Remarkable Health Benefits of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Used by the ancients as food and for medicine – Before the existence of white, chemically processed “table” salt which contains more sodium, ancient people in the Himalayan region had deep respect for a special salt sourced from the foothills of the majestic Himalayan mountain range. They used this special salt both as food and also used it for medicine, most notably in Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine – This salt was Himalayan crystal salt, which is the same salt found in Lumière de Sel® products.

SALT AS HEALING FOOD – What is Himalayan Salt?

Rediscovered recently in the West, Himalayan pink salt is now available for your well-being and enjoyment, right here at Yes Wellness, thousands of years after the ancients were walking the foothills of the Himalayas.

84 Minerals and trace elements – Excellent Absorption into Your Cells

This pink-colored Himalayan crystal salt has an ionized colloidal structure which means that it’s over 80 highly beneficial minerals and trace elements are very easily absorbed by the digestive system and will nourish all the cells in the body.  Many people have reported improved feeling of wellbeing and increased energy, after switching to Lumière de Sel salt.

Kosher Certified, this holistic natural salt, is truly outstanding: It offers a rich, naturally delicious taste. Can be used in salt grinders and in cooking.

Quick and easy Himalayan crystal salt recipes!

Lumière de Sel Masala with Baked Fries

Lumière de Sel Masala with Baked Fries – Easy to prepare and tastes amazing!

Lumière de Sel Fine Herbs with Chickpeas

Lumière de Sel Fine Herbs with Chickpeas – Fast and SO nutritious!

  • Place chickpeas, chopped red, green and yellow peppers into a bowl
  • Add crushed garlic and Lumière de Sel Fine Herbs to your desired taste

Other Recipes using Himalayan Pink Salt:

Cream of Celery Soup

Cream of Celery Soup

This soup is raw. If you’d like to eat the soup warm, feel free to add warm water. This soup is especially good if you are looking to cut down calories and keep the meal very light. 

  • 1 large bunch celery
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1-2 teaspoon Lumière de Sel table salt

Blend above ingredients in a blender until fine – Then add the following:

  • 1 chopped avocado
  • 1 sweet red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
  • 2 carrots or parsnips grated

Share with your loved ones and enjoy!

Why does the body need salt?

Sodium is an essential trace mineral found in salt. The body needs this for a variety of functions.

It can support:

  • contracting and relaxing muscles
  • maintaining proper fluid balance and preventing dehydration
  • sending nervous system impulses
  • preventing low blood pressure

Recent research has suggested that eating salt can reduce the risk of infection and kill harmful bacteria.

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt Lamp Health Benefits

Himalayan salt lamps are made by placing a light bulb inside large chunks of pink Himalayan salt. They have a distinctive look and emit a warming, pink glow when lit.  Many people choose to buy Himalayan salt lamps simply because they like the way they look and enjoy the ambiance the pink light creates in their homes. Meanwhile, others find their supposed health benefits fascinating.

There are three main health claims made about Himalayan salt lamps:

  1. They Improve Air Quality

Salt lamps are often claimed to improve the air quality of the home, by emitting negative ions into the air. More specifically, they are advertised as being beneficial for people with allergies, asthma or diseases that affect respiratory function, such as cystic fibrosis.

  1. They Can Boost Your Mood

Another frequently made claim is that Himalayan salt lamps can boost your mood. Some studies have shown that exposure to high levels of negative ions in the air may improve levels of serotonin, a chemical involved in mood regulation (1).

  1. They Can Help You Sleep

Studies have not yet examined the effects of Himalayan salt lamps on sleep. However, a review of the effects of air ionization on relaxation and sleep didn’t find any evidence of a beneficial effect (2). It’s possible that using the dim light from a Himalayan salt lamp may help promote sleepiness toward the end of the day if you use it to replace bright electric lights. This is because bright light before bed can delay production of the sleep hormone melatonin.

Although some of their health claims are not supported by science, Himalayan salt lamps may have other benefits.

These include:

  • They are attractive: If you like the way they look, they could be an attractive addition to your home. 
  • They create a nice ambiance: They could help create a relaxing atmosphere that helps you unwind. 
  • They might help limit light in the evening: If you struggle to sleep, using dim lights in the evening may help you get to sleep faster.

Overall, these points may make them a great addition to your home.

 

Resources:

(1)  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23320516

(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26569277