Research in Denmark is showing promising results from eating seaweed as an appetite suppressor. People who regularly take a seaweed supplement, don’t naturally eat as much as those who don’t take the supplement. This is one of the key issues behind healthy eating for weight loss.
The research found that even though the study group taking the seaweed supplement were not limited to the amount of food they consumed, they didn’t eat as much as the control group who were not taking the supplement. In a further group study, those taking the seaweed supplement lost significant amounts of weight, while the control group did not.
I heartily dislike the term ‘appetite suppressor’ because it totally misses the point. People are overly hungry or naturally eat too much because they are not providing their bodies with nutritious food. If your body doesn’t have the right nutrients to function in a naturally healthy way, you will be constantly hungry.
Understand this simple fact and you are half way to having the weight you covet.
When you supply your body with all the necessary nutrients required for natural good health, your appetite will fall in line to what you need. By understanding that your body has wisdom and intelligence, you will not fall for these knee jerks phrases (that I have shamelessly used to hook you into my argument:)).
Seaweed is one of nature’s superfoods. It contains most of the macro minerals and trace elements required by the body. The important thing to remember here is that these nutrients are in natural balance – they support each other (unlike the common synthetic supplements on the market). Seaweed is high in fibre. It contains enzymes, that are missing in cooked food. It contains most of the required vitamins. It contains protein.
Seaweed also acts as an de-toxifier. It helps to remove fluoride, radioactive toxins and heavy metal toxins from your body. And everyone knows that seaweed is a great (and natural) source of iodine, which is essential for a properly functioning thyroid. Daily doses can improve your health as well as help your weight loss.
It is important to understand that the addition of seaweed alone in your diet will not necessarily improve your health or your weight to your desired levels. It has to be used in conjunction with other healthy options. It is not able to supply all your nutrients requirements.
Use seaweed as an appetite suppressor (or more accurately as a nutrient provider) as part of your healthy plan to vibrant health and a lean physique.
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