Seaweed, a good source of nutrients: new report

Seaweed, sometimes called sea vegetable, is a rich source of  nutrients and is loaded with a variety of health benefits, a new report bared recently.

A new report made by Linden Herring on the site, said that compared to vegetables and fruits, seaweed contains more vitamins than these two.

Seaweed is also a good source of calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, Vitamin B, vitamin C, protein, fiber alpha linolenic acid, and EPA.

This sea vegetable is also loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties.

It is a rich source of natural iodine that helps maintain a healthy thyroid function.

It is a good source of polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are important in preventing degenerative diseases involving cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2.

Seaweed helps improve liver function, and stabilizes blood sugar.

Seaweed is a good food for improving memory, for clearing  skin, and increasing eyesight.

It may help maintain dental health, boost thyroid function, and improve immune system.

Herring reported that sea-weed  prevents allergies and infections, normalizes cholesterol levels, and lowers blood pressure, nurtures healthy heart vessels, and improves the digestive system.

The same report showed that seaweed can help regulate estrogen and estradiol levels, reduce the risk of breast cancer, control PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and improve female fertility issues.

This brown sea vegetable is a potent source of antioxidants that can prevent inflammation, and reduce the risk of arthritis, depression, asthma, celiac disease, and obesity, the report said.

With its amazing health benefits, seaweed should become a must-eat of every Filipino family.#