Seaweeds have a high concentration of important vitamins and minerals, & as part of healthy diet are a great source for people with mineral deficiencies.
Seaweeds can be both stored dried and fresh and added into many healthy recipes such as miso soup, sushi and other fermented foods. Seaweeds have 8 times more calcium than beef and milk. See our Blog Cooking with Kombu!
- Seaweed is low in calories and fat, which of course makes it an attractive food for healthy eating and losing excess weight
- Seaweed can also combat depression & fatigue through its high vitamin B1 content
- Seaweed helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels through its high potassium content
A Rich New Source Of Heart-Healthy Food Ingredients – Seaweed
In an article that may bring smiles to the faces of vegetarians who consume no dairy products and vegans, who consume no animal-based foods, scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential source of healthy food ingredients. Seaweed and other “macroalgae” could rival milk products as sources of these so-called “bioactive peptides,” they conclude in an article in ACS’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
“Sodium is not to blame for high blood pressure, sodium chloride and table salt may be. But table salt contains sugar, aluminum salts, and several other agents as well as sodium chloride. This is an unnatural salt solution and one that creates cardiovascular stress. The naturally occurring sodium in Seaweeds bathes the inner being with rich salty nourishment, like the amniotic fluid of our original home. This sodium relieves tension in blood vessels made brittle by immersion in the wrong saline solution, table salt.” Excerpted from the text “Healing Wise – A Wise Woman’s Herbal” by Susun Weed
Kombu is a high source of nutrients such as magnesium, iodine, calcium and protein. Kombu reduces the chances of cancer and is a good source of minerals for people with mineral deficiencies. You can add kombu to beans and sprouts to improve digestion and reduce gas.
Seaweed can purify the blood because Seaweeds chemical compositions are very similar to blood plasma in human beings. Seaweed alkalinizes the blood and protects the body against toxins in the environment such as heavy metals like mercury, harmful salts, pollutions and radiation. Seaweed also neutralizes the acidly effects of our daily diet and can help with weight loss and reducing cellulite. Because of the unique structure of seaweed this plant is able to absorb a great number of nutrients from the ocean and its environment.
Kelp is a great source of magnesium and calcium with high protein content. Kelp can be used both in powder and capsule and is highly recommended to people with mineral deficiencies
Seaweed draws an extraordinary wealth of mineral elements form the sea that can account for up to 36% of its dry mass. These nutrients include sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, zinc, Beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and calcium just to name a few. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Seaweed is also high in fiber and protein and low in carbohydrates. It provides up to ten times more calcium and iron by weight than dairy products.
It has traditionally been eaten in Asian cultures to strengthen the circulatory system and help lower cholesterol. Today scientists are researching other potential health benefits of Seaweed.
Daily use of Seaweed provides optimum nourishment for the hormonal, lymphatic, urinary and nervous systems.
- Acts as an antibiotic; assists the thyroid in releasing iodine into the blood stream when infection is present. Iodine fights infection. Helps prevent disease
- Abounds in calcium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, and other mineral including trace minerals.
- Good for nails and hair loss.
- Regulates the thyroid and pituitary glands (activates all glands of body).
- Helps to regulate body temperature; aids in chronic low body temperature.
- Good for pancreas and adrenals.
- Helps male and females organs, good for prostate.
- Builds cell membrane.
- Aids function of digestive and endocrine systems.
- Tests claim it is preventative of fetus abnormalities. Good during pregnancy because it normalizes glands and hormones and because of its high mineral content.
- Helps to prevent growth of tumors.
- Cleanse the body of radiation.
- Acts as an antibiotic; assists the thyroid in releasing iodine into the blood stream when infection is present. Iodine fights infection.
Want to Detox? Seaweeds have crazy antioxidants that help alkalize the blood and strengthen our digestive tract. The alginic acid in sea veggies absorb toxins from this digestive tract. They also have the broadest range of minerals you can find in any food!
Helps prevent disease.
Don’t forget the extra energy, stamina, freedom from fatigue and longevity that come from regular use of Seaweed!
See Seaweed Pete’s “Guest Blog” post –
for an indepth look at the “fertilizer” benefits of Seaweed