Seaweed for Health

Seaweed For most people are not interested in a particular type of food, and tend to be ignored western society.
However slipped seaweed at dinner time could help prevent heart attacks, researchers said.
Researchers have discovered key ingredients in seaweed which helps to lower blood pressure, similar to the drugs commonly prescribed by doctors.

According to a major study, seaweed is a rich source of proteins known as bioactive peptides are also found in milk. These chemicals have effects similar to ACE inhibitors, which are widely prescribed to help lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Known, very rarely consumed Seaweed and western European societies, but different types of seaweed has been a staple in the Japanese diet for centuries.

Popular varieties of Seaweed is Wakame, used in miso soup, Kombu, and Nori, which is dried and used to wrap sushi.

Dr. Mary Hayes, of the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Dublin, said seaweed is a source of healthy food that has not been utilized.

Seaweed very low in calories, and some scientists claim that eating seaweed can help in weight loss by preventing the absorption of fat.

Even Japanese researchers recently found that rats fed certain types of seaweed lost 10 percent of their body weight.

Seaweed has a fairly complete nutrition. Chemically seaweed composed of water (27.8%), protein (5.4%), carbohydrates (33.3%), fat (8.6%) crude fiber (3%) and ash (22.25% ). In addition to carbohydrates, protein, fat and fiber, seaweed also contain enzymes, nucleic acids, amino acids, vitamins (A, B, C, D, E and K) and macro minerals such as nitrogen, oxygen, calcium, and minerals such as selenium and micro iron, magnesium and sodium. The content of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, seaweed reaches 10 -20 times more than the land plants.

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