You may have seen this marine plant at the beach. Kelp is a type of large, brown seaweed that grows in shallow, nutrient-rich saltwater near coastal fronts around the world. It differs slightly in color, flavor, and nutrient profile from the type you may see in sushi rolls.
What are the benefits of kelp?
🔸Raise energy levels
🔸Boost brain function
🔸Improve Immune System
Inflammation and stress are considered risk factors of many chronic diseases. Including antioxidant-rich food in the diet may help prevent them. Kelp is high in antioxidants, including carotenoids and flavonoids, which help fight against disease-causing free radicals.
Antioxidant minerals, such as manganese and zinc, help combat oxidative stress and may help protect cardiovascular health and prevent cancer.
Kelp is low in fat and calories. It also contains a natural fiber called alginate. Studies suggest that alginate help stop the gut from absorbing fat. Kelp also have potential for diabetes and obesity.