- Diet & Weight Loss
Seaweed To Tackle Obesity
Use Seaweed to lose weight
If you are serious about trying to lose weight then no doubt you will have tried many weight loss diets. What will shed pounds for one may not necessarily work for others. It would appear we all have a diet which suits us best.
Seaweed has long been used as a food and is a common culinary additive in many parts of the world. More recently it is recieving recognition as a help in losing weight.
Seaweed has long been on the menu in Wales where it is served up as Lava Bread (Bara lawr). Not only is it a very tasty and abundant food source but it does you good too. The Japanese also recognise the health giving properties and as well as eating it also include in some make up preparations.
British scientists have now discovered that seaweed may also be a big help in tackling obesity. Tests have shown that the fibres present in some types of seaweed may actually decrease the amount of fat taken up by the body by as much as a whopping 75%!
The product the scientists have come up with looks nothing like the above photograph. Their extract is both colourless and odourless. In fact similar products are already been used in food for people such as ice cream. It is only just now that it is being recognised that there are other positive uses that it can be put to.
Plans are now afoot to market the discovery by including the seaweed extracts into some foodstuffs such as yoghurt and bread. The active alginates in the seaweed have been found to be quite palatable and early tests have been very promising.
A product which shows promise of reducing the amount of fat taken on board by the body by as much as three quarters can only be on to a winner as they offer the slimmer new hope.