5 Reasons To Incorporate Seaweed Into Your Diet

by Galin Djagarov August 03, 2020

5 Reasons To Incorporate Seaweed Into Your Diet

If you're a food enthusiast seeking to introduce unique flavors to your taste-buds, or a health-conscious person who wants to add more nutrition to your diet, this article is just for you! 

 

What can be better than natural food that has both flavor and nutrition?  Wondering what we're talking about? Wonder no more! The world of  seaweed  welcomes you with open arms to explore and embrace it. Trust me, you'll never want to look back once you discover the amazing benefits of making seaweed a part of your diet. 

 

Here are 5 convincing reasons to incorporate seaweed into your diet: 

 

1) Nutrition jackpot

The most prominent seaweed quality is its high nutritional value.

Packed with:

  • Various vitamins (A, B, C, E) 
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Minerals (Iodine and Iron) 
  • Fibers
  • Fatty acids 

 

Additionally, Seaweeds are low calorie and nutrient-dense.

 

 

2) Aids Weight Loss 

In a world full of tempting foods, it's challenging to find something that gives you flavor without adding unnecessary calories.

 

Seaweed can work wonders for you by making you feel full and curbing your appetite.

 

Think  Nori  sushi,  Kelp  based soups, smoothies, and salads with  Wakame.

 

3) Treats Underactive Thyroid 

Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects many people around the world. It means that your thyroid gland is underactive and not producing enough hormones. 

 

One of the underlying causes of hypothyroidism is iodine deficiency. Making seaweeds a part of your diet may allow you to overcome this deficiency and improve underactive thyroid as they contain a considerable amount of Iodine. Talk to your doctor and see if this is a good option for you.

 

 

4) Boosts Gut Health 

Seaweed serves as a powerful prebiotic for healthy gut bacteria. Our intestines are full of bacteria that break down food to turn it into compounds that support good gut and immune health. Seaweed brings about healthy digestion and overall health. 

 

5) Supports Heart Health 

Yet another benefit of seaweed fiber is it helps decrease blood cholesterol. These fibers are soluble, so they bind to salts and bile acids in the body. To counter this effect, the body uses cholesterol to replace the bonded fibers, which results in the reduction of overall cholesterol. This, along with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of seaweed fiber, promotes good heart health. 

 

Final word

There are enormous benefits of incorporating seaweed into your diet, and there's no reason not to add these flavorful and nutritious algae to your food. 

Galin Djagarov
Galin Djagarov


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