SUPER SEAWEED – a nutritional powerpack of incredible health benefits. For everyday exceptional healthy living. Super nutritious and full of awesome health benefits that deserve to be included in your daily diet.
Seaweed can be very supportive for menopause relief:
First of all - food and our diet play an incredible part in how we progress/navigate through menopause. I am just highlighting the contribution that Seaweed plays in this journey and how it can support and help.Seaweed is high in iodine - the Thyroid gland loves iodine as it supports the thyroid hormone production which can be reduced when going through menopause. ..... and so are these foods to be included in your diet (just an example/handful):
Calcium (which seaweed also provided a good level of)
Vitamin D - critical in protecting your bones during menopause
Fruits & Vegetables
Iron (again seaweed offers this mineral)
Thyroid hormones can be low during menopause - which can result in hot flushes, irritability and tiredness - adding seaweed into your daily diet can help ease these symptoms.
Iodine is an important nutrient for female hormonal health and thyroid function. The thyroid is a hormonal gland that plays a major role in our metabolism, as well as boosting our energy, contributing to digestive health, temperature regulation and mood. NB: Iodine plays an important role in regulating your metabolism, which in turn can prevent you from gaining weight. The thyroid needs iodine from the foods we eat to make two main hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and deficiency can contribute to an increased risk of thyroid issues, which appears to be common for menopausal women.
Seaweeds are high in potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure.Seaweeds are particularly high in bone-benefiting nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. Although these nutrients are beneficial to everyone, they are particularly important for women to take during this time of change.
Seaweeds are truly a marine superfood, containing a huge range of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, D, and E along with the B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folic acid) as well as minerals including calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), sodium (Na), and potassium (K).
An excerpt from The Journal of Nutrition Brown seaweeds have no land equivalents in terms of their specific components of fiber (alginate), primary carotenoid (fucoxanthin), sulfated polysaccharides (fucoidan and laminarin), and polyphenol defense compounds, each of which have shown strong anticarcinogenic properties (18–20). This study focused on the ability of dietary Alaria esculenta, the American brown seaweed closely related to the popular Japanese seaweed Undaria pinnatifidia(Japanese wakame) (21), to modulate serum hormone levels and urinary excretion of estrogen metabolites and phytoestrogens. A soy challenge was used to more closely approximate the diet consumed by Japanese women.