Can you imagine eating food without any salt? Food, especially our Indian cuisine, is practically tasteless without it. However, did you know that salt does more than add taste to food?
Salt helps in various ways like:
- Assisting the body to retain water and maintain body pressure levels
- Acting as a nerve stimulant for proper muscle functioning
- Activating enzymes that aid in the appropriate digestion of food
Despite its many advantages, too much salt is not healthy. Too much of it can lead to other unnecessary health complications.
The types of salt we have
We at Healthy Buddha take pride in selling three types of salts. They are:
1. Black salt
The first is black salt, which many of you may also know as Kala namak in Hindi. If you wonder what it is, well, it’s a pinkish-gray salt that does not contain any chemicals.
It, on the contrary, is a type of Indian volcanic stone salt, which is why it contains healthy iron and other minerals.
Black salt is popularly used as a cooling spice, and also helps with digestion. It helps relieve both heartburn and intestinal gas. This is why it is an essential ingredient in the famous chat masala you add to your fruits and cooking.
2. Himalayan rock salt
The second type of salt is natural, unrefined, and unprocessed raw salt. It’s an iodized table rock salt that’s hand-mined and contains about 84 minerals, including traces of natural iodine.
The salt contains lots of minerals but doesn’t have any chemicals and additives. It is, in fact, also used as a medicinal salt because of the many health benefits it offers the human body.
It helps in the development of children’s bones, is suitable for BP patients and to control blood sugar levels and also helps the digestive system. This is healthy for pregnant women.
The third type of salt we have in Healthy Buddha is sea salt. It’s a natural salt extracted from the shores of Gokarna, in northern Karnataka.
It’s produced through a process of evaporating ocean water without any artificial processing. That’s the reason why the salt contains so many vital body nutrients.
Sea and table salt are different in their taste, texture, and processing. Sea salt is, however, useful in cooking because it quickly dissolves and disperses its flavour. So you can safely use it in all your dishes.
Why we don’t sell table salt at Healthy Buddha
You may wonder why we do not sell table salt. As you know, your health is always our top priority, which is why we sell only healthy products.
We do not sell table salt because all its minerals are eliminated during its cumbersome manufacturing process. Besides, table salt usually contains an additive used to prevent its clumping.
Now that you know about the 3 different salts we sell, it’s up to you to decide which to buy. However, as mentioned above, no matter which salt you choose to use, always restrict and use it moderately.