1. Rich in minerals
Himalayan salt’s biggest draw, of course, is its dense concentration of minerals. According to a spectral analysis provided by The Meadow, Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals, electrolytes and elements – a staggering number considering that only 118 elements are known to science.
For this reason, adding more Himalayan pink salt to your diet can help rectify virtually any mineral deficiency you might have.
Himalayan salt contains iodine, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium – the five minerals in which the United States population are most deficient.
Widespread iodine deficiencies (largely blamed on ongoing soil erosion) is an especially serious issue, since iodine plays an essential role in the functioning of the metabolism-controlling thyroid gland.
If you add more Himalayan salt to your food, however, you won’t need to worry about an iodine deficiency ever again.
2. Sodium Content
Unsurprisingly, one of the minerals in which Himalayan salt is richest is sodium. Though sodium suffers from a bad reputation due to its connection with processed foods, real, unprocessed sodium is needed by our bodies.
It helps regulate blood volume and thus blood pressure, but also helps control muscle contractions, heart functions and nerve transmissions.
The recommended daily intake (RDI) of sodium is between 1,500-2,300 milligrams for men and women between the ages of 9-50; one teaspoon of Himalayan salt contains approximately 400 milligrams of it.