt in place of your regular salt in cooking and baking. Not only is it better for you, who doesn’t love the idea of cooking with pink salt?