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For many centuries kelp is invaluable therapeutic agent in Japan, China, Indonesia and the far East. You know and how well helps seaweed slimming. It is noteworthy that this brown algae in all its forms (cheese, dried, pickled) preserves the most effective way that provides virtually unlimited gastronomic opportunities for its application.

The composition and useful properties

All the benefits of sea Kale for a man lies in its unique composition. Kelp is a storehouse of the most important for our organism. In particular seaweed in a huge number contains iodine, phosphorus, zinc, potassium, manganese, and alginic acid, which helps rid the body of heavy metals (cadmium, mercury and other). In addition, it is the source of B vitamins, ascorbic and folic acid, Pantothenic acid, choline, carotene, Biotin and essential amino acids (glutamine, aspartic and alanine).

So the rich chemical composition of sea Kale allows you to actively use it for medical purposes, in particular with pancreatitis, enterocolitis, atonic constipation, heart diseases, problems with blood vessels and the endocrine system, milder forms of graves ‘ disease. Also the use of kelp is a good prevention of cancer. Folk medicine Asian countries algae shown in anemia.

Kelp is the source of insoluble food fibers, the lack of which is often felt in the body of people suffering from obesity. These fibers help you to feast on food and swelled in the stomach longer retain the feeling of satiety. And the presence in the seaweed phytosterols helps to clear the body from harmful cholesterol, which is also often accompanied by excess body weight.

Including in your daily diet diet salads and other dishes from sea Kale, you will be able to intensify the process of losing weight. You will establish the digestive system as a whole, from the normal functioning of which directly affects the speed and quality of metabolism, specifically the breakdown of fats. Even if you will use seaweed together with white bread and other foods that are rich in carbohydrates and fats, absorption of nutrients by the body to decrease.

In addition, useful and cosmetic procedures with laminaria – wraps and baths, based on no less important for weight loss properties of seaweed to burn fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Also with the help of such home or salon courses can perfectly derived from subcutaneous layers of excess fluids, waste and toxins are eliminated swelling and improves skin condition in General.

Special diet

Option 1. “Awaken” the digestive system in the morning and run thus the metabolism and active burning calories by using very simple recipe with sea cabbage – skuchayte spoon finely chopped algae and drink down a glass of water. After 30 minutes you can start a full Breakfast. You can also PM pour 3 tbsp. dried kelp hot water, and in the morning to drink the mixture is also fasting.

Option 2. Menu each day on this diet sea cabbage consists of 300 g of algae and 200-300 g of seafood. Practice proved that if you eat from time to time mussels that are rich in iron and zinc follow the methodology will be easier. All the number of products is divided into 4-5 meals. Fluid you need to drink a lot. This can be water and green tea. The duration of the diet is 7 days.

Option 3. Stricter application of seaweed slimming, which implies a daily intake of 250 g laminaria and 150 g of any white meat (rabbit, chicken, Turkey) on the same terms as in the previous version. The duration of the methodology is also the week. Expected results on this diet with sea cabbage – minus 5-6 kg for the entire term.

Preparation of algae

Calorie sea cabbage quite low – only 24,9 kcal per 100 g of the product, so if they can practically without restrictions. And it means, that about any painful hunger strike we are not talking. Many do not like the typical smell and taste of algae, but that means one thing – you simply do not know how to prepare this product, extracted from the depths of the sea. However, right now, this moment can be corrected.

To prepare meals for weight loss from dry, frozen, canned, fried and marinated seaweed. And each type of product requires a preliminary preparation, after which it can be eaten or used

  • canned sea Kale is recommended to drain in a sieve and rinse immediately with plenty of water (some of it boil for a few minutes). Frozen laminaria must be given time to thaw, then rinse, and then fry or boil within 3-5 minutes. So it was not such a “slimy” you can add a little vinegar.
  • dried seaweed slimming good because it lacks salt and preservatives that are present in canned product, and specific taste. For the preparation of algae fill it with water in proportion 1 to 8 and allow for swelling in a cool place for 10-12 hours (better and more convenient for the night). After that, kelp, wash with cold water, pour lemon juice (juice of one lemon on 1 l of water – just to get rid of not very appetizing smell and taste) and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • marinated kelp. In hot water, add 20 g sugar, 3-4 clove, 10 g of salt, 1 Bay leaf. Boil the mixture for 3-5 minutes, cool and add 10 g of vinegar. This marinade add 1 kg of boiled sea Kale and keep seaweed in it for 6-8 hours. Pour the marinade and use the product in food directly, or use for cooking.

Recipes nutritionally dishes

The first dish. To make soup from sea Kale, you will need 3-4 potatoes, 1 onions, 1 carrot, 300-400 g of laminaria, a handful of fresh green peas (can substitute canned), salt, pepper, Bay leaf and onion. Vegetables cut small cubes and put in boiling water. Cook for 15 minutes, then add to the pan algae, season with salt, pepper and Lavrushka. Cook for 3-5 minutes, remove the Bay leaf, so he did not let the bitterness. Remove from the heat. Serve soup with sour cream and chopped green onion. The dish is tasty both hot and cold.

Garnish. Hearty and healthy dish is cooked from steamed rice (1 Cup) and two species of cabbage white (300 g) and sea (150 g). Cut cabbage into squares and fry for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Put in a pan with high walls, rice, stir and cook for another couple of minutes. Pour in capacity 2 cups of water, add salt and pepper, lay on top of finely chopped sea Kale. Simmer under the lid until completely absorbed water. Turn off the heat and allow the dish to stand for 10 minutes. Before serving, mix thoroughly garnish.

Vinaigrette. Boil 2-3 potatoes, 1-2 carrots, and 1 beet. Clean the vegetables and cut into cubes or slices. In salad bowl, add 1-2 cucumber, cut into julienne strips. Add 100 g canned sea Kale and chopped onion. Season 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Add salt, sugar, pepper and vinegar to taste.

Salad № 1. You will need 1 Bank of canned kelp (250 g), 1 carrot, 100 g squid, 1 bulbs, 2-3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp 3% vinegar, salt, pepper, fresh parsley. Carcasses of marine reptiles clean, boil in salted water for 3-5 minutes and cut into strips. For the salad, sea Kale, cut small cubes. Onion slice. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, add salt, pepper and season with a mixture of oil and vinegar. Leave in the refrigerator for 10-12 hours. Before serving, garnish with parsley.

Salad № 2. For the preparation of popular salad from sea Kale Korean you will need: 200 grams of dried kelp, 1 sweet and 1 hot pepper, 1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tsp sesame seeds, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 100 grams of vegetable oil, 1 tbsp 5 % vinegar, 0.5 tsp citric acid. Leaves algae rinse and soak for an hour in the water of room temperature. Again wash cabbage, put in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Simmer for 30 minutes until tender). Fold kelp in a colander, rinse with cold water, cut into long strips.

At the hot pan with vegetable oil put sliced strips hot pepper, fry, remove with slotted spoon (it is no longer useful). Now here put half bow. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the strips of pepper. Stir and simmer until cooked over medium heat. Add kelp, squeezed through a garlic press, roasted sesame, soy sauce and vinegar. Let stand, covered in the next hour. To keep the dish in the refrigerator no more than 48 hours.


Despite the good for the body and huge role seaweed slimming diets to include this Alga menu recommended not all – sometimes its use may be harmful. There are some contraindications that should be considered. In particular, it:

  • individual intolerance;
  • some diseases of the thyroid gland;
  • jade;
  • hemorrhagic disease;
  • tuberculosis;
  • chronic rhinitis;
  • diathesis;
  • urticaria;
  • abrasions;
  • pregnancy and lactation.

If seaweed slimming used as part of a special diet, keep in mind that diet methods are hard and unbalanced. This may negatively affect the condition of people suffering from chronic diseases of digestive organs. So in any case you must consult with your doctor. It is worth to mention the side effects of the constant use of sea Kale in large quantities – effects of excess iodine in the body may become watery eyes and runny nose.


Olya, 28 years. How much always watched kelp on the shelves, never even suspected that marine cabbage helps in losing weight. Moreover, I never thought that this product unappetizing marsh color at all you can eat. Once bought canned kelp on trial and all have oplevelse. But the dried product, which you then cooked and seasoned way you want them to is another matter. Make salad, salad or soup several times a week, but of course not every day, not to become boring. Very original, tasty and healthy.

Darina, 32 years. Nurture a passion for Eastern kitchen, so the seaweed in the diet of my family for a long time. Prepare so that yum! By the way, I do not advise anyone to buy canned food, because there why not just crams, and will write in the structure that contains only salt and oil. Take a dry seaweed – the evening is poured, and the next day cook what you want. Without them.

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