Navratri Special: Not just fasting, Sendha Namak deserves a shot daily

sendha namak or rock salt
Foodology

At times when you go fasting, you have to steer clear of many many essential items in your diet. Especially during the Navratri season when fasting for Goddess Durga, something as common as the common salt is prohibited. That’s where the popular rock salt or Sendha Namak (as we call it) eases our everyday life.

Sendha Namak is not only good for the Navratras but it deserves to be on your palate round the year. After all, it is the purest form of salt!

Don’t believe us? Go through the reasons which will convince you to start consuming sendha namak (aka rock salt) daily.

sendha namak or rock salt
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What is sendha namak?

Sendha namak is the Indian name for Himalayan rock salt. It is a large-grained, coarse salt, also called halite or land salt, that’s available in many grocery and health food stores. It dissolves readily in water.

This is a large crystalline salt mainly harvested from the Punjab region. It is unrefined, non-iodized and contains no additional anti-caking agents. It can be white, pink, red, or even blue in color.

The purest of all salts

In Ayurveda, sendha namak is described as the purest natural salt. Not only does it contain essential nutrients, but it gets you rid of all 3 types of doshas – vata, pitta and kapha.

According to Ayurveda, this salt reduces depression and stress, prevents and treats muscle cramps, regulates blood pressure, aids digestion, and relieves skin problems and arthritis.

Since this salt is pure, it is used during religious fasts.

Rich in Nutrients

The rock salt has elements like iron, calcium, potassium, zinc etc naturally. There is no chemical process used hence there is no question of chemical impurities.

It is lower in sodium than regular table salt and contains 94 trace minerals, as opposed to just three that are in common table salt.

Multiple health benefits of Sendha Namak

Are you risking your health with high blood pressure on eating excess of salt? Rock salt fixes this craving for extra salt in your taste buds and makes sure you have it within the right limit.

If it’s not enough, it removes fat cells and helps you shed weight!

Further, sendha namak is as much useful as a medicine as it is during religious fasts. This salt alone gets your digestion and blood flow in order. It also kicks out toxins out of your body.

If you occasionally get very hungry, have a extraordinary indulgence for salt or are suffering from acidity, remember Sendha Namak could be your savior.

So what’s your take? Common salt or the rock salt everyday?

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