Want to hear a little good news about our planet for a change?
What if I told you that the fastest growing weed on earth — one that can grow up to 20 inches a day and doesn’t require land or fresh water — was the new superfood you need? And as it grows, it cleans the water it’s in.
It’s true! I’m talking about kelp.
Okay, it’s not really new — the Japanese have been eating it for centuries. But sometimes it takes us in the West a while to catch on. Both scientists and the general public have finally figured out that we need this amazing seaweed.
Let’s start with iodine. Most of us watch our salt consumption. And that’s a good thing for our blood pressure and various other reasons. But now nearly two thirds of us may be deficient in iodine. And that’s a bad thing because it can contribute to obesity, heart disease, psychiatric disorders, and some types of cancer. Fortunately, kelp can help.
Since it grows in the ocean, it’s loaded with iodine. So kelp can keep your thyroid (and, therefore, your metabolism) at peak function. In fact, a lot of people take kelp just for weight loss. But it does so much more!
Kelp provides 46 minerals, 16 amino acids, and 11 micronutrients, including: