Kelp is a sea vegetable that has been consumed by Eastern countries for years, but is only now beginning to make its way onto the North American plate.  Research studies are proving just how valuable kelp is to our health.  For example, there is now conclusive evidence that Japanese woman, whose diets are rich in kelp, have lower rates of ovarian, endometrial and breast cancer.


Kelp ​​is a very sustainable plant.  It grows exceptionally fast at rates of 20 inches per day.  So when it is harvested just a few feet from the surface, it can grow back fully within 10 days.


Kelp 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, phosphorous and calcium.  The lead vitamins in  kelp are vitamin A and niacin.


Helps in Thyroid Gland Regulation: Due to kelp 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 particularity important to note when you have been ill or exposed to much heat and sun.  Spray kelp on your body and rehydrate quickly.


Assists in weight management and weigh loss: Due to kelp's iodine content and its role in thyroid funtion, one of kelp 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.


In addition, kelp benefits include the following properties: anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune system stimulating.

Source: Dr Lisa: http://www.doctor-recommended-stress-relief.com/kelp-Benefits.html


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