Seaweed gets a lot of press as a superfood for women, but lads, let us tell you: it’s just as essential for good health in men. Here are four reasons why adding nutrient-rich seaweed to your diet will see you perform at your best.
Want to know Popeye’s secret? His spinach was enriched with seaweed. Probably. Well, it makes sense: kombu is loaded with calcium, essential for strong bones, and dulse is packed with protein, which boosts and maintains muscle mass. Whether you’re muscle-building or not boys, seaweed will keep you healthy.
Be like Popeye. Combine spinach with Shony, Mara’s unique blend of dulse, kombu and other seaweeds, for a clean and healthy post-workout pick me up. It’ll soon be your go-to essential for repair and recovery after exercise.
Sailormen love seaweed, on and offshore.
Bright eyed and bushy tailed never goes out of fashion, so start eating seaweed and stop stifling those afternoon meeting yawns. Dulse is a healthy source of iron, which transports oxygen around the body and distributes it to cells in the form of haemoglobin. More oxygenated blood means less yawning, tiredness and fatigue.
Embrace the alkaline properties in seaweed to increase your vitality: try baking iron-rich kale with dulse as a side at dinner. You’ll enjoy a better night’s sleep and find coping with stress easier too.
Kale superfood salad with Dulse as a side to medium-rare steak? Yes please.
Healthy eating is always a good start, but are you eating smart? Seaweed is high in fibre to keep you fuller for longer, which can help reduce snacking. With a lower sodium content than salt but the same umami kick, eating seaweed regularly can help reduce your desire for salty junk food too.
It’s time to take steps towards the lean body you’ve always wanted: mix nuts and seeds with a shake of Shony for a fibre-fuelled energy boost that’ll stop you reaching for the crisps.
We're not saying real men harvest their own seaweed - because we want you to buy ours.
Want to stay gorgeous and, uh, on top of things? You need more iodine, pal! As well as preventing fatigue and muscle weakness, the thyroid gland, powered by iodine, releases the hormones responsible for your libido, sex appeal and youthful appearance. Well, hello there...
Seaweed is the best natural source of iodine and it’s said that a generous shake of dulse on that most popular superfood, avocado, can do wonders for your sex appeal. But don’t just take our word for it...
Avocado baked egg at New York's Springbone restaurant. Ooh ya!
(And because "sexy seaweed" is not a recommended Google search.)