Benefits of Seaweed


When we hear of the term weed, we often link it with something waste and not useful. However, seaweeds are useful and are often used in various salads. There are also other uses of seaweed. This article will explore the benefits for you.

You must have often heard of kelp when there is a talk of seaweed. It is a green marine plant put to various culinary uses. Additionally, this seaweed is extremely beneficial due to its natural therapeutic properties and high nutritional content. Being a rich source of iodine, iron and other important nutrients, you are kept disease free and healthy.

If you garnish your salads and food items with various kinds of sea food and seaweeds, then you are not only making your food tasty and exotic, but also adding health in your life. After all, sea vegetables are low in calories and fat and high in important nutrients. As discussed before, they are a good source of iodine and iron and thus help in the optimum functioning of your thyroid gland along with aiding in blood formation. Similarly, being rich in other important nutrients like calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and also certain vitamins, seaweed help you remain healthy and fit.

Let’s look at some health benefits of seaweeds. They aid in decreasing cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar and also help in keeping your digestive system in good health. Additionally, they have been found to assist the healthy functioning of the liver.

Not only are seaweeds good for your health, but also for your hair. You can get black, shiny and healthy hair by its consumption.  Additionally, they also play a vital role in keeping your skin soft and radiant. Seaweed baths and even massages have a beneficial role as they help detoxify the body, improve circulation and keep your body, hair and skin in healthy condition.

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