Sea Moss is Good for Your Gut

Sea moss might be something new for some of us, it’s not for the coastal communities. The weed contains amazing properties and have been in use for thousands of years. As more and more people are being aware of the amazing health benefits of the weed, it’s becoming popular again. It's a type of red algae and often referred to as Irish moss.

It’s understandable why a lot of people use sea moss. The list of its potential benefits is long and impressive. Let’s take a look at the vitamins and minerals it contains:

  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A
  • Antioxidants
  • Amino Acids

The list can go on. It is believed that sea moss carries 92 of the most important minerals our bodies consist of. So there’s no doubt that sea moss is powered by goodness.

Sea moss is believed to help with plenty of conditions. It's used in beauty products as it hydrates the skin and protects it from the damaging environment. People also use it to have a stronger immune system as our bodies require more vital minerals for a better/stronger immune system. And sea moss is packed with plenty of nutrients including vitamins. Another effect of it is that makes one feel fuller. That's why it's used for weight management as well.

Similarly, sea moss is known to improve your digestive system as well. The prebiotics helps and protects the gut. It does so by promoting healthy bacteria growth as seaweeds are a great source of live bacteria. Apart from that, fiber also plays its role in keeping a healthy gut microbiome.

Sea moss also makes the whole process smooth because of its anti-inflammatory properties as it's meant to help with the leaky guts as well.This process is made possible because of the lysozymes and immunoglobulins. So if you’re suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other bowel disorders, there’s a great chance that sea moss will be your best friend.

Since we're now aware of the potential benefits of sea moss, we should try and add it to your diet. They're easily available in most grocery stores so buying them should not be a problem. Add them to your salads, soups, sauces, or smoothies. You can even try and consume them with your diet as they're almost tasteless. Just make sure to buy them from the right store.

With all that said, sea moss should still be consumed in moderation. Since they also contain iodine so having too much sea moss would not be a good idea. Having too much iodine in your system can have negative impacts on your thyroid.If you’re already suffering from a thyroid disorder orif you’re taking some sort of medication, make sure to talk to your doctor about the consumption of sea moss.

 


 

 

References

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26271359/

      2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5387034/

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