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Health Benefits And Types Of Black Salt To Add In Your Diet

Black Salt also popularly known as Kaala Namak, has been used in Indian Kitchens for ages. Read on to know about some potential health benefits this s...
  • Archana Kasana
  • Editorial
Published -12 May 2021, 11:10 ISTUpdated -12 May 2021, 11:07 IST
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Summers are here and so is the hot and humid weather condition. Our body tends to get very restless because of the constant sweating, and we look out for options to keep ourselves cool from within. Most of us like to have sherbets, lemonade, chaass, and other cooling summer drinks around the season. But did you know that by adding just a pinch of black salt you can increase the overall benefits of these drinks? Black salt is a rock salt that comes from the Indian Himalayan salt mines and is loaded with minerals and iron. It is way healthier than your regular salt, let’s look at some of the amazing benefits that consuming rock salt has.

What Are The Types Of Black Salt?

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Black salt comes in three variations namely black ritual salt, black lava salt, and Himalayan black salt. The Himalayan black salt is also known as Indian salt which is used in dishes to add a smoky flavor, many people also like to sprinkle this salt on their salads and summer drinks to add extra taste to them. 

Benefits of Having Black Salt or Kaala Namak

Aids Digestion Issues

Issues like bloating and acidity can occur because of various reasons like overeating, constipation, excess amount of caffeine, and others. The alkaline property in black salt helps to reduce the excess acidic level in the stomach. It is also loaded with various minerals that help to relieve several bowel problems. Black salt has been used in many Ayurvedic medicines for years to cure stomach or gut-related issues.

Preventing Muscle Cramps

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Black salt is rich in potassium which plays an important role in the proper functioning of the muscles in the body. It is believed to relieve sore muscles after a cramp. Hence, switching your regular salt with black or rock salt can help with preventing muscle cramps or spasms.

Reducing Water Retention

It is said that when you have too much sodium in your diet it leads to water retention and bloating in the body. Black salt consists of low sodium levels as compared to your regular white salt. Black salt also has iron, magnesium, and various important minerals and is great for keeping the water retention problem at bay.

May Boost Blood Circulation

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Black salt is believed to be a natural blood thinner that helps maintaining proper blood circulation in the body. It also aids in reducing blood clots and cholesterol levels in the body.

May Help With Weight Loss

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Although there is no scientific study to back this point, black salt helps with dissolving the enzymes and lipids to prevent any kind of accumulation of fats in the body.

We hope you found these benefits of adding black salt to your diet useful. Stay tuned to Herzindagi for more such stories.

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