Kelp help

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The se­cret to suc­cess­ful slim­ming might just be found un­der the sea. Re­cent re­search in the jour­nal Food Chem­istry found that al­gi­nate, a nat­u­ral fi­bre found in kelp, can slow down fat ab­sorp­tion and pro­mote weight loss. The study sug­gested that con­sum­ing kelp blocks the body’s abil­ity to di­gest fat by one third. This makes sense, con­sid­er­ing that fi­bre in gen­eral, not just the fi­bre in sea veg­gies, may help weight loss by boost­ing feel­ings of full­ness and re­duc­ing hunger pangs. Com­monly found in sea­weed snacks and Ja­panese cui­sine, kelp is low in calo­ries and high in nu­tri­ents like vi­ta­mins A and C.

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