Sea vegetation is slowly emerging as one of the world’s leading sources of complete nutrition. This comes as little surprise when you consider most species of seaweed work as a sponge, absorbing an extensive range of nutrients from the surrounding water. In Fact, sea vegetables are the richest natural source of minerals, trace minerals and rare earth elements. Who would have guessed these plants we used to poke as kids were not only edible, but actually good for us?
And it’s actually been found that sea vegetation’s ability to absorb nutrients is passed on to us. A study by Dr. Eric Powell, Ph. D., confirmed that sea vegetables help regulate the thyroid and parathyroid, so that our bodies can absorb and use minerals at optimum levels, playing an essential role in maintaining the health and elasticity of the arterial walls.
One such sea vegetable is Fucus vesiculosus, (commonly known as bladderwrack). Found in several oceans around the world, this species was actually the original source for iodine; an essential nutrient for the thyroid gland. In fact, according to a reference from P.R. Burkholder’s Drugs from the Sea, the low frequency of goiter ( an enlargement of the thyroid gland usually caused by thyroid hormone deficiency) in maritime people has been attributed to the iodine content in bladderwrack.
This incredible sea vegetable, bladderwrack, actually produces an electrolytic magnetic action. More simply put, electrolytes are a major force in controlling fluid balance in the body. This electrolytic process releases excess body fluids from overcrowded cells and dissolves fatty wastes through the skin, replacing them with depleted minerals, particularly potassium and iodine.
In addition, this all-natural iodine source elevates thyroid productivity, boosting metabolism, so food energy is used more efficiently; before it converts into fat. It’s like a personal trainer for your thyroid, but there’s no embarrassing spandex involved.
By no means is this a miracle-cure claim for obesity. But according to a study by C.O Moro and G. Basile from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Chemistry of the University of Naples, the consumption of bladderwrack is a way to safely approach weight loss through an all-natural substance that carries multiple health benefits. It even possesses properties that have been proven to help reduce cellulite.
And no matter how amazing the benefits of a particular food, it’s important to realize that you significantly increase your chances of maintaining optimal health by consuming a well-rounded daily diet, consisting of multiple sea vegetables and, of course, regulated servings from the traditional food groups. And the safest, most effective means of weight loss and weight management will always be found through the balance of a wholesome nutritional diet, proper exercise and a positive self-image.
New benefits of consuming sea vegetables are in a continuous discovery period. And each discovery brings scientists closer to pinpointing exact benefits from consuming sea vegetables. Fortunately, the sea is an almost endless resource, and with it comes the potential to protect against dangerous radicals and the ability to supply our bodies with the means for ultra healthy lives.