Amal Clooney's breakfast superfood she has every day isn't your average morning ingredient - but now we want to try it

If Amal Clooney swears by seaweed in the morning, we could be convinced it's a breakfast food

Amal Clooney breakfast superfood - Amal Clooney, the wife of actor George Cloony, attends a reception for the 2022 Kennedy Center honorees at the White House on December 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. This year's honorees include actor and filmmaker George Clooney; singer-songwriter Amy Grant; singer Gladys Knight; composer Tania León; and Irish rock band U2, comprised of band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr.
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Amal Clooney eats seaweed every day for breakfast - which sounds a little strange, until you learn about all of the nutritional benefits the superfood boasts.

One woman we love to learn more about is Amal Clooney, human rights activist, and lawyer - and of course, the stunning wife of A-list actor, George Clooney. From her stunning collection of her best outfits, to her philanthropic work, the star is nothing short of inspiring - but her nutritional practices may be a tad hard for some to stomach. 

It's been well-known that Amal incorporates seaweed into her breakfast every day - which, to us, may sound a bit strange, and quite the far cry from a fry up or a pastry. However, Amal Clooney looks fantastic, so maybe we should be eating seaweed for breakfast too. Nutritional experts recently weighed in about why this superfood is so good for you, and their research is pretty convincing. 

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So what's the big deal about seaweed?

"Seaweed, on the nutritional scale, weighs in far more than its actual weight: It is rich in iodine, iron, calcium, collagen, amino acids, and fiber,” Karen Cummings-Palmer, an integrative health and nutrition coach, explained to Vogue

To incorporate seaweed into her breakfast, Amal usually has it in the form of a piping hot bowl of seaweed soup, and sometimes a boiled egg, according to Heat magazine.

If eating seaweed or sea moss, another popular superfood in recent years, in the morning sounds a little too intense for you, Karen suggests perhaps incorporating it into a smoothie, or eating any meal that traditionally includes seaweed, like sushi. 

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What are the health benefits of eating seaweed?

Well, for starters, seaweed supports brain function, according to Karen, and can even help reduce stress. "Seaweed is rich in omega-3, a powerful anti-inflammatory that is critical for supporting cognitive function, and magnesium, a mineral that plays an important role in stress reduction," she said.

Surprisingly, it also has skin benefits, helping improve your skin's elasticity and texture. "Seaweed is rich in collagen, which supports the ‘scaffolding’ of the face, as well as vitamin C, which further promotes our natural collagen production," Karen added. "It also contains humectants, which hydrate the skin and improve its ability to retain moisture, making seaweed a powerful beauty food."

No wonder Amal Clooney looks as fab as she does, always having glowing skin to the nines. 

If still, this is too much to stomach, Karen says you can search for seaweed or seaweed-adjacent supplements to incorporate into your daily routine, such as spirulina, sea moss, or algae, which can be purchased over the counter.

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.