The newest entrant in the super food department with reported benefits ranging from heart protection to weight loss, is sea weed. Bizarre as it may sound, researchers are currently studying the potentially protective compounds in eight species of seaweed from Ireland and Canada that may help reduce blood clots and hardening of arteries. A similar claim was made in a recent report published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, which reviewed almost 100 previous studies and concluded that some seaweed proteins work just like blood pressure medicine. And in animal research a component in brown seaweed was shown to help rats burn more body fat. So the next time you go out for sushi, help yourself to a side order of this wonder food, stay fit and healthy.