What makes seaweed such a vital addition to a healthy diet?
If you've recently started becoming serious about eating better and establishing a healthier diet for yourself, you've probably come across the word "superfood" once or twice in your research. If you're at a loss as to what exactly that term is referring to, a superfood is simply a food item that's chock full of minerals, trace elements, vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids, all of which contribute to more nutritious eating and even antiviral benefits. There are plenty of superfoods to choose to incorporate into your diet, but you would be hard-pressed to find a better choice than seaweed.
"Gram for gram, sea vegetables are higher in essential vitamins and minerals than any other known food group," writes Living Green Magazine, an online publication that specializes in healthy living and environmental news. "These minerals are bio-available to the body in chelated, colloidal forms that make them more easily absorbed. Sea vegetables contain critical nutrients that benefit brain function and development. This includes folic acid, iodine, choline and omega-3 fatty acids."
Because seaweed acts as a type of undersea "sponge," this sea plant easily soaks up nutrients in the ocean — including iodine, calcium and magnesium — and acts as a greater source of these minerals than most other food items. As a result, if you're looking to improve your diet and adopt a healthier lifestyle, seaweed is one of the best additions you can make.
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