• Lexy Lane

Don't Miss Out on this Sea Vegetable

Atlantic dulse (Palmaria palmata) is a nutrient-rich red seaweed variety packing vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, and fiber. [1] As it’s name suggests, this sea vegetable grows along the northern coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Pacific. Well known and eaten for more than 2000 years in Europe, China, and Japan, most Americans may be missing out on the benefits this ancient sea vegetable has to offer.

Rich in Vitamins: Contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-6

Vitamin C is an immune system booster, helps white blood cell count, production of collagen, and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin A plays a role in the building and maintenance of teeth, bone, skin, and soft tissues. Also acts as an antioxidant and supports eye health. A valuable source of B-12 for vegetarians and vegans whom might be lacking this nutrient. B-6 plays a role in energy metabolism, the nervous system, red blood cell count, hormones and neurotransmitters. [2]

Rich in Minerals:

Packed full of Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, and Chromium

Calcium, iron, and magnesium are essential for bone density. Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, which can help those with anemia's harsh symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, cramps, etc. A well-known vaso-dilator, potassium can help lower blood pressure. [3] Like all minerals, chromium is an important trace mineral required for optimal health and body functioning, playing a role in blood sugar regulation and the breakdown of macronutrients. [4]

High in Fiber: Dietary fiber helps regulate digestive processes, bulks up stools, and alleviates constipation and bloating.

Contains Omega-3 and Omega-6: Fatty acids support a healthy heart, brain, and nervous system!

Excellent source of Iodine: Adequate iodine intake is essential for the synthesis of thyroid hormones.

Heavy Metal Detoxifier: Dulse has the ability to bind to mercury, lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel and safely remove them from hidden crevices of the body. [5]

To reap benefits, incorporate Atlantic Dulse in the diet. Dulse can be enjoyed raw, roasted and enjoyed as a snack, as a smoothie booster, or ground and sprinkled atop salads, soups, stews! Get creative and enjoy!

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