Benefits Of Sea Vegetables


Sea vegetables can be an important source of nutrients which can satisfy our daily needs. Most of them contain a high level of vitamins and minerals which are essential for our health. Most of these nutrients are in the form of chelate gel and are very easily to be absorbed by the human body. Moreover, they contains a variety of nutrients which are building blocks of brain cells including folic acid, iodine, choline and Omega-3 fatty acids.


Nowadays, many people are suffering from the lack of adequate iodine which plays an important role for the functionality of thyroid. Kelp is considered to be one of the best natural sources of iodine. The iodine contained in the sea vegetables is several times higher than other vegetable species. Furthermore, they are rich in other minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. They are also a source of chlorophyll which is mainly used to purify the blood. Another important mineral which can found in these vegetables is vanadium which is helpful for regulating the blood glucose levels for people suffering from diabetes. Most of them contain some special substances which is capable of lowering the risk of inflammatory-related diseases in our body. There are many studies started all around the world regarding how to use these vegetables to reduce pain and the reversal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. They are also important raw materials of lots of popular medicines for reducing the blood clots.

The Sulfated Polysaccharides extracted from these sea weed has strong anti-virus properties and can greatly enhance the effectiveness of human’s immune system. They have been proved to be able to prevent the accumulation of may types of viruses such as herpes, and cut of the provision of nutrition for these virus which is important for them to survive and replicate. Most sea vegetables grow like a sponge and they absorb a large amount of minerals during the growth including calcium, magnesium and iodine. However, they can also absorb some harmful minerals such as lead, arsenic and cadmium. Many ecologists use sea vegetables as biological monitors to determine the degree of heavy metal pollution of water in some areas.

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