Why Is Himalayan Crystal Salt The Purest, Healthiest Salt On The Planet? A Comparison of Himalayan Crystal Salt, Sea Salt, And Rock Salt
The Black & White Truth About Table Salt.
Himalayan Crystal Salt In a comparison of Himalayan crystal salt, sea salt and rock salt, the "Healthy Salt Award" goes to Himalayan crystal salt because:
It has a perfect crystalline structure unmatched by sea salt or rock salt. This crystalline structure was formed through over 250 million years of intense compression within caves deep in the Himalayan mountains. This unique structure allows the plethora of minerals within Himalayan crystal salt full absorption by the human body.
It's the purest salt in the world today. Because Himalayan crystal salt resulted from the evaporation of a completely pure and unpolluted ancient primal ocean - and because it remained stored deep within untouched caves in the Himalayan mountains - it is the most pure of the natural salts on the planet today.
Sea Salt Widely promoted in recent years as one of the healthy salts, sea salt, in truth, no longer qualifies as the healthy salt it once did. While sea salt is a definite improvement on common table salt, there are three major factors that relegate it as less than ideal:
It lacks the complete crystalline structure of Himalayan crystal salt. This means that while it has the same number of minerals as Himalayan crystal salt, sea salt missed out on the full compression necessary for these minerals to be readily and fully absorbed by the human body.
Approximately 80 percent of sea salt today - even most of the sea salt found in health food stores - is refined. The heat produced in the refining process destroys valuable minerals and often replaces them with undesirable additives.
Even if you manage to locate one of the unrefined sea salts, there is still another factor that makes it less than healthy: Almost all of the world's sea salt today comes from oceans that have been spilled, dumped, and polluted into. That means sea salt is unlikely to be pure unless it comes from a rare few locations in the world where the ocean has remained protected due to unusual geographical positioning within pristine bays, etc.
The above factors combine to cast a strong shadow onto what would otherwise be one of the glowingly healthy salts.
Rock Salt Rock salt's main downfall is that it, like sea salt, lacks the full crystalline structure of Himalayan crystal salt. This renders the minerals and trace elements in rock salt largely inaccessible to the human body. It takes major pressure to convert elements into the ional sizes that allows them to pass through our cell walls.
Again as with sea salt, rock salt is still a major improvement on table salt. This goes for any natural, unrefined salt which has not been stripped of its mineral content and infused with additives and anti-caking agents.