Benefits of the sea

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Off to sea GreenViters! Many of us are waiting for a few days of vacation, our batteries are already a little discharged because of the accumulated hustle and bustle of the whole year and as we are aware of this, we are going to give you some tips with the benefits of the sea for you to charge batteries and increase your well-being during this summer season.

A healthy and balanced gastronomic offer

As you may know, our gastronomic offer, healthy and balanced, based on fresh, seasonal food, cooked at the moment, without fried or processed products, is a guarantee of well-being that added to good habits, will make you feel good throughout the whole year.

Even so, each season of the year offers us unique experiences worth appreciating. In this blog, we want to immerse you in the sea, a great ally within the reach of many during these holidays.

First, a little history

The therapeutic benefits have been known since ancient Greece. physically and mentally bathing in the sea. precisely, the Thalassotherapy (thalassa means sea in Greek) is a method of therapy [1] that is based on the use of different marine environments [2], together or separately (seawater [3], algae [4], mud [5] and other substances extracted from the sea) and the marine climate as a therapeutic agent.

But let’s do a quick review of the benefits of the sea

If you take a good bath in the sea, you will increase your defenses and It will improve your well-being, you will reduce the level of stress and the mental exhaustion because, the negative ions of the sea air (these negative ions are also found in the mountains), favor the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is activated as a natural “antidepressant”.

Los beceficios del mar | Greenvita, restaurante de comida sana en Barcelona

In addition, sea baths increase the concentration of iron in blood, ideal for people with mild levels of anemia.

Activate your body at sea

Contact with fresh sea water and the exercise we do when we bathe, our body activates and improves our circulation, this, together with the benefits that the sun gives us and walks along the seashore will make us feel “reborn” again.

Benefits of the sea on the skin

We will be even more beautiful inside and out. Yes, yes, all these benefits are also internal,they will transfer to our skin. The minerals that the water contains sea, salt, sulfur, iodine,… exert a draining effect and disinfectant on skin impurities. The sea breeze and the sun will help us to dry it and regenerate it so we will be more radiant.

Also if you have breathing problems such as sinusitis, marine environment exerts a very beneficial effect by the action of the moisture, which fluidizes the secretions.

What minerals do we find in the sea?

  • Sodium, responsible for its salty taste and regulator of liquids bodily;
  • Potassium, essential to maintain heart and muscle tone;
  • Iodine, which acts on the thyroid gland and has great power on disinfecting our skin;
  • Magnesium, which enhances the immune system and is an element important against aging;
  • Sulfur, effective against rheumatism and strengthens bones and tendons,
  • Silicon, an excellent preventative of infectious diseases which is also effective in bone, vascular,
    nervous and respiratory.

Always with caution

Despite all these and many other benefits, we must remind you to always take precautions before bathing, doing it in supervised areas, easily accessible, follow the recommendations and, if possible, always do it with company.

Now you know Greenviter, enjoy a refreshing bath in the beach, another of the pleasures that we can enjoy in summer and, especially during these holidays.