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Under the Sea!

Happy Thursday!

Do you want to know a real easy and quick way to add some magnesium into your diet? Chrondrus crispus, commonly called Irish sea moss. We actually get this and I add a tablespoon or two to our shakes I make in the morning.

Do you know what other amazing benefits sea moss has? (And don't worry, sea moss does not change the taste of your shake.) Sea moss does boost immune and soothe digestion to strengthen joints and improve skin health. (I will even put some on my face with some turmeric powder as a mask from time to

time!) Sea moss helps reduce inflammation, it also helps your body get rid of excess mucus. Sea moss is great for respiratory health. Sea moss helps get rid of bacteria in the gut and increases digestive health. When applied to the skin, it can help improve eczema, psoriasis, and acne breakouts.

Sea moss has 92 or the 110 minerals that the body is made from. Sea moss contains beta-carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, and sulfur as well as minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, amino acids, omega-3, antioxidants, and zinc. These contribute to healthy cell functioning in the body. Sea moss is great for your skin because it helps your body produce collagen!

Sea moss gel is simply soaked sea moss blended with water. You can add bladderwrack or even elderberry to your sea moss to give it more of a nutrient boost as well. You can make your own sea moss gel to add to smoothies. When buying online, it is extremely important to purchase it from a reputable source. The recommended amount of sea moss gel to take daily is 1-2 tablespoons a day. I have even added cinnamon to mine when I make sea moss gel.(You could add nutmeg or clove as well, and then add that to your smoothie or shake daily.) I do store mine in the fridge in a glass jar. You can even add it to soups or stews if you didn't want to add it to a morning smoothie.

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