KOMBU SEAWEED
Nutritional Value:
1/2 cup provides 2g of protein, 50% of the recommended daily intake of folate 200mcg, 30% of the magnesium 120mcg, 250mg of the sodium, a high dose of iodine, some calcium, copper, iron, and potassium in 50 calories.
Kombu  Seaweed

Benefits:
Seaweed is a tasty vegetable. Kombu is a type of kelp, a brown plant and one of the most common seaweeds used to flavor soup stock and salad dressings. They provide more calcium and magnesium than Laver seaweed and are lower in sodium than Wakame seaweed.

Kombu seaweed provides a high-dose of:

Iodine, needed by the thyroid gland to make the hormones that regulate body metabolism.

Beta carotene, linked with cancer prevention particularly lung cancer and reduction in the risk of heart disease. Beta carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A, vitamin that prevents night blindness, needed for growth and cell development, maintains healthy skin, hair, and nails as well as gums, glands, bones, and teeth. May prevent lung cancer.

Folate, needed to make DNA, RNA, and red blood cells, and to synthesize certain amino acids. Folate helps prevent congenital neurological defects in pregnant or woman who are planning pregnancy.



Kombu seaweed provides a good-dose of:

Protein, necessary for the building and repair of body tissues, produces enzymes, hormones, and other substances the body uses. Regulates body processes, such as water balancing, transporting nutrients, and making muscles contract, keeps the body healthy by resisting diseases, and prevents one from becoming easily fatigued by producing stamina and energy.



Kombu seaweed provides some:

Copper that promotes iron absorption; essential in the production of blood cells, to connective tissue, nerve fibers, and skin pigment.

Potassium, which gives a positive effect in lowering blood pressure. Also helps maintain fluid balance, promotes proper metabolism and muscle functions.

Iron, needed to produce hemoglobin which transports oxygen throughout the body.

Calcium, mineral that builds strong bones and teeth, vital to muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, and metabolism. It also helps regulate blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, and may help protect against colon cancer.

Magnesium, a mineral that relaxes blood vessels improving blood flow and nutrient delivery while lowering blood pressure. A perfect mineral for a healthy cardiovascular system and effective energy metabolism. Stimulates bone growth and necessary for muscle function.
Drawbacks:
Kelp tablets can cause an outbreak of acne, cause thyroid disorders, and iron overload.