food equals medicine SEAWEED
This was another one of the foods i said ugh to. Now i can’t enough of it. I just bought some iodine. We don’t get enough Iodine.
Salt does not naturally contain iodine. “No salt, table or sea, in its natural state contains iodine. This mineral was added to salt in the early 1900s when scientists discovered that an iodine deficiency in American diets was causing thyroid goiter, a mass in the neck that could press on the trachea and esophagus. This discovery led to “iodized” table salt and a significant reduction of goiters. Subsequently, lack of iodine in pregnant women was found to cause a form of mental retardation in infants called Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD). This disorder remains a problem. According to UNICEF (2007), “over 1 billion people in the world suffer from iodine deficiency, and 38 million babies born every year are not protected from brain damage due to IDD.”
Seaweed or Laver is chock full of Iodine. Filled with B vitamins, especially the content of riboflavin and niacin is very rich, there are A lot of vitamin A and vitamin E, and A small amount of vitamin C.
Seaweed contains about 15% of minerals, which are necessary to maintain normal physiological function of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, etc., which containing selenium and iodine is especially abundant. These minerals help the body to maintain the acid-base balance of the body, is conducive to the growth and development of children, the elderly can help slow the aging. Ahhhh theres that antiaging thing again. (2)
British researchers have found in the 1990 s and some seaweed can kill cancer cells, enhance immunity. Algae bile protein content in the seaweed The polysaccharide has anti-aging, fall hematic fat, antitumor biological activity. Seaweed contains alginic acid, also helps to remove toxic metals in the human body, such as strontium and cadmium, etc. Medical personnel from seaweed also developed unique activity of Marine drugs and health food, and can effectively prevent aging, regulate the body’s metabolism.
Seaweed offers some of the broadest range of minerals in any food. Nutritionally, they contain iodine, vitamin K, magnesium, iron, calcium, and the B-vitamins folate, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid. In addition, sea vegetables are rich in lignans, plant compounds with cancer-protective properties. Seaweed’s content of magnesium and folic acid make seaweed very protective to the heart. Many seaweed varieties contain anti-inflammatory substances that are helpful for migraine headaches and asthma symptoms. (3)
With anything do your research. If not this find a source of Iodine. Your thyroid will thank you.