Revealing the Hype Behind Sea Moss: 5 Benefits of Irish Moss
Recently there has been a lot of chatter on which vitamins and supplements to take to boost our immune systems and promote good health. However, in the holistic realm of medicine sea moss has been the new craze online. Although it is said that sea moss has been around for decades, widely known in Carribean households, you might be new to its’ popularity.
What is sea moss? Sea moss is a red algae that grows on the Atlantic Coast lines of North America, Europe and the Carribean Islands. Scientifically known as Chrondus Crispus it’s abundant in numerous nutrients and minerals the body relies on such as Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, B12, B1 and B2. Surprisingly, sea moss is known to contain around 92 minerals out of the 102 the body needs to thrive according to the Sebi Guide.
Once you purchase sea moss at your local health food store, you might be puzzled at its’ dried state. By looking at dried Irish sea moss, it appears strange and you might think to yourself: How do I prepare this awkward-looking algae? First soak the red algae in water for up to 4-6 hours; it will double in size and appear lighter in color. Once rehydrated wash the sea moss of any debri and strain. Once washed, toss it in a blender with 1 cup of water until it’s a gel consistency. Add more water as desired and to prevent an apple sauce texture. Store it in the refrigerator and it will naturally thicken. You can add this sea moss gel to smoothies, soups, juices, or to recipes that require a thickening agent. The shelf life of the sea moss is 2 weeks.
What are the benefits of consuming sea moss?
Helps to remove mucus from the body
Boosts the immune system and its function
Aids in digestion
Helps thyroid function
Supports skin health
If you are new to sea moss, have an open mind and search an informational youtube video on how to incorporate this liquid magic into your diet. Play around with adding sea moss to your favorite smoothie recipes and most importantly remember that the journey of health and wellness is never ending.