One of the natural resources owned by Indonesian ocean are seaweed. Seaweeds are sea plants or algae multicellular algae species, which do not have roots, stems, and leaves, with diverse forms, ranging from a round shape, flat, tube or branched.
Seaweed has been known worldwide since the 16th century and became a source of food for the Aztecs and Mesoamericans that time.
Seaweed is a 100 percent natural source of nutrients that have various health benefits for those who eat them. Here are some health benefits that can be obtained by diligent eating grass 'miracle' is:
Improve Endurance Body
Research suggests that seaweed can be a stimulant in the healing process of cancer through its ability to increase endurance. Seaweed works by increasing the production of antibodies, cytokines, (infection fighting proteins), and other cells that improve immunity to infection and helps heal chronic diseases such as cancer.
Controlling Weight Gain
Seaweed is a food rich in fat and dietary fiber. As we know that in addition to digestion, fiber also can make the stomach full longer, so you can avoid eating glutton who could gain weight. Suitable to be consumed as a snack for those who are dieting.
British researchers tested the seaweed granules as a flavor enhancer that can replace salt in snacks and other processed food products. Reducing salt intake can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks to strokes.
Research also proves that, seaweed spiriluna can also stabilize the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and hemoglobin. In addition, the seaweed used for reducing the side effects of inhibition of the production of cells producing blood cells. Research shows that seaweed increases hematopoiesis, ie, the formation of red blood cells. It is believed to be due to the high iron content in it.
Seaweed also can resist correcting allergies by preventing the release of histamine or substance that causes allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion and watery eyes.
Research Harvard School of Public Health in America revealed that premenopausal women in Japan were three times less likely to develop breast cancer than American women. This is due to the diet of Japanese women are always adding seaweed in their diet.
Accelerate Wound Healing
Vitamin C in seaweed containing antioxidants such as vitamin A, also maintain strong bones, teeth, gums, skin health and also helps to heal injuries, and strengthen blood vessels.
Research claims that seaweed contains calcium 5x greater than milk. With such a large calcium content, the seaweed can prevent bone loss, helping the growth of bones and teeth, maintain healthy nails, hair, and increase metabolism in the body.