Sea moss is the new superfood everyone needs to try. It’s having a major moment that comes along with major benefits. Wondering if I’m talking about algae that grows in the ocean...yes I am!
Sea moss, also known as Irish moss is a type of red algae that grows in cool waters. If you’ve ever had a vegan dessert that is super creamy, you’ve most likely had sea moss- it’s a common thickening ingredient. However, it’s easy to throw into a quick smoothie at home or chia seed pudding!
Still questioning why sea moss is important, let’s dive into some of the health benefits:
THYROID HEALTH: It’s great for thyroid health because it’s rich in iodine (an important mineral in thyroid health).
GUT HEALTH: Helps with gut health as sea moss is a good source of live bacteria and fiber.
WEIGHT LOSS: Due to the fact it’s rich in fiber, it can help you feel full and prevent overeating which helps in weight loss.
IMPORTANT VITAMINS: Sea moss is filled with amazing vitamins such as: antioxidants, trace elements, and minerals. All the good things your body needs!
HELPS WITH CONGESTION: Feeling sick? Because it has high levels of potassium chloride, sea moss can improve congestion. It also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties which may help you fight off a cold.
HAIR/SKIN/NAILS: If applied topically, you can use it as a moisturizer. It fights off inflammation and will help your skin retain moisture. Because it contains 15 of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body, it is known to help reduce wrinkles, help with hair/nail growth and help certain skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Interested in trying this trendy superfood? You can purchase sea moss at your local health store or online! I recommend adding it into your morning smoothies or to your oats. You can also use it to thicken up desserts + sauces. You can even make your own homemade face mask or look for skincare products with sea moss included in the ingredients.