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Seaweed could be key in weight loss

Seaweed could be key in weight loss

Jamie Oliver is a celebrity chef well-known for fabulous culinary creations and a commitment to making healthy eating fun. His own personal health journey, during which he lost almost 40 pounds, was centered around simple foods that are nutritious and delicious. It's no wonder, then, that he cites seaweed as a major catalyst in helping him make the change. 

His claim has solid scientific background. Last year, researchers at Newcastle University performed a study whose results suggested an important role for seaweed in preventing fat storage. It contains alginate, which is believed to be able to block the digestion of a fat-digestion enzyme, which could help people stay leaner and healthier.

These benefits didn't escape the notice of Oliver. He told the Daily Mail about how amazing it's been for his own diet.

"Our ancestors ate seaweed. It's got a load of iodine and it's the most nutritious vegetable in the world. I'm saying lose it in a minestrone because that stuff is really, really good for you. It's like dynamite – fibre, nutrients, all the minerals, aids digestion – unbelievable," he explained.

In fact, we at Seagreens have performed peer-reviewed research on this very phenomenon, published in the international medical journal Appetite. This study was the first time seaweed had been tested as a tool in the fight against obesity, and the results were encouraging: the men who ate seaweed consumed nearly 200 fewer calories per day than the control group. 

For a stable daily dose of omega-3s, antioxidants and many other essential nutrients, try Seagreens Food Capsules. Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.

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