Seaweed, Superfoods

18 Surprising & Impressive Benefits of Seaweed

Seaweed is considered the “superfood” of all superfoods and there are so many reasons why. We happen to read a lot about seaweed, and study its value and benefits. Beyond being good for you personally, it’s also good for the environment. Here are 18 reasons (and there are more) we’ve collected on why Seaweed is such a wonder plant – in all cases this is evidenced base, and lots more studies are underway. If you aren’t a seaweed fan now, perhaps a couple of these benefits will make you one!

Central California Kelp forest on a crystal clear day. Huge columns of Giant Kelp reach for the sunlight on the surface
  1. 10X the nutrition vs. other plant-based foods
  2. It’s loaded with protein
  3. Helps with thyroid function (it’s rich in iodine)
  4. May help reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes by improving blood sugar control
  5. Aids in digestion, supports gut health
  6. Protects heart health (Seaweed helps with blood pressure regulation)
  7. A treasure trove of antioxidants, phytonutrients and rich fiber content body fat
  8. Strengthens bones — contains about seven times more calcium than milk
  9. Can improve physical and cognitive symptoms of depression as well as anxiety symptoms
  10. Possesses the ability to detoxify and cleanse the body and facilitates the excretion of toxic waste
  11. The wealth of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants in seaweed helps in keeping the skin revitalized, moisturized, and youthful
  12. Easy to grow, renewable food source (doesn’t require pesticides or herbicides to grow)
  13. Protects our oceans and vulnerable coral reefs
  14. Seaweed farms improve water quality
  15. Seaweed livestock feed supplement can also help with nutrition and detoxification of our animal-sourced foods, what they eat is what we eat; it reduces livestock producing methane emissions, a powerful greenhouse gas
  16. Can replace synthetic ingredients in makeup (lipstick, etc.)
  17. When used as a fertilizer, it can help land crops become more drought/pest resistant, accelerate plant growth, and increase nutrient density
  18. Which helps reduce our dependence on chemical fertilizers and pesticides on land-based crops

So don’t be shy, give seaweed a try! (It doesn’t taste fishy!)

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