Seaweed for Vegans

Shony seaweed on tomatoes

Vegan wonder food

We found a breakdown of how seaweed is a wonder food for a vegan diet on OneGreenPlanet.com and thought it would be good to share. 

(You can also learn about the health benefits of seaweed with Mara, discover nutrition facts and explore vegan recipes with seaweed, right here on our site.)

"Since vegan eaters don’t eat fish, getting certain nutrients like omega-3s, iodine, vitamin B12, calcium, and magnesium can sometimes be a bit challenging. That’s where seaweed comes to the rescue!

Here are 10 amazing things seaweed can do for you and why it’s essential to a vegan diet:

  1. Provides the body with magnesium, zinc, vitamin B12, biotin, and iron.
  2. Just one gram of seaweed provides your entire day’s worth of iodine, a critical mineral for the thyroid.
  3. Increases hair and nail growth.
  4. Clears the skin and enhances eyesight.
  5. Improves mood by reducing anxiety and enhancing mental focus.
  6. Prevents anemia and fatigue.
  7. Cleanses the digestive tract.
  8. Alkalizes the blood.
  9. Prevents and treats sugar cravings.
  10. May prevent depression."

Read more of the in-depth blog, 'Seaweed Decoded,' on One Green Planet. 

 


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