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The Reasons Why You Should Eat Sea Vegetables

Sea vegetables are algaes that can be eaten as food. There is the nori, wakame, arame, hijiki, agar-agar, kelp noodles, kombu and even supplements such as chlorella and spilurina. They all offer a lot of health benefits. They contain a wide variety of essential minerals, including calcium, copper, magnesium, and iron.

Adding sea vegetables into your diet can greatly improve the appearance of your hair, skin, and nails. It can add thickness and shine to your hair, slow the aging process, clear and protect your skin, and strengthen your nails.

It has a high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This is because they extract lipids and phospholipids that act as free radical scavengers.

They reduce the risk of cardiac diseases. They contain high levels of vitamins A, C and E, as well as a wide range of flavonoids that are cardio protective. It contains polysaccharides which tends to reduce blood cholesterol and lipid levels. It is a rich source of phytosterols which help lower intestinal cholesterol absorption. Furthermore, it has a high mineral content which reduces the overall blood pressure.

It is a good source of iron. One tablespoon of dried sea vegetable will contain between 1/2 milligram and 35 milligrams of iron, and this iron is also accompanied by a measurable amount vitamin C.

It is also a good source of natural iodine. Some species from the brown algae genus Laminaria are able to accumulate iodine in up to 30,000 times more concentrated a form than sea water. This is good news since studies report that over two billion people have insufficient iodine in their diets.

It is a heavy metal detox. The chlorella acts as a natural chelator to remove heavy metals from the body. Some of these toxic environmental metal include lead, mercury, cadmium, uranium, aluminum and arsenic. Chlorella acts by wrapping itself around stubborn toxins residing in our bodies and keep them from being reabsorbed.

It strengthens the immune system. It stimulates B cells and macrophages which are immune cells.

It is a good source of vitamins and minerals. For example, 1 tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina can provide 20 calories, 1.7 grams of carbs, 4 grams of protein, 0.5 grams of fat, 0.3 grams of fiiber, 15% of the RDI of riboflavin, 11% of the RDI of thiamin, 11% of the RDI of iron, 7% of the RDI of manganese, and 21% of the RDI of copper.

Make sure to add sea vegetables such as Spirulina into your diet so that you will be healthy and have a well-balanced diet.

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