Being able to hold your sushi is not the only purpose of consuming seaweed and we are going to discuss the benefits of this wonderful source of vitamins and minerals.
Some of the most powerful nutrition-rich foods known to human are actually grown in water, Seaweeds are the most awesome food that nature has created for us, and no other food can give you the all-round development of body like seaweed does. Today we are going to explore the benefits of seaweeds and what they actually are. Like any other land vegetable, seaweeds are also categorized into different species according to their pigmentation, some of the most common forms of seaweeds are Wakame, Nori, Irish Moss, Kelp, Kombu, Dulse, Hijiki, and Arame.
What is Seaweed?
Some people consider seaweed as a plant but originally it’s an alga. Oceans hold 97% of the earth’s water and they also contain 90% of the earth’s photosynthetic life (plants who uses sunlight to produce energy). Seaweed is very low in calories and packed with many essential minerals and vitamins. It’s a staple food in Korea, China, and Japan and now it’s increasing its footprints into western world as well due to its rich contents and low calorie.
Nutritional values that seaweed contains
Seaweeds can be known as wonder food that contains almost everything that your body required, it contains a huge variety of vitamins like A, B, C, E and K. These sea algae are also rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, potassium, selenium, iodine and Iron. Not just this but these sea-based plants are rich sources of healthy fats i.e. Omega 3 fatty acids and they contain the high amount of antioxidant compounds to help your body flush out the toxins very efficiently.
Health Benefits of Dulse,WakameAndNori
Yeah, it helps your body fight and prevent cancer-causing cells through effective digestion and flushing out toxins from the body.
What you eat influence the production of your gut bacteria, these bacteria are very important to help you digest food by breaking into smaller compounds.
Seaweeds are rich in fibers and prebiotics, apart from being low in calories seaweeds contain the enzymes that promoted healthy gut bacteria growth. Reasons to include food rich in prebiotics:
- Improves immune function and prevent the growth of cancer-causing cells.
- People who suffer from inflammation should start consuming prebiotics.
- They reduce the risk of any heart diseases.
- Weight loss and fat burning.
- Healthier bones.
Great source of iodine
Iodine controls the functioning of thyroid gland and it plays a vital role in body’s functioning. Seaweed is a very rich source of Iodine and other essential vitamins. Let’s understand the effects of Iodine on the body.
- It helps you boost your immune system
- Body’s energy level, healthy thyroid leads to optimum energy levels.
- Regulates metabolic rate
- An important role in healthy skin and hair.
- Help you get rid of toxins.
Good for the heart (because of anti-coagulant)
Seaweeds are very efficient in maintaining the healthy level of cholesterol and triglyceride, optimizing the cholesterol levels helps your heart work effectively. Anti-coagulation properties of seaweeds help in the smoother functioning of the heart.
Will help you trim your belly
People have been looking at the contents and the virtual benefits of consuming seaweed but one of the most practical and easily observed benefits of seaweed is its capability to trim your belly, how does seaweed help in trimming your belly fat?
- It contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids that are known to have many positive benefits on the body, and these are very essential fat that is required to perform many different functions in the body.
- Seaweeds contain antioxidants in a large portion; it helps in eliminating the toxins from the body and leads to better metabolic rate.
- It aids in better digestion which results in better food absorption and energy production.
Author Bio: – Jack loves to write about food products that can keep human beings fit throughout their life. As most of people say that health is wealth, Jack also has the same thinking and is a profound advocate of organic products. Jack has been working and writing about health care and organic products to spread awareness among people.