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Studied Health Editor: Eric Roberts
Sea vegetables – also known as seaweeds have long been a staple and healing food in certain parts of the world.
Sea vegetables can provide minerals, trace elements, vitamins and fiber. They offer balanced nutrients allowing people to easily incorporate healthy nutrients into everyday meals. Sea vegetables can be used in insignificant amounts in recipes to enhance flavors and nutrient values.
· An ideal potassium: sodium ratio
· A non-dairy source of calcium
· A reliable source of iron
· Excellent source of iodine
· Major source for vitamins b-12 and b-6
· Source of lesser amounts of protein
Potential Health benefits
· Blood sugar stabilizer
Sea vegetables are nutrient dense, because of this only small amount are needed for use in recipes and supplements. Brown seaweeds tend to work better in soups and stews. Red seaweeds are better used in sandwiches, stir-fry’s and salads.
For beginners its recommended to use milled sea vegetables to start with, as they are more affordable and easier to work with. I listed a beginners list below.
· Dulse flakes
· Dulse powder
· Kelp flakes
· Kelp powder
· Alaria powder
· Laver flakes
For products, recipes and information check out the following resources.
In conclusion sea vegetables not only are a reliable source of micro-nutrients for humans. Sea vegetables can be beneficial for plants, and animals as a supplement. Although clinical trails and more research needs to be done it is thought that sea vegetables can greatly enhance Health.