Sea Vegetables as a Source of Mineral Nutrition

In the two countries where people enjoy the longest lifespans, Japan and Iceland, kelp is an everyday part of the diet. You won't find kelp bars or all-you-can-eat kelp buffets in either nation, but just a small amount of kelp, 15 grams (1/2 oz) a day or less, keeps your body supplied with iodine, selenium, manganese, chromium, copper, zinc, and vanadium.

What is kelp good for? Here are some additional key facts about kelp:

  • If you just can't find fresh or frozen kelp, take dehydrated kelp tablets instead.
  • Fresh kelp helps keep you regular, but you don't need a big bowl every day. Just a 3-tablespoon (15 g) serving of kelp salad or a few strips of kombu kelp added to your soup is enough.
  • Kelp helps rehydration. Make soups and broths with kelp for rehydration after diarrhea or excessive exposure to heat and sun.
  • Kelp side effects are not unknown, but they only occur when people eat massive amounts of kelp, 4 oz (110 g) a day or more. The first sign you are eating too much kelp is your skin breaking out, due to excessive iodine. If you stop eating kelp and your skin clears up, then eating too much kelp was the problem.

More Kelp Related Articles

Kelp Benefits - Kelp is a variety of seaweed that can be found on rocky shores throughout the world. It is a natural food source that can be obtained from all good health stores.

Sea Kelp for Weight Loss - Sea kelp for weight loss is true; it can be a great source of fiber and calcium, as well as act as a mild laxative to stimulate colon cleansing.

Sea Kelp Side Effects - Though these seaweeds are basically good, users may also experience sea kelp side effects; get to know them so you'd know when what you're feeling is normal or not.

Kelp and Thyroid - There is indeed a direct correlation between kelp and thyroid, where the former provides enough iodine for proper thyroid function.

Kelp Supplements - You require kelp supplements if you have problems with your thyroid and weight.

Written By Robert S. Rister
Robert Rister is the author of Healing without Medication and many other books that have been translated into eight languages. He is a chemist, a formulator of natural products, and a writer of consumer guides to getting the greatest value from natural health care.

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