7 reasons to swap health supplements for seaweed

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When you’re trying to eat healthily, it’s hard balancing an ideal life with real life. But there’s one sacrifice you don’t have to make: health supplements.

Ensuring you are taking in the right vitamins and minerals doesn’t have to be daunting. It all starts with a healthy diet (we recommend any of our nutritious seaweed recipes) and nature’s secret ingredient: seaweed. 


Why choose seaweed over health supplements?



Science shows us that the body actually absorbs key nutrients like vitamin D, iodine, B12 and calcium more easily from our food than pills. So if you’re taking vitamins or tablets for a health boost, why not consider a daily dose of seaweed in your diet instead?



7 health benefits of eating seaweed


Can seaweed keep you healthy?



Seaweed is a key ingredient that helps us to absorb vitamin B12. B12 helps to build and maintain our immune systems, keeping colds at bay. Need more convincing? Head to our blog about how seaweed could help fight Covid-19.


Is seaweed good for building muscle?



Stay strong: seaweed is packed with protein for healthy, growing muscles. Magnesium and electrolytes reduce muscle cramps after strenuous exercise, while protein contributes to muscle building. That’s why seaweed is an excellent workout snack

Magnesium is needed for healthy bones and muscles. A 2g serving of seaweed flakes contains almost 5% of your recommended daily intake of magnesium, more than the same amount of chia or sunflower seeds.


Is seaweed good for your teeth?



Smile! Seaweed contains calcium, great for healthy teeth (and bones). With high levels of calcium and magnesium, seaweed contributes to both healthy bones and strong teeth. Seaweed is one of the best vegetable sources of calcium, as it’s more absorbable than in supplements. 2g of Mara’s Shony seaweed contains as much calcium as an 80g portion of cooked kale.


Can seaweed raise energy levels?



Stop yawning: seaweed is loaded with iron, which helps move oxygen around your body and keeps you alert.


Can seaweed lower your blood pressure?



The potassium found in seaweed helps to maintain normal blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health. A 2g serving of Mara Seaweed flakes contains up to 9% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of potassium. A whole banana provides around 20%.


Does seaweed help the nervous system?



Seaweed contains magnesium among other vitamins, which helps your nervous system function well. 


Is seaweed a good source of iodine?



Did you know that two-thirds of western women are iodine deficient? Seaweed is high in iodine which helps to regulate the thyroid. Seaweed is also effective in maintaining a healthy level of thyroid activity during menopause. 


Choose Mara Seaweed



You only need a minimum of 1 teaspoon of seaweed (2g) daily to enjoy the health benefits of seaweed.

Mara's shake-on seaweed seasonings make it super easy to get these nutritional benefits into your diet. Simply add them to your meals to enhance the flavour of your food. No dietary restrictions. No weird smoothies. Just good eating and a sprinkle of sea magic.

Plus it’s safe for the whole family - and that includes the dog! Need a little inspiration? Why not head to our taste-tested recipe section? We have everything from quick breakfast options to healthy snacks and kid-approved meals with seaweed.

Mara Seaweed sprinkled on fried eggs

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