Seaweed – The Vegetable of The Sea
While you many not enjoy coming across a clump of seaweed while swimming in the ocean, this oceanic plant is packed full of health and beauty-boosting properties that are too good to ignore. Below are a few things you might not know about seaweed.
Seaweed Is A Superfood
Seaweed is surprisingly high in protein, calcium, and vitamin A – and contains more vitamin C than oranges. Seaweed has an unusually high mineral content. It has natural anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. These are just a few reasons why you will find this deep sea plant in a multitude of supplement and food forms. Seaweed can be eaten both raw and dried and is popular in many Chinese and Japanese dishes. From seaweed salad to sushi wraps, or even an added ingredient in soup.
Seaweed For Your Skin
We have all heard of seaweed wraps for your skin, but you don’t have to go to the spa to enjoy the beauty benefits of seaweed. There is a multitude of at-home seaweed products for you to choose from, including a daily cleanser, body wash, moisturiser, hair products, and even deodorant. The nutrient and mineral content of seaweed are not its only advantages, but also its ability to naturally exfoliate and detoxify your skin. Seaweed also cleanses and tones, while improving elasticity, essential for ageing with grace.
Other Amazing Seaweed Benefits
When applied topically, seaweed stimulates and improves circulation. It soothes inflammation and arthritis and helps to heal rashes, acne, and skin abrasions. Daily use of seaweed body products even helps to prevent your skin from harmful free radicals. It is a moisturising beauty product and leaves you with healthy and glowing skin.
Even if seaweed is not a culinary food of choice, it’s hard to deny its impressive beauty benefits!
Have you used seaweed for any of the above benefits? Do you know of any other uses for seaweed? Have you accidentally eaten a friend who was wrapped in seaweed? Please tell us your experiences in the comments below.
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