Whether you’re following the alkaline diet or just want to improve your immunity to illness and diseases, sea moss offers a variety of health benefits, and is consumable in a variety of forms.
Sea moss, also known as Irish moss (or Chondus Crispus if you want to sound fancy), is a type of red algae found on the Caribbean islands and on European coastal nations such as Ireland (hence the nickname “irish moss.” According to Irish folklore, sea moss has long been used to treat serious medical conditions like pneumonia and tuberculosis, due to its rich anti-viral properties. Today, this salty sea vegetation has made somewhat of a resurgence among health-conscious communities, as recent studies have shown that the legendary viral properties of sea moss remain useful today.
Modern applications of sea moss include everything from cooking, to skin care, to dietary supplements in the form of pills. This is because sea moss doesn’t have much of a taste, and can be easily soaked, mashed, or dried into other usable forms, such as gels, pastes, or topping for food. But before we talk about the many ways you can use sea moss, you should first understand...
Sea moss contains many vital nutrients that can improve digestion, increase metabolism, boost immunity and so much more. Some of those nutrients include bromine, sulfur, calcium, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, phosphate, manganese, potassium, beta-carotene, selenium, protein, pectin, zinc, vitamin-C and B-vitamins. Here are some of the ways your body benefits from nutrient-rich sea moss...
Now that you’re an expert on the health benefits of sea moss, you can finally start using it to cook with and to nourish your skin.
From cooking to skincare to supplements, sea moss can be used in many forms, but its most common form is an ingredient for cooking. Before I provide specific examples of how you can use sea moss as an ingredient for cooking, you must know how to prepare it, which depends on if you’re using dried or fresh sea moss.
If the moss is dried, you can soak it in water for a few hours, then rinse away any sand, and if the moss is fresh, just wash it thoroughly and get cooking. After rinsing your sea moss, you can simmer it in clean water until it’s tender, then mash it into a paste. That paste will be a nutritious ingredient for foods such as…
Sea moss can also be used in non-dairy elixirs, which are sweet drinks with medicinal qualities.
Of course, if you don’t feel like preparing sea moss, you can still enjoy its innumerous benefits by consuming sea moss supplements in the form of capsule.
Like with any consumable, the benefits of sea moss will vary from person to person and from product to product. Capsule supplements will have specific instructions for when and how to consume them, but when it comes to preparing sea moss for meals, your options for consumption are more varied.
Sea moss can greatly enhance the nutritional value of your meals, making it an excellent ingredient to use on a daily basis. How much sea moss you consume on a daily basis is up to you. However, there are exceptions…
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, avoid sea moss for the time being, and do not feed it to infants, as it may suppress their immune system. If you have chronic bleeding disorders or hypertension, use sea moss with caution.
If you do not fall into the above exceptions, then sea moss will offer amazing health benefits to you.
The benefits of sea moss and the ways it can be used are endless! Enjoy.