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SEAWEED CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND MORE

Why should we eat seaweed ? What are the benefits of seaweed?
Seaweed is also called Nori (japanese term) meaning vegetable of the sea. It is extremely nutritious :it contains some proteins, trace elements and mineral salts, calcium, iron , fiber and many vitamins.
Did you know that 3 pieces of nori contain the same amount of protein as 1 egg?
Seaweed is naturally healthy and balanced, therefore it should be added to your daily meals.
You can use nori to make delicious sushi, soup, salad…or just eat it as a snack. Certainly it is one of the healthiest snacks that you can find.
In China the study researchers found that seaweed does not only enhance health in general but also lowers cholesterol levels and helps with arteriosclerosis.
In Japan, researchers found that seaweed eases digestion.

component

unit

toasted nori

seasoned nori

per piece

g

3.2

3.6

water

g

0.2

0.2

protein

g

1.3

1.3

fat

g

0.1

0.1

carbohydrate

g

1.3

1.5

fiber

g

0.1

0.1

calcium

mg

13

7

phosphorus

mg

20

20

iron

mg

0.4

0.4

sodium

mg

4

77

potassium

mg

77

80

carotene

mg

0.77

0.77

vitaminB1

mg

0.04

0.04

vitaminB2

mg

0.1

0.1

vitaminC

mg

3

3


Cosmetic products have been created from seaweed because of its naturally rich sources. Seaweed soap and lotion have became quite popular. The British have demonstrated that their use reduces fatty tissues. In the U.S, they are widely used to treat cellulite.
For more info about nori or if you want to request more articles of your choice in oriental medicine and nutrition, you can write to drmaytrieu@hotmail.com

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