Vegetables as we know them are either from plants or from the roots or the vines, but some of them are from the sea, but they are not very well known. With the ongoing trend towards health and wellness, organic and natural food products, it may not hurt to explore the marines for their benefits to human health.
There have been recent scientific studies about the unpopular sea vegetable called the Phytoplankton. These small Microscopic Plants and Good Bacteria were found to contain huge amount of nutrients that can be very useful for humans.
Scientists theorized that Phytoplanktons marked the beginning of life billions of years ago, when it showed the ability to convert sunlight, water and minerals to useful elements like protein, carbohydrates and vitamins.
They were also found to be responsible for making up 90% of the Earth’s oxygen level, of course which plays a vital role in animal and human existence.
These little plants contain minerals and electrolytes essential for the human body.
Did you know that the human plasma and seawater have similar compositions? This makes sea vegetables a very good source of micronutrients and trace elements to maintain or balance Homeostasis in the human body. Noteworthy to mention also is their role in improving Cell Metabolism and Detoxification process.
Clinical studies have shown general nutrition benefits for humans in enhancing brain function and mental alertness because of the plant’s potent lipid contents; it improves the heart function due to its vitamin and mineral properties. Laboratory studies showed that intake of this amazing sea plant can help decrease and regulate cholesterol and sugar levels; relieve pain and prevent skin diseases. In addition, it also supports good eyesight, a healthy liver function and improves sleeping habits.
Some of the contents of these plants include: Vitamins C, E and B12, Magnesium, Potassium and many other Vitamins and Minerals. They are also found to be rich in Polymerics and Polysaccharides and have an alkaline pH to counter the acidity of most of the acid content in our diet like refined sugars, caffeine and soda.
So the next time you encounter these plants or food products that contain them, it may do you a remarkable health boost by trying them, just like your excellent antioxidant vegetable products.