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WelshPoppy30 06-27-2018 05:17 PM

Himalayan Pink Salt
 
A little while ago, a friend and I got to talking and I was telling them about the changes I have been making over the last 2 years or so regarding food.
Then as the conversation continued, they mentioned to me about Himalayan pink salt as an alternative to regular table/sea salt and it's benefits.
I must also mention that this friend is into nutrition and fitness. I have also done my bit of research on this.
Without making this post too long, I will list just some of the benefits Himalayan pink salt provides......
* Aids in vascular health
* Boosts energy
* Supports respiratory function
* Promotes healthy bones
* Promotes healthy sleep
* Encourage healthy blood sugar levels
* Promotes kidney and gall bladder health, as well as other benefits.
Despite this, it is still salt and it is not recommended to have too much.
Now, I don't use salt that much, only to season during cooking if needed, I do not add more to my plate once food is served.
I am trying this out as an alternative and I'm quite happy with it and it will last ages.
Although I have been making changes in the way I eat, I'm not macrobiotic but I do eat a lot of brown rice and I am transitioning into becoming vegetarian. Slowly, but I'm getting there :)
Would anyone else/does anyone use this salt as an alternative? Can it also be used in macrobiotics?

ojai22 06-28-2018 05:04 PM

Re: Himalayan Pink Salt
 
WP, first Welcome to DBC.

I am a long time user of Himalayan Pink salt crystals. There is one problem with it - it makes food taste so good, you can overeat if you aren’t careful!

Also, sea salt may leave you without Iodine in your diet. You can take a drop of Nascent Iodine in a spoonful of water twice a day - or you can use sea veggies.

I add a small piece of Wakame to my oatmeal every morning. A piece of Kombu added to soups or beans is another way to get the iodine you need. If you don’t know about sea weeds you should make it a priority to learn about them. Especially if you are using sea salt. (Excuse my bossiness!)

I use Sunfood Himalayan sea salt which you can get from their site, or from iherb or vitacost at a lesser price. I check to see which one has the better deal. :-)

There is another sea salt that comes from Utah. It’s called RealSalt and isn’t quite as pink as Himalayan. The more minerals it has, the pinker it is. RealSalt has around 60 minerals, I think, but Himalayan has over 80.


Oh, and yes, I am Macrobiotic.

WelshPoppy30 06-29-2018 11:37 AM

Re: Himalayan Pink Salt
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ojai22 (Post 27858)
WP, first Welcome to DBC.

I am a long time user of Himalayan Pink salt crystals. There is one problem with it - it makes food taste so good, you can overeat if you aren’t careful!

Also, sea salt may leave you without Iodine in your diet. You can take a drop of Nascent Iodine in a spoonful of water twice a day - or you can use sea veggies.

I add a small piece of Wakame to my oatmeal every morning. A piece of Kombu added to soups or beans is another way to get the iodine you need. If you don’t know about sea weeds you should make it a priority to learn about them. Especially if you are using sea salt. (Excuse my bossiness!)

I use Sunfood Himalayan sea salt which you can get from their site, or from iherb or vitacost at a lesser price. I check to see which one has the better deal. :-)

There is another sea salt that comes from Utah. It’s called RealSalt and isn’t quite as pink as Himalayan. The more minerals it has, the pinker it is. RealSalt has around 60 minerals, I think, but Himalayan has over 80.


Oh, and yes, I am Macrobiotic.

Hello ojai22 :) thank you for the welcome.
Honestly you are not being bossy at all I appreciate you telling me what you do to get the idodine intake you need and I will learn more about sea veggies.
One thing I didn't know was that iodine is essential to thyroid health. I will say, I do eat a lot of fish and I understand that fish does contain iodine.
I agree that Himalayan pink salt does make food taste very good and I will make sure not to over do it ;)


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