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KELP HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in SEA FOOD AND SEA VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health benefits

Excellent source of vitamins and minerals: Kelp has been shown to contain 46 minerals, 16 amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and 11 different vitamins. Prominent among the minerals are iodine, salt, iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. The lead vitamins in kelp are vitamin A and niacin.

Helps in Thyroid Gland Regulation: Due to Kelps high levels of natural iodine, it is essential in regulating our thyroid hormones and therefore our metabolism and energy levels.

Kelp helps in hydration. This may be particularly important to note when you have been ill or exposed to too much heat and sun. Make a soup or broth with kelp and rehydrate quickly.

Assists in Weight Management and Weight Loss: Due to kelp's iodine content and its role in thyroid function, one of kelps benefits is improving metabolism and energy. An iodine deficiency can slow your metabolic function by as much at 50 percent, so including kelp can naturally and significantly improve weight loss and other associated health problems.

Improves body pH: Kelp is an alkaline food and therefore an essential part of maintaining acid base balance in the body and an effective component in a healthy acid-alkaline diet.

Protects against Radiation Poisoning: Once again, due to kelp's high natural iodine levels, it prevents the thyroid from up-taking harmful levels of radioactive iodine present after a nuclear disaster. This has been particularly important since the recent nuclear fallout in Japan in 2011.

Cancer prevention: particularly in estrogen sensitive cancers such as breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers.

Nutrition value

Serving size :100g

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

%  RDA

Energy

43 Kcal

 

Carbohydrates

10 g

3%

Protein

1.7 g

3%

Total Fat

0.6g

1%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

1g

5%

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

116IU

2%

Vitamin C

3.0mg

5%

Vitamin D

~

~

Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

0.9mg

4%

Vitamin K

66.0mcg

82%

Thiamin

0.1mg

3%

Riboflavin

0.2mg

9%

Niacin

0.5mg

2%

Vitamin B6

0.0mg

0%

Folate

180mcg

45%

Vitamin B12

0.0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid

0.6mg

6%

Choline

12.8mg

 

Betaine

~

 

MINERALS

Calcium

168 mg

17%

Iron

2.8mg

16%

Magnesium

121 mg

30%

Phosphorus

42.0mg

4%

Potassium

89.0mg

3%

Sodium

233 mg

10%

Zinc

1.2mg

8%

Copper

0.1mg

6%

Manganese

0.2mg

10%

Selenium

0.7mcg

1%

Fluoride

~

~

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