Over the last few weeks on the Inspire Me blog, we’ve been talking about the specific minerals and trace elements found in Himalayan salt and how they can support your health. In week 1 we discussed how Himalayan Salt helps support heart health and ease skin conditions - click here to read that post. In week 2 we shared how the minerals in Himalayan salt can ease depression, support bone health and help you lose weight - click here for that post. In this week’s post we’ll be talking about which minerals help you deal with sleeplessness, ease stress and help manage diabetes.
How Does Himalayan Salt Cure Sleeplessness?
If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you’ll know that Himalayan salt is a natural hypnotic, but what you might not be aware of is which minerals found in Himalayan salt are actually helping you sleep.
MAGNESIUM - Magnesium deficiency has been found to cause insomnia, so ensuring your magnesium intake is adequate may help you get to sleep sooner.
POTASSIUM - If you don’t have enough potassium in your diet you might find that you are waking often during the night. Increasing potassium will help you have a more solid night sleep.
How Does Himalayan Salt Ease Stress?
CALCIUM - Calcium allows our nervous system and brain to communicate effectively, reducing stress on your body. Calcium can also help to regulate your heart beat, allowing you to remain more relaxed in times of high stress.
IRON - Adequate iron intake assists with the flow of oxygen around the body - the lack of which exacerbates stress. Iron also allows our body to effectively absorb B Vitamins which are crucial for fighting stress and improving well-being.
How Can Himalayan Salt Help Me Manage My Diabetes?
CHROMIUM - The most important mineral for fighting diabetes, chromium can improve glucose tolerance, lower fasting glucose levels, lower insulin levels and even reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
VANADIUM - Increasing vanadium leads to an increase in the body’s sensitivity to insulin which allows some people with diabetes to decrease the amount of insulin required to keep their blood sugar levels balanced.
ZINC - Zinc is a crucial element in metabolising insulin and zinc deficiency has been found to contribute to the development of diabetes in some people. Increasing zinc intake has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes.
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