Seaweed has recently received significant attention for their potential as natural antioxidants. Seaweed is an active biomaterial which belongs to the benthic marine algae. These are the group of the plant which lives either in marine or brackish water environment. In India, seaweed is mainly found in Tamil Nadu and South India. It is firstly consumed in Japan 1500 years ago.
Benefits of Seaweed
- Serves as a good fat buster: As it suppresses the digestion of fat in the guts and along with that it blocks the fat-digesting enzyme due which less fat get absorbed and help to prevent the obesity.
- Rich in VITAMINS: It is very rich in vitamins i.e. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). Vitamins are important for the cell molecules in our body. Vitamin helps in the production of blood cells in our red bone marrow and helps in the regulation of neurotransmitters properly.
- Helps to boost the immune system: As it contains Polyphenol-rich extract which inhibits the growth of cancerous cell and anti-AIDS compounds. Hence, result in a good immune system and a good immunity booster.
- Act as a good precursor of thyroid hormone: The iodine content which is present in seaweed helps to regulate the level of T3 and T4 which helps to prevent hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
- Serves as a folk medicine: It contains compounds which act as an antifungal, antihelmetic and antibacterial shield. So as a result, it suppresses the activity of bacteria, fungi and stomach worms.
- Act as a blood thinner: It keeps the blood thin which make easier for the heart to pump blood in the blood vessels, preventing forming blood clots. Which in result prevents atheroma formations.