Utilizing seaweed as a rich source of fiber

Utilizing seaweed as a rich source of fiber

Fiber is a crucial part of the human diet that is often underestimated and sometimes completely overlooked. 

In his 1979 bestseller, "Don't Forget the Fibre in Your Diet," renowned surgeon Dr. Denis Burkitt emphasized the importance of maintaining high fiber levels. Eating a plant-based diet, he theorized, could greatly reduce disease in the lives of modern Americans. 

"Many of the major and commonest diseases in modern Western culture are universally rare in third-world communities," he wrote in his book. He went on to say that these diseases "were uncommon even in the United States until after World War l." 

This led Dr. Burkitt to theorize that many of these diseases, such as heart disease and colon cancer, are not strictly hereditary but based in large part on the diets and lifestyles of individuals. One dietary habit that changed drastically after World War I, and could be to blame for these contemporary maladies, was a sharp decrease in fiber intake. 

One proven way to get your daily dose of healthy fiber is to eat more seaweed.

Best Health Magazine reported that seaweed is "a great source of fibre. But not just any old fibre. Seaweed is mostly soluble fibre, the kind that turns into a gel, slowing down the digestive process, thus inhibiting the absorption of sugars and cholesterol." 

If you don't know how to incorporate raw seaweed into your daily diet, don't despair. Seagreens Salad & Condiment, for instance is made with actual seaweed but can be used as a condiment in salads, a nutritious tonic in tea or as an alternative to table salt that packs in twice the flavor with half the sodium.

Seagreens products contain all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that make raw seaweed one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables available. All of Seagreens' supplements and products are made with Seagreens' organic wild wrack seaweeds, 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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