Kelp is an Anti-Cancer Diet – Research proves it!

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Kelp is an Anti-Cancer Diet – Research proves it!

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” – Unknown

You cannot avoid all health problems, but, you definitely can have a good control over your health than you actually think of. Science studies prove that the current lifestyle choices – taking in too much of alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise and unhealthy diet will lead you to a battle that you never chose to fight and will be forced to a collapse in the end of the struggle. It is because you can never win over ‘Cancer’.

So, avoid cigarettes, limit your alcohol intake and carry out workouts to stay in shape, this will prove to be a great initiative to prevent cancer. In order to support health, you need to carefully watch your regular eating habits as it has a strong influence over your health. At times, you might be eating foods, that fuel cancer, while ignoring the foods that could actually protect your health. Here are a few examples:

  • Eating more organic fruits and vegetables can minimize the risk of many common cancers, whereas 35 grams of dairy protein every day, might, increase the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Also, soy foods have the ability to reduce the risk of breast cancer and processed meat or read meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer. Kelps play a good role in preventing almost all types of Cancer.

What is Kelp?

Kelp, the seaweed, is obtained from the deep waters. This sea vegetable is mainly devoured by the people from the Asian countries. It is the chief food of China and Japan. There are around 30 genera of kelp and it mainly grabs its nutrients and minerals from sunlight and seawater. It is also known as Brown Algae.

Research Précis on Kelp as an Anti-Cancer Diet:

Many research studies prove that the women of Japan have longer menstrual cycles. They also contribute towards the lower cancer rate. Not just this, the people of China & Japan are considered to be the longest lived people on earth. This is because, Kelp is their staple food.

In a study conducted by Professor Marcel Jaspars and Dr. Florence Folmer of the Department of Chemistry, School of Natural and Computing Science University of Aberdeen, on “Sea Vegetables for Health,” they have analyzed the people of various parts of the world and have identified that whoever consumed Kelp/brown algae, were associated with a significantly lower rate of cancer, thyroid diseases, heart disease and dementia. This is because, Kelp possesses almost all required nutrients to boost the metabolism of a human being.

  • Dietary holdings of Kelp

Many vegetables lose most of the vital elements due to soil demineralization. But, Kelp possesses almost all the vital elements that are required to boost the human health. It is rich in

  • Hydrocolloids
  • Iodine
  • Fucoxanthin
  • Chlorophyll a and b
  • Phlorotannins
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Iron
  • Selenium

Added Advantages of consuming Kelp:

  • Kelp acts against Radioactive and Heavy Metal Toxic ions

The air we breathe, the food we take in, the water we drink and the soil, where the vegetables are planted are all contaminated. We cannot bring a change to this all of a sudden. But, we can reduce the burden of Radioactive waves on our body from affecting our health. The Government of Sweden, advised a dosage of 5 gm/day powdered Kelp as a detox management and defensive care against radioactive after-effects in 1954. The minerals in Kelp trap the metallic ions and remove the heavy metals from the bodies and evacuate them through the stool. Kelp soothes the GI tract and provides a remedy for chronic constipation.

  • Improves the functioning of Lungs

Regular consumption of Kelp, aids in efficient functioning of the respiratory system and improves the capacity of the lungs.

  • Treats Erectile Dysfunction & Urinary Problems

Kelp is packed with a lot of nutrients and scientists say that it can do better than Viagra. Regular intake of Kelp, demonstrates a sweeping advancement in the Orgasmic Function, Intercourse Satisfaction and Erectile Function.

  • Helps in proper functioning of Thyroid Glands

The Iodine content in Kelp, aids in appropriate working of the thyroid glands. There are many medications available these days for problems in thyroid gland, but regular usage of kelp can addendum to the treatments.

Regular diet containing Kelp, lowers the serum estradiol levels with the help of its high phytoestrogenic properties.

  • Helps in reducing inflammation

Inflammatory diseases like – Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and Psoriasis are personified by an excess supply of white blood cells. It is proved that leukocytes will be slowed when the sea weed is taken in. It will also eliminate the root cause of inflammations and reduces risk of cancer.

  • Reduces the risk of Breast Cancer

Sulfated polysaccharide can be extracted from the algae with the help of hot water. It has a countless antiviral properties present in it. This drink has the ability to reduce post-surgery, hemorrhagic shock pooling. It depicts a strong antitumor motion by obstructing inflammations.

Ways to scoff Kelp

You can eat kelp in the form of salads. If you are not a big fan of salads, get dried & powdered kelp and add ¼ teaspoon to your favorite Smoothies, Freshly extracted fruit drinks, Soups or Stews.

Beware!

Anything too much for the body is always risky, be it good or bad. This seaweed has been used by the Japanese and Chinese healers as a curative measure for centuries, still, one should be very careful when consuming it in large quantity. Kelp is too healthy. It will be an overdose of iodine. To solve this crisis take in only small amounts regularly.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women must refrain from using kelp, except if they tolerate a shortage of iodine in their body. It is always wise to consult your practitioner to check if Kelp will suit your body condition, as it could have a reverse effect on patients with thyroid or one who is under some medication. Ensure that, you take only right the amount of Kelp matching your age and physical conditions! Eat Healthy & Live Healthy!

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    Dr.Nalini Sreekanth

    I have been practicing alternative medicine for the past 7 years in and out of India.Coming from a traditional family from Kerala, Gods own country.My fore fathers where into traditional Ayurveda practice over 7 generations.read more

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