Why you should add Himalayan Pink Salt to your water daily
Himalayan pink salt is packed with over 84 trace minerals and elements that make it incredibly nourishing for your body. Pink salt has numerous benefits from helping the body detoxify to boosting energy to improving digestion and promoting healthy hair, skin, and nails.
So how do you use it? Of course, you can use pink salt in any dish you would use regular salt in, but it goes beyond that too. To get a boost of caffeine-free energy, you can add a pinch of pink salt to your morning lemon water or smoothie each day. To experience the full benefits of Himalayan pink salt, you can also make salt water sole (pronounced so-lay), which is water that has been fully saturated with natural salt to the point where it won’t absorb any more. This is the form of the salt that is easiest for the body to absorb.
I find it incredibly beneficial adding Himalayan Pink Salt to my water every day. Especially living in a Tropical area where you sweat a lot it is critical that you hydrate properly and replenish electrolytes. The best way to do this is to be drinking Himalayan Pink Salt in at least 1 bottle of water daily.
According to holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, pink salt water makes a great sports drink: When we sweat and workout we lose minerals (or electrolytes), and sole is a great way to add them back in the body with water. Himalayan Pink Salt is packed with over 84 trace minerals and elements, as opposed to table salt that is 97.5% sodium chloride. Excess sodium increases your risk of hypertension, osteoporosis, and kidney disease. The diversity of elements in Himalayan pink salt is shown to create an electrolyte balance within your body, strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation. It also helps to protect the delicate balance of minerals in your cells, avoid excess water retention, and prevent premature aging. Every cell needs a balance of potassium and sodium.
Here is how to make and use your saltwater sole:
- Fill a jar about ¼ of the way with pink salt.
- Add filtered water to the jar, leaving a bit of space at the top in case you need to add more salt later.
- Put a lid on the jar and shake gently. Leave it on the counter overnight to give the salt time to dissolve. The next day you should still see some salt at the bottom of the jar that can’t be absorbed by the water. This is how you know you have a true “sole” solution. (If you don’t see any salt at the bottom, simply add a couple teaspoons more and let it sit for another day.)
- To use your sole, add up to 1 tsp of the salt water to another glass of filtered water first thing each morning. Drink up!