Can Seaweed Benefit my Fertility?

Can Seaweed Benefit my Fertility?

Really, seaweed?

Yes, you read that right. Seaweed, sometimes known as sea vegetables, are being touted as one of the new fertility superfoods! Did you know that sea weed contains anywhere between ten and twenty times the amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients as land vegetables.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The nutrients in seaweed are absorbed more quickly and completely than regular vegetables, which makes it a great choice. Some forms of seaweed even contain as much as 50 percent protein, which is a crazy high amount! Seaweed is also famous for it’s high iodine content.

Did you know that after Chernobyl, seaweed was used to help treat radiation patients? Of course, too much iodine can be damaging as well, but seaweed is for the most part considered to be one of the healthiest things on the planet.

Seaweed For Fertility

It’s no secret that many women have thyroid issues. Thyroid issues can be caused by many different things, and can be made worse by stress. Thyroid issues can even lead to fertility issues for some women. Seaweed is really good at keeping the thyroid under control and in good working order.

Some experts believe that taking a small amount of seaweed each day can keep all body processes in good shape, including adrenals, kidneys, liver and bladder. All of these body parts play a part in boosting your fertility, so keeping them in tip top shape can be very helpful.

Seaweed’s high fiber content can also help to balance blood sugar, which can help women who suffer from PCOS. Fiber can also help the body rid itself of excess estrogen, which can inhibit fertility. Seaweed can give every body process a boost, which can in turn help with fertility!

How To Eat It

There are actually several different varieties of seaweed, including agar, wakame, kombu, kelp, dulse, and arame. Each one has different qualities, and is good for different things. You can use seaweed to make a yummy seaweed salad, along with other vegetables and spices. You can also make a seaweed veggie soup to get your seaweed nutrients in yummy fashion.

You can even use seaweed to make gelatin, mousse, or smoothie like desserts that are sweet and delicious. There are literally hundreds, if not more, recipes that you can use to make yourself a delicious seaweed treat. If eating your seaweed isn’t your thing, you can also get seaweed supplements in pill form, so you don’t have to worry about whipping up something on your own.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.