Sea Moss is good for what???
Updated: May 2
Sea Moss is an excellent superfood and has the following health benefits...
Can help expel mucus from the body
In addition to its heavy mineral count, Sea Moss is full of Potassium Chloride, Omega-3 fatty acids and Chlorophyll, the main nutrients responsible for dissolving inflammation or mucus in the respiratory and lymphatic system. Sea Moss contains anti-viral and antimicrobial compounds that help the body fight off infection and boost the immune system.
The thyroid is responsible for regulating hormones, metabolisim, growth and the development of the body. Thyroid disorders are typically caused by a lack of iodine and/or selenium. Sea moss is packed with more iodine and selenium than any other food on the planet. Making it a good choice for balancing the thyroid.
Because of the soothing effects of Sea Moss on the mucous membranes in the body, it works as an amazing digestive aid. It can coat the stomach and help to heal the body of ulcers. Sea Moss is also packed with fiber that can regulate bowel movement and alleviates gas.
Sea Moss has a high mineral content. It is high in Potassium. Potassium helps our body maintain healthy mental and emotional function. A lack of it leads to anxiety, irritability, and depression. Because Potassium can't be stored, we need an adequate supply from our food. Sea Moss packs more potassium than two bananas. This makes it the premier food to boost mental health and uplift mood.
Sexual Health and Fertility
In the Caribbean, Sea Moss is most commonly used as a natural aphrodisiac for men. The high mineral content can help balance the hormores and incerease testosterone levels.
Sea Moss's iodine content helps to boost metabolism and increase energy. In addition, its ability to absorb moisture and increase bulk creates the feeling of fullness, that helps to decrease appetite. The gentle laxative effect of Sea Moss, also helps to process waste through the body faster, and accelerate weight loss.
Packed with Essential Nutrients
Our bodies are made up of 102 essential minerals. Sea Moss contains 92 of the 102. It is packed with protein, B-Vitamins, Pectin, Taurine ( an amino acid usually lacking in vegan or vegetarian diets) Vitamin C and many essential nutrients that promote healthy body functions.
A lack of oxygen in the blood results in lower hemoglobin levels and decreased red blood cell count. This condition is usually diagnosed as anemia. Sea Moss, which is rich iron may help maintain a healthy red blood cell count.
Improve Joint Health
Sea Moss's anti-inflammatory properties can help decrease swelling in and around the joints. It can soothe the soft tissue and promote motility. Sea moss can be helpful to people suffering from Arthritis, joint pain and athletes desiring to speed recovery after intense workouts.
How to use...
Sea moss is made into a gel buy soaking the raw sea moss, rinsing and cleaning, then blending with spring or distilled water in a blender. In this form you can add to smoothies, water, tea, soups, stews or anything you may want to thicken. I add sea moss to greens, beans, rice and pasta. I really add to almost anything. Sea moss also makes a good face mask. It hydrates and brightens the skin. Just think outside the box!!! Your body will thank you!!
**Sea moss must be refridgerated and has a shelf life of 2-3 weeks.