Seaweed – Healthy Fat Burner

On blog I’ve read that Jamie Oliver’s seaweed diet helped him lose weight. Is sushi the reason why people in Japan don’t seem to have obesity issues? I tried to find out why we should eat seaweed to lose that annoying extra baggage, and here’s what I have discovered!

Although seaweed has always been a part of Asian dishes, it’s gained recognition all around the globe for its weight loss benefits. Containing plenty of proteins, high in vitamins A, B12, C, seaweed is undoubtedly very nutritious. Chemists from Japan have found that the brown pigment in wakame, a type of seaweed, fucoxanthin can promote weight loss. It works by stimulating the production of an enzyme which, later, increases fat burning. In addition, fucoxanthin improves trygliceride levels and reduces LDL cholesterol. Minerals found in seaweed are micro-nutrients that you might not get even if you take vitamin supplements. What’s more, ocean vegetables absorb few marine toxins, unlike fish.

Still doesn’t sound tasty? Dietitians suggest tucking into some sushi as the most convenient (and delicious) way to incorporate seaweed into your diet. In fact, eating sushi in appropriate portions provides an excellent source of protein, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins. However, steer clear of varieties containing mayonnaise or fried meat because of their high fat content. The other thing to be careful about when eating sushi is, of course, portion size; it’s so easy to over-consume this tasty dish!

weight loss seaweed 2Just like the other super foods, seaweeds can promote weight loss only in case you follow a balanced diet plan and stay physically active. In oriental grocery stores and many health shops, you can find seaweed in various forms, but usually it’s dried. Although I’ve mentioned wakame, it’s not the only type of seaweed you can eat; other as wonderful types include konbu, hijiki and nori.

Many superstars have incorporated seaweed in their diet in an effort to keep weight off. Why wouldn’t you give it a try?