Among many praises, longevity dishes should be the highest praise for vegetables. Kelp, this kind of food that often appears on the table, has been named as such since ancient times. What s so special about it?
The kelp tastes salty and cold, and enters the liver, stomach, and kidney meridians, and has the effect of phlegm and water. Li Shizhen s Compendium of Materia Medica records that kelp treats water diseases and tumors, and has the same function as seaweed. Modern research shows that kelp contains carotene, B vitamins, and calcium, iron and other essential nutrients for the human body; kelp contains a variety of pharmacological effects Functional factors such as kelp starch (fucoidan), alginic acid ( fucoic acid), konbu polysaccharide, alginin, fucoidan, konbumin, etc. With the deepening of scientific research, people have discovered that kelp has a wide range of pharmacological activities.
Prevention and treatment of iodine deficiency goiter. Iodine is a raw material for the synthesis of thyroxine. When iodine deficiency occurs, it causes thyroid tissue hyperplasia. Kelp is rich in iodine, which helps prevent iodine-deficient goiter.
Antitumor. Kumbu polysaccharide in kelp can kill tumor cells by activating macrophages, inhibiting tumor cell proliferation, and also inhibiting tumor growth by inhibiting tumor angiogenesis, and it can also directly inhibit tumor growth.
Hypoglycemic. Fucoidan in kelp is a very good dietary fiber. After eating kelp, it can delay gastric emptying and food through the small intestine, and help control blood sugar.
Improve immunity. Laminaria polysaccharide is an immune modulator. Studies have shown that kelp polysaccharides can promote the immune function of normal and immunocompromised mice.