Seaweed is very popular among coastal residents: they use this product to cook various dishes. In the modern world, sea kale is easy to buy at almost any grocery store, except that not all people can eat it because of its specific smell and taste - the calorizer. Many mistresses have heard about the miraculous effects of this gift of the sea on the human body. So let's find out what sea kale bears - good or bad. The medicinal properties of this seafood can be listed for a long time, since its fortified and trace elemental composition is unique.
What is useful for sea kale, and how many calories in it?
Before we consider the list of useful properties, I would like to pay special attention to the component composition of seaweed. Many of us know that this product is rich in iodine, which is necessary for improving brain activity. But in addition to iodine in cabbage, you can find a number of useful fortified micro-and macronutrients.
Calorie and composition
This seafood can truly be considered dietary, because it contains only 49 Kcal per 100 g. Sea cabbage can be eaten in a tinned, boiled, dry and pickled form. Of course, its calorie content will vary depending on the method of preparation.
Thus, dried kelp has the highest caloric content: as many as 476 Kcal per 100 g of the product. But marinated seaweed will replenish your energy supply by only 80 Kcal. Some housewives cook this seafood on their own, seasoning it with various savory and spicy spices. The most common dish - sea kale in Korean. It contains approximately 69 Kcal.
Dry kelp is most often used as a spice. Since sea kale is considered an iodized product, shredded dried kelp can be added to food instead of regular table salt. It all depends entirely on your preferences.
To evaluate the benefits of seaweed for the body, you need to know what elements are included in its composition:
- vitamins of group B (in particular, riboflavin and pyridoxine).
The composition of kelp can vary depending on the climatic zone of its growth.
Healing properties of seaweed
The benefits of sea kale are truly undervalued by many people. And in vain! This product can be considered a storehouse of beneficial elements for the body. What effect does kelp have on our health? If you regularly eat sea kale, you can get rid of many ailments, as well as protect yourself from the development of a number of pathologies.
So, kelp is recommended to be eaten in such cases:
- with the development of atherosclerosis: vascular walls are strengthened with the help of active components, the blood is cleaned, thus it is possible to prevent the development of serious diseases of the heart muscle;
- for the normalization of metabolic processes, which contributes not only to improve digestion, but also to lose weight;
- in order to remove accumulated toxins, radicals, toxins, heavy metals, and harmful cholesterol from the body;
- to normalize the functioning of the digestive tract and maintain the natural microflora;
- for the full functioning of the thyroid gland.
In addition to the above useful properties of seafood, it is worth noting that by using sea kale, you can prevent the occurrence of blood clots. In moderation, this seafood contains dietary fiber, which has a beneficial effect on the intestines. Treating experts advise to use kelp in food for people suffering from constipation, including the atonic type.
Also, in the course of extensive research, it was found that seaweed has a beneficial effect on the immune system. With the help of its active components can strengthen the immune system. Few people know that a medicinal substance is produced from kelp - laminin, which allows you to normalize the level of pressure. Therefore, the use of seaweed recommended and hypotensive, and hypertensive.
In our country, scientists have begun to actively explore the therapeutic properties of seaweed in relation to cancer. In many cases, a clear improvement in the state of human health, including psycho-emotional, was revealed.
Laminaria received considerable popularity in cosmetology. On the basis of these algae make masks, and also make wraps in order to eliminate cellulite. The active ingredients of seaweed have an excellent effect on the skin.
Contraindications to the use of kelp
Despite the number of positive properties that kelp has, it is not recommended for everyone to eat this seafood. Treatment specialists advise against including sea kale in such cases:
- in the period of carrying a child;
- in diseases of the urinary system;
- in the presence of pathology of the digestive tract in the acute stage of development;
- with hemorrhoids;
- in the presence of boils on the body;
- in case of acne;
- with the development of rhinitis in a chronic form.
A number of contraindications to the use of sea kale can be supplemented with individual intolerance to the components of this product. It is important to know where it is produced, because the algae absorb bad substances in the water. If kelp was produced in a polluted reservoir, then its use is better to refuse.
Canned sea kale: benefit and harm
In our country, kelp is generally available in dry, frozen or canned form. On the basis of canned seaweed various dishes are prepared, including exotic ones. Some housewives use sea kale as spice for fish and meat. Imagine that algae can even be added to the dough for baking bread.
Oddly enough, in the process of processing sea kale does not lose its beneficial properties. At the same time its caloric content is significantly reduced. 100 g of pickled (canned) kelp contains only 5.6 Kcal. At the same time there are no carbohydrates in this product at all. A large percentage of the protein mass falls, and only a tenth is useful polysaturated fats.
However, excessive consumption of canned kelp leads to the accumulation of excess iodine in the body, which can cause complicated consequences. All foods should be eaten in moderation.
With the daily use of seaweed in the allowable amount, you can warn yourself against the development of serious pathologies, in particular:
- heart attack;
- diseases of the digestive tract (gastritis, ulcers).
In addition, seaweed has a beneficial effect on the female reproductive system. With its help, you can normalize the cycle of menstruation. This seafood product has also gained great popularity from people who adhere to a dietary ration, but one should not forget about the contraindications available.
In addition to the above contraindications, canned kelp to eat is not recommended in such cases:
- with individual hypersensitivity to iodine components;
- with tuberculosis;
- in the pathology of the kidneys of any shape;
- in case of an allergic reaction of any etiology.
During pregnancy, seaweed and is contraindicated at all, since the accumulation of iodine in the maternal organism can lead to disruption of fetal development.
How to take kelp?
If you want to strengthen your immunity and warn yourself against the development of serious pathologies, then it is enough to eat only 30 g of canned kelp per day. Exceeding the stogrammovy barrier is not worth it, since excess iodine will accumulate in the body, which can lead to the development of complicated consequences.
As for dry algae, they can be consumed per day for 0.5 tsp. on an adult. Chopped dry kelp can be used as a spice or diluted with water. In this case, the powder should be soaked on average for 5-8 hours.
The same dosage is recommended for the manufacture of medicines. For the treatment of constipation, algae should be taken exclusively at bedtime. There are many recipes for the preparation of folk medicine based on seaweed, most importantly, do not forget to correctly and accurately calculate the dosage of each component.
Imperceptible at first glance, the marine orderlies - kelp algae, have an incredible benefit for our body. Eat sea kale in any form: dried, powdered, canned, fresh. Do not forget about the available contraindications and the maximum dosage. Be healthy!