May , 2024, Volume : 5 Article : 1

Unveiling the Ocean`s Superfood: Exploring the Health Benefits of Seaweed

Author : Sushree Shivani Nayak, Supra Subhadarsani, Priyanka Priyadarshini Nayak, Pratik Kumar Biswal, Swetalagna Ojha, Puja Rani Patra, and Jyoti Prakash Sahoo


For centuries, coastal communities around the globe have recognized the nutritional value of seaweed, incorporating it into their cuisines and traditional medicines. But it`s only in recent years that scientists and health enthusiasts have begun to unravel the full extent of its health-promoting properties. From its rich iodine content crucial for thyroid health to its abundance of vitamins and minerals, seaweed offers a nutritional powerhouse unrivaled by many land-based foods. Seaweed is brimming with bioactive compounds like polysaccharides and antioxidants, known for their anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Moreover, seaweed`s fiber content supports digestive health and aids in weight management, making it a valuable ally for those seeking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Its versatility extends beyond the kitchen, with applications in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, promising breakthroughs in skincare and medical treatments. This article is a journey to uncover the secrets of the ocean`s superfood, which delves into its nutritional profile, diverse health benefits, and explore its promising applications beyond the kitchen.

Keywords: Bioactive compounds; health benefits; seaweed; superfood; sustainability

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