Kelps are large seaweeds that are considered by many a superfood supplement from the ocean. The organic kelp powder by Starwest Botanicals is one of the company’s best products providing you with the nutritious brown algae. You can use it as a fine salt replacement in cooking salads, stews, broths, soups, tabouli, sauces, meat dishes, vegan dishes and more.
Health benefits of kelp
Kelps have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-viral, antibiotic and immune stimulating properties.
Kelps hydrate the organism and the skin.
Kelp helps sustain an optimal body weight and aids in weight loss. Namely because of the iodine, the metabolism gets improved and works faster. As a result your body will easily excrete harmful toxins and excrements, and you’ll have an improved food digestion. This is important when you’ve set your sights on burning fat and cleaning your constitution. An iodine lack can slow the metabolic function with up to 50%.
The kelp seaweed is a magnificent source of minerals and vitamins. It’s a fact that it contains dietary fibre, 16 amino acids, 11 vitamins and 46 different trace minerals! Some of the minerals included are: iodine, potassium, salt, iron, calcium and phosphorous. Some of the vitamins are: riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin A, pyridoxine (vitamin B6) etc.
The brown algae prevent cancer. More concretely estrogen sensitive cancers like endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
The sea vegetable shields from radiation poisoning. Again we have the high level of iodine to thank, because it prevents the thyroid from absorbing harmful amounts of radioactive iodine present after a nuclear disaster.
The kelp supplement regulates the body pH. That’s because kelp is an alkaline food that helps keep an acid base balance. It’s a great addition to an acid-alkaline diet.