Seaweed: Eating seaweed may help with weight loss and prevent diabetes

Medical News Today added that the compounds in seaweed may also reduce inflammation, high fat levels and insulin sensitivity.

Furthermore, seaweed is abundant in iodine – especially kombu, followed by wakame and nori – that may help address an underactive thyroid.

Known as hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid is linked to an iodine deficiency.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism, pointed out by the NHS, include:

  • Tiredness
  • Being sensitive to cold
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Slow movements and thoughts
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dry and scaly skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in the hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Irregular periods or heavy periods


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