First there was spinach, then kale, and now you can add kelp to your list of green goodness. This vitamin-packed seaweed is loadedwith amino acids and essential nutrients – and it’s been shown to suppress the digestion of fat in the gut by up to 75%.
Here’s why kelp is the best new superfood right now…
It’s A Top Beauty Ingredient…
The brown algae complex in Kelp used in a lot of facial serums and masks (like due to its high levels of antioxidants. It’s a great anti-ager, glow-giver and all round skin-saver thanks.Basically, kelp is going to take over your lives.
It’s Easy To Cook
For a light dinner option whip up a tasty kelp noodle and vegetable stir fry and double your vitamin count.
It’s Packed Full Of Minerals…
The seawater that kelp grows in contains a healthy mixture of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, proteins and enzymes. The kelp absorbs these traces that are then made into an organic form, which can be absorbed by our digestive system.
It Boosts Your Metabolism
Kelp has high iodine content, which nourishes the thyroid gland, powering our metabolism. ‘Only ocean products contain iodine,” says nutrionist and founder of Nosh Detox, Geeta Sidhu Robb. ‘Iodine nourishes the thyroid gland, the powerhouse of the metabolism. It’s the one thing that most people have out of balance when fatigued.”
It’s A Natural Antibiotic
It helps the body fight infection as well as boosting immunity. There is also higher calcium content in it than milk and it’s packed with iron, folic acid, and potassium – all highly important for us women to stay strong and healthy.
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You Don’t Have
To Eat It
While we advice cooking Kelp for optimum benefits, supplements are available to buy in health food shops. Holland & Barrett do one for £5.99
By Kathryn Knight