Algae in your diet? Definitely! Organic Atlantic algae (including wakame) are one of the healthiest natural foods that any of us could add to our daily diet. The nutritional profile of algae is truly impressive, and their pleasant salty taste makes them an excellent salt substitute, an ideal alternative to processed salt. But what are the benefits of wakame and how can we use it? Let’s find out!
What is wakame?
Wakame is a salty, ocean-smelling brown seaweed with a mild flavour that adds an exciting taste sensation to both savoury and sweet dishes. Wakame is packed full of vitamins, 15 different vitamins and minerals (including B-group vitamins and calcium) and beneficial BCAA amino acids are hidden inside.
Careful production and high-quality raw materials.
In order to bring you wakame in all its glory, without losing any of its healing properties, the seaweed has been pre-dried at a low temperature (below 35 degrees). In this way, the algae’s benefits are preserved, as well as its colour, aroma and flavour. The wakame sold in Centralsun’s e-shop is 100% natural, pure and of organic origin.
What are the benefits of wakame?
Wakame hides a number of benefits, supporting brain and heart health, and promoting the proper functioning of thyroid hormones. Among other things, wakame contains vitamins A, B, C and K, and is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium, which is essential for bones. The nutrient profile of wakame is truly rich, making it a real superfood! But what else does wakame have to surprise us?
6 good reasons to use wakame
1) Wakame helps to reduce muscle soreness after training.
Thanks to its truly rich mineral content, wakame can provide effective post-workout support. Wakame’s combination of vitamin B-12 and magnesium provide energy-boosting effects, helping to reduce fatigue and tiredness and support muscle function and recovery.
2) Supports heart health
Vitamin B1 in Wakame contributes to normal heart function, while potassium helps to prevent excessive fluctuations and spikes in blood pressure.
3) Provides relief from stress
Wakame’s B-group vitamins and magnesium support the normal functioning of the nervous system, helping the body to cope better with stress. The iodine in algae also contributes to the regular functioning of cognitive functions.
4) Wakame is anti-inflammatory
Due to its high omega-3 fatty acid content, wakame can help reduce overall inflammation levels in the body, providing relief from a variety of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and digestive problems. The polyphenols in wakame also have antioxidant properties similar to those of catechin (EGCG) in green tea, which is considered to be a very effective free radical neutralizer.
5) Takes care of thyroid health
Like dulse, wakame is a plant with a higher iodine content that can provide effective support in both the treatment of thyroid problems and the prevention of iodine deficiency by helping to keep the body’s iodine reserves naturally replenished.
6) Wakame may have a blood sugar stabilising effect.
Several studies have confirmed that regular consumption of wakame can have a positive effect on blood sugar balance and insulin resistance. This is confirmed by a study conducted in 2019.
Who should consider taking wakame?
This incomparable algae can be enjoyed by all cooking enthusiasts, as well as physically active people who also want to boost their health and support their body with beneficial vitamins and minerals.
How to use wakame?
Wakame is perfect for shaking on top of soups, porridges and salads as well as adding an exciting flavour to healthy smoothies and sauces. Just let your imagination fly! Dried wakame is a convenient and easy way to nourish your body with essential minerals. Simply sprinkle a spoonful of flakes on your food and enjoy!
Since your own eye (or sense of taste) is always king, try it for yourself!
Tasty Atlantic wakame is waiting for you in the algae range of Centralsun’s e-shop. Get your wakame HERE.