Seaweed’s effect on the immune system
While cooking with seaweed can yield some tasty new dishes to try at home, the biggest advantage to having this green as a part of your diet is to take advantage of its many healthy properties. Seaweed benefits and nutrients can offer a wide range of healthy uses, from acting as a salt replacement to nourishing the thyroid gland with iodine. But perhaps most importantly is the fuel that seaweed provides for the immune system.
What you eat and what nutrients those food items do or don't contain play a significant role in the strength of your immune system, which in turn determines your body's ability to fend off disease-causing pathogens and harmful toxins. In other words, eating better leads to getting sick less often, and the antioxidants and phenols found in organic seaweed can help contribute to that.
One way in which seaweed can help bolster the immune system is by creating a stronger antiviral response in the body. A study published in the Journal of Applied Phycology in June 2012 found that seaweed helped to strengthen immune system functions in HIV/AIDS patients. Scientists observed over a three-month period that patients eating just 5 grams of seaweed daily helped ward off increasing numbers of virus counts. Additional research has found that regular seaweed consumption yielded a positive impact on the body's ability to stifle viral and infection rates.
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