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Friday, October 10, 2014

THE FOOD that almost perfectly matches the mineral composition of HUMAN BLOOD

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Food of the Week . . . Sea Vegetables

Did you know that sea vegetables almost perfectly match the mineral composition of human blood? Consider the facts that our earth is about 60% water (primarily oceans), and our bodies are also about 60% water (fluids in and around our cells, and our blood). The mineral content of sea vegetables reflects the mineral profile of the oceans in which they grow, and virtually no other category of food contains as diverse a mineral content as is found in sea vegetables.It's also difficult to find any category of food whose overall mineral composition better matches that of human blood. The nutritional uniqueness of sea vegetables also involves a category of nutrients called sulfated polysaccharides. This category of carbohydrate-related nutrients, also called fucans, has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties, and fucan extracts from brown sea vegetables have been found to lower inflammatory activities of key human proteins involved in inflammation called complement proteins.

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5-Minute Miso Soup with Dulse (sea vegetable)
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The Latest News about Sea Vegetables

Why should you enjoy experimenting with sea vegetables? Because they offer one of the broadest ranges of minerals of any food, containing virtually all the minerals found in the ocean—and not surprisingly, many of the same minerals are found in human blood ... The Latest News about Sea Vegetables

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Kelp - helps regulate thyroid gland, healthy skin and hair

Kelp is a seaweed that extracts components from seawater and concentrates them
in its frond-shaped leaves, making it an abundant source of vitamins and minerals like iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. One of the benefits claimed for kelp is that its abundance of vitamins and minerals can promote healthy hair and skin.

However, kelp is mostly taken for its naturally high iodine content, which helps the functioning of the thyroid gland. Iodine is essential for the formation of thyroid hormones, which regulate the body's energy production, promote growth and development, and help burn excess fat. 

Natural food sources of iodine include seafood, bread, dairy foods and salt, and kelp supplements may help anyone who avoids these foods in their daily diet.

The thinking behind taking kelp is that in some parts of the world, thyroid disease is related to iodine deficiency. In fact, in the US and most developed countries, iodine deficiency is rare; and because thyroids are extremely sensitive to iodine, you must avoid taking too much.

People who eat excessive amounts of raw cabbage or nuts (which reduce the body's uptake of iodine) may find supplements useful if their iodine intake remains otherwise low. Deficiencies can be treated with 150 micrograms of iodine daily. Prolonged use of large amounts of iodine (6 mg or more daily) may suppress activity of the thyroid gland. A safe upper limit of iodine is 1000 micrograms per day.


Similar to several seaweeds, kelp (Ascophyllum Nodosum) is packed with lots of nutriments that aid in sustaining optimal health. Kelp contains elevated concentrations of iodine, iron, potassium, calcium and manganese and many other nutrients. It also contains over 11 different vitamins, as many as 20 amino acids and about 60 essential minerals.
Culinary uses
Kelp is also used for culinary purposes and traditionally it has been used in the form of a vital food, particularly when there is a dearth of foodstuff.
You may boil this oceanic vegetable to prepare a soup stock and extract and eat the seaweed from it along with salads or other dishes. In addition, you may also dry up seaweeds and pulverize them into a powder and use it in your cooking.
It may be noted here that alginic acid that is used in different food preparations is actually prepared with extracts obtained from Ascophyllum Nodosum.


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