Are you tired of chomping on plain old lettuce to get your daily dose of greens? Well, time to shake a leg and slide some funky, slimy sea moss down the hatch.
Sea moss, also known as Irish moss or Chondrus Crispus, is a type of red algae that grows in the Atlantic Ocean. It has been traditionally used for centuries as a food and medicine in Ireland and other parts of Europe.
Not only is sea moss the ultimate Instagram-worthy food (just try to resist those vibrant red hues), but it’s also packed with all kinds of nutrients that’ll make your body do a little happy dance, including iodine, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Iodine is crucial for keeping your thyroid in tip-top shape. Trust me, you don’t want to mess with your thyroid. It’s the boss of your metabolism, and nobody wants a sluggish metabolism (except maybe sloths, but they’re cute AF so it’s okay).
Sea moss is also rich in fibre, which means it can help keep things moving smoothly in the ol’ digestive system and if that wasn’t enough of a sell, it’s also packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can give your immune system a boost.
Oh, and lest we forget about that lush skin of yours. Sea moss is high in minerals and has some serious skin-soothing powers as well as hydrating the skin. So, you have the tick of approval to slather that goo all over your money-maker, just make sure to rinse it off afterwards.
If you are looking to mix up your greens game and give your body some love, give sea moss a red hot go. Let it be known, it’s not the most appetizing food on its own, you’ve been warned. Toss it in with a smoothie instead. Capsules are also available if you just cannot fathom the thought of stomaching slime in any shape or form.
Happy seaweed munching.