Pacific Sea Moss is food. We make no claims as to the health benefits. We leave that to peer-reviewed evidence from researchers over the years; by looking at the Japanese and the contrast with the western world; and from increasing research interest in using the pacific sea moss.
Research data suggests 50 grams of fresh seaweed (5 grams of dry) has a material effect. More is better. But not too much.
There are many products in the market that claim health benefits.
We believe that eating whole food (albeit dry) provides nutritional and health benefits.
As Michael Polan says “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.”
Even a decade ago, food author Michael Pollan was lecturing 2009 CDC scientists.
“The French paradox is that they have better heart health than we do (Americans) despite being a cheese-eating, wine-swilling, fois-gras-gobbling people,” Pollan said. “The American paradox is we are a people who worry unreasonably about dietary health yet have the worst diet in the world.”
In various parts of the world, Pollan noted, necessity has forced human beings to adapt to all kinds of diets.
“The Masai subsist on cattle blood and meat and milk and little else. Native Americans subsist on beans and maize. And the Inuit in Greenland subsist on whale blubber and a little bit of lichen,” he said. “The irony is, the one diet we have invented for ourselves — the Western diet — is the one that makes us sick.”
Snowballing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the U.S. can be traced to an unhealthy diet. So how do we change?
Pollan says everything he’s learned about food and health can be summed up in seven words: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”Probably the first two words are most important. “Eat food” means to eat real food — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and, yes, fish and meat — and to avoid what Pollan calls “edible food-like substances.”
Pollan has 7 suggestions about healthy food.
- Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. “When you pick up that box of portable yogurt tubes or eat something with 15 ingredients you can’t pronounce, ask yourself, “What are those things doing there?” Seaweed has been a staple for tens of thousands of years!
- Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Seaweed. Pure. Simple. Nothing added. Nothing subtracted.
- Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store. Real food tends to be on the outer edge of the store near the loading docks, where it can be replaced with fresh foods when it goes bad. We would like you to eat fresh seaweed. Dry seaweed is the next best thing.
- Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot. “There are exceptions — honey — but as a rule, things like Twinkies that never go bad aren’t food,” Seaweed was the supermarkets a long time ago.
- It is not just what you eat but how you eat. “Always leave the table a little hungry,” Pollan says. “Many cultures have rules that you stop eating before you are full. In Japan, they say eat until you are four-fifths full. Islamic culture has a similar rule, and in German culture they say, ‘Tie off the sack before it’s full.” Seaweed. Add to your daily diet. There is good evidence for weight loss as the seaweed makes you feel full.
- Families traditionally ate together, around a table and not a TV, at regular meal times. It’s a good tradition. Enjoy meals with the people you love. “Remember when eating between meals felt wrong?” Australian Aboriginals were eating seaweed before the Roman empire.
- Don’t buy food where you buy your gasoline. In the U.S., 20% of food is eaten in the car.
We make no medical claims. But we all understand seaweed is healthy. What you may not know is that peer-reviewed scientific papers have shown in countless studies on humans, animals and in test tubes that seaweed is healthy. BioSea Health provides seaweed as a simple way to consume food. Simply good healthy food.