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Algas: 6 reasons for inclusion in a diet

For residents of the countries of Southeast Asia various algas are an obligatory component of a daily diet. Their popularity is connected not only with high tastes, but also with numerous curative properties.

Морские водоросли: польза для здоровья

Russians are a little familiar with products such that is distressing: algas are so useful that they should be eaten as often as possible. Let's get acquainted closer with useful properties of this seafood.

Improvement of work of intestines

A large amount of fucoxanthin enters into structure red (a chain pump and an agag-agar) and brown (a laminaria and a vakama) seaweed. This pigment, getting into digestive tract, promotes the accelerated conclusion of fats from it. Besides, the majority of seaweed contain alginate which protects a mucous membrane of intestines and a stomach from damages, preventing development of gastritis and a peptic ulcer.

Seaweed of all types are rich with the cellulose necessary for the correct functioning of intestines.

Immunity strengthening

The daily use of seaweed, revitalizing intestines, promotes creation of conditions for the strengthened reproduction of useful microflora. It positively influences a condition of immune system. Besides, sea plants contain the substances activating development of the leukocytes performing protective function in an organism.

Normalization of arterial pressure

Algas are rich polyunsaturated an omega-3 with fatty acids. Regular inclusion of these plants in a diet promotes improvement of composition of blood, reduces risk of development of cardiovascular pathologies, normalizes arterial pressure. Not without reason in the countries which population constantly eats seaweed, percent of such diseases as a stroke and a myocardial infarction, below, than on average on the world.

Regulation of level of women's hormones

It is proved that the habit to the use of seaweed helps to normalize estrogen level in blood. Considering that excess of this hormone increases risk of development of malignant new growths of a mammary gland and ovaries, inclusion of such products as a laminaria and a chain pump in a diet is desirable for each woman. Special attention to seaweed should be paid as approaching a menopause.

Maintenance of health of a thyroid gland

All algas are rich with iodine which is necessary for normal functioning of a thyroid gland. Disturbance of work of this body leads to such troubles as obesity, frustration of a cordial rhythm, a problem with reproductive system. The lack of iodine of an organism has an adverse effect on physical and intellectual development of children.

The population of the majority of the developed countries eats the table salt enriched with iodine. However, receiving this microelement from algas, the organism acquires it more effectively.

Conclusion of toxins from an organism

Red and brown seaweed contain фукоидан which has property to bring toxins out of an organism (including cancerogenic). The chlorella and a spirulina relating to subspecies of cabbage-weeds are extremely rich with a chlorophyll. This substance perfectly purifies blood of harmful decomposition products, reduces cholesterol level.

Морские водоросли: лечебные свойства

Other useful properties

Merits of algas are extremely various. For example, the spirulina is rich with valuable amino acids which consumption promotes accumulation of muscle bulk that does it very demanded in sports food. Lavers contain iron and protein in such ratio that can quite compete to meat, and in the countries of the East they are often used by the people who decided to refuse animal food. The alga of a chain pump is widely applied not only at production of sushi and beaters, but also in cosmetics as a component of the masks which are perfectly tightening and refreshing skin.

The use at least 30 g of seaweed not less than three weekly helps to improve significantly health, tones up, increases working capacity.

Absolute contraindication to the use of algas in food are allergic reactions to seafood and intolerance of iodine. It is worth being careful to pregnant women and the feeding mothers: active connections of microelements with which these products are rich are capable to break a placental barrier and to get into breast milk that can influence health of kids. It is not necessary to give seaweed to children up to three years. The people having diseases of kidneys, problems with endocrine system and some types of skin diseases before inclusion of such products in a diet have to consult to the doctor.

One nuance is important: seaweed quickly absorb and accumulate various toxins, including the salts of heavy metals which are contained in sea water. Therefore such products should be got only in the checked outlets guaranteeing preliminary check of safety and high quality of goods.

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