Though it is centuries old, recently, this superfood has garnered much attention. Sea Moss, a type of algae or seaweed known scientifically as Chondrus Crispus, is a natural source of essential minerals, vitamins, and all-around nutrient dense. Sea moss has anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties and is a preventative measure and treatment for various conditions. Sea Moss is Ocean’s gold.
Growing naturally along the turbulent waters of the Atlantic coast, the incredible benefits of sea moss rings true to millions of people who consume it worldwide. The habitats of the northern hemisphere made sea moss the food of choice during the Irish potato famine of the 1800s, hence the term “Irish moss.” When starvation and disease swept across parts of Ireland between 1845-1849, sea moss became essential to supplement the Irishman’s diet.
This versatile seaweed serves many purposes. Sea moss is used worldwide in various ways, including topically to hydrate the skin and hair. In the Caribbean, it is regularly used as a thickening agent and can be blended with milk, sweeteners, spices like cinnamon, and nutmeg to make a nutrient-enriched beverage. Sea moss gel is a nourishing addition to smoothies, coffee, tea, oatmeal, salad dressings, and stews. It serves as a preservative and emulsifier to novelties like ice cream cream, pudding, pies, chocolate milk, and pre-packaged frozen goods, among other items.
Sea moss is potent; it helps build your immune system, promotes gut health, and aids in weight loss while aiding live bacteria serving as probiotics for our bodies. Chock full of 92 minerals, sea moss, provides our bodies with vegan, gluten-free sources of nutrients, including iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, chromium, potassium, and riboflavin. Women are significant beneficiaries of the wellness that sea moss offers. It promotes a healthy reproductive system by combating infertility, increasing libido, and promoting a healthy sex life.
Recently, sea moss has been artificially grown in pools, a very unsafe practice. When you add this superfood to your daily diet, ensure that your sea moss provider and manufacturer are reputable. As in everything we do in our daily lives, moderation is key.
Fiona Francis, Licensed Clinical Therapist serving communities in Louisiana and Texas, with a practice that focuses on holistic health and wellness. With 13 years of clinical practice Fiona’s goal is to help others understand how multi-dimensional we are as humans and the necessary steps we need to take to ensure that every fiber of our being is attended to .