Thursday, August 27, 2009

Seaweed - A Cure from the Sea

Seaweed and other sea vegetables contain beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, and chlorophyll, as well as chlorophylones - important fatty acids that may help in the fight against breast cancer. Many sea vegetables also have high concentrations of the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and iodine.
The 72 natural trace elements in all seafood are a powerful and highly effective natural remedy for many cancers, arthritis, MS, leukemia and many other 'incurable' diseases. This has now been proven over and over again by dozens of recent discoveries in the biomedical sciences.
Seaweed has been confirmed as one of Nature's "all- round pharmaceutical miracles" with claims that it can accomplish everything from warding off and treating several types of cancer, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, thin the blood, prevent ulcers, kill bacteria and even cure constipation.
As the seaweed is organic (easily broken down) and the natural vitamins, foundation minerals and vital nutrients are in such an assimilable form, this wonderful sea vegetable is of huge nutritional benefit and really is a natural whole food vitamin supplement.
Another problem seaweed can assist with is helping the body to maintain the acid/alkaline balance in blood, lymph and cells. Modern diet tends to favour carbohydrates, protein and fats, which can all become surplus acid deposits if our bodies do not have the means to fully metabolise them. Often this produces food allergy and intolerances, with acid build up in the system which is a cause of heartburn, indigestion, and ulcers. Seaweed can neutralise these acids so they can be safely eliminated and help restore balance.
Seaweed has been described as "the most nutritious form of vegetation on this planet", so the next time you spot some on the sea shore remember it is far more than a smelly weed!

Kelp Seaweed Nutritional Facts, for 100 grams:
Calories: 43
Calories from Fat: 5
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Total Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 233mg
Total Carbohydrates: 10g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 5%
Vitamin K: 82%
Calcium: 17%
Iron: 16%

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