Our body needs salt to maintain fluid balance. Salt is made up of sodium and chloride. As per the guidelines, the intake of salt should be less than 5 gm per day for an adult. Increased consumption of junk or processed foods, increases the sodium levels in our body. Nowadays, because of excess bleaching and refining, salt is losing all its nutritional value. So, people have started adopting other alternatives for salt like pink Himalayan salt, rock salt. The Himalayan crystal salt contains certain minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is believed to contain as many as 84 trace minerals. It is the purest of all salt, thus is consumed widely during fasting.
Sole water - Take a jug and fill 1/4th of it with Himalayan salt. Then add water to top it up completely. Seal the jug with a lid and let it sit overnight. By morning, the salt will dissolve in the water and if there is a trace of salt left at the bottom of the jar, it indicates that the water has completely absorbed all the salt and is fully saturated. Now, mix 1 teaspoon of this sole water in a regular glass of water and consume it every morning. Benefits of drinking this water
Balances pH levels of the body.
Flush out toxins
Keeps you hydrated
Improves your energy
Health benefits of Himalayan salt (sendha namak)
Balances hormone and blood sugar - A daily dose of Himalayan salt can ensure the proper flow of fluids in the body. A good balance of minerals and hormones can help in improving your insulin sensitivity and prevent a sudden spike in blood sugar.
Improves digestion - Himalayan salt helps in activating salivary glands which release amylase (an enzyme that helps in digesting carbs). It also stimulates hydrochloric acid as well as an enzyme that digests protein and further helps in the breakdown of food.
Salt therapy for respiratory problems – Salt possesses antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that help clean your lungs and sinuses. Salt therapy is also used to treat seasonal allergies and chest congestion.
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