Seaweed is high in potassium and magnesium, which are essential for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. Nutritionist Maryna Makisha says that seaweed is an incredible source of iodine, which we need for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. It contains a large amount of dietary fiber with a low-calorie content, which gives us a feeling of satiety without excess fat.
“The calorie content of pure seaweed is no more than 10 kilocalories per 100 grams,” the doctor noted.
However, you need to watch what kind of product you consume. Since butter and sugar are often added to seaweed, the dish becomes more caloric and unhealthy.
To avoid this, it is best to take frozen, canned, or dried cabbage.
The nutritionist also said that seaweed has a high content of potassium and magnesium, which are essential for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. In addition, seaweed contains alginate compounds that help the body cleanse itself.
The nutritionist warned that eating seaweed in large quantities can be harmful to people with thyroid disease.
“It is enough to eat 50-100 grams of canned seaweed during the day to get enough iodine and useful microelements without harming your health,” the expert said.