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Healthy Food Tips: The Benefits of Kelp

We are down to the final four superfoods listed in the David Wolfe Book ~

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

I found a free PDF copy of the book HERE.

For the other articles

in the superfood series


What is Kelp (2, 3)

Kelp, part of a group of large brown sea algae, is more commonly known as seaweed. We know that fish are healthy, right? Well, we must remember where these fish get their healthy profile, by eating sea vegetables.


Health Benefits of Kelp (1,2)

  1. One of the highest sources of iodine in the world – up to 2984 mcg/serving
  2. The most powerful food to heal the thyroid gland
  3. Loaded with trace minerals and vitamins
  4. High amounts of protein
  5. Gets the digestive system moving
  6. Blood purifier
  7. Natural diuretic
  8. Encourages weight loss
  9. Helps control blood sugar
  10. Improves immunity


Source (1)

How to use it:

Kelp can be added to soups or smoothies. You’ll find many kelp salad recipes online as well. Another amazing way to use kelp is to chop it up and mix it with rice or other grains.

Where to find it:

I found dried versions on AMAZON

Other Sources:






About Tamara Hoerner (1253 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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