START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Seaweed: Radiation-Fighting Powerfood

  • 1 of 2
Seaweed: Radiation-Fighting Powerfood

The oldest plant on earth protects you from modern dangers.

The radiation plume drifting onto North America from the Japanese quake disaster is not considered a serious health risk by authorities; but many people want extra protection — particularly if the situation becomes worse.

Why not use this situation to add a powerfood to your diet that not only helps prevent radiation poisoning, but many other serious health problems as well.

Interesting Facts

  • When the body is saturated with natural iodine from seaweed, it will more readily excrete radioactive iodine taken in from the air, water or food. This prevents radiation poisoning of the thyroid. (see other radiation benefits below)
  • Seaweeds contain 14 times more calcium by weight than milk.
  • Seaweed is high in protein, low in fat and contains little or no carbs.
  • Seaweed has components which lower blood pressure, prevent arteriosclerosis, and combat tumors.
  • Seaweed has been on earth at least 500 million years longer than man.

Seaweed tastes great when prepared well. Although not so common in our modern western diet, it is enjoyed daily in countries like Japan and Ireland. Even land lubbers like Randy get used to its unique flavor.

Listen to Randy Fritz’s opinion of seaweed below:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

For maximum nutritional value, eat seaweed fresh.

Next: 5 most popular seaweeds & more health benefits

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Food, General Health, Health, Natural Remedies, Simply Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, , , , , , , , , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


+ add your own
5:26AM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

Personally I avoid Marine Algae, aka Seaweed, due to the fact that MSG and I do not get along. MSG is the factor for people liking seaweed so much. Kombu is the original source for manufacturing MSG. And then I am on a low sodium diet which seaweed is not. And since I have as yet no need for Iodine in radiation exposure medicinal levels or fungicidal levels or sanitizing levels I will pass on the seaweed. And as the above listed seaweeds are all Farmed, at the expense of Mangroves and eelgrass which is just a Marine form of deforestation for a high profit monoculture. Nori is just for Japan a $2 Billion cash crop. Then there is the problem that most brown seaweed is also known to concentrate arsenic in its tissues.

7:59AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

They're good even in your lentils.

4:30PM PDT on Jul 22, 2011

I take seaweed tablets, getting fresh seaweed is almost impossible to get fresh.I add dried seaweed powder to my dog's dinner.

8:42AM PDT on Jul 18, 2011

Here in Southern Italy some times I can get fresh seaweeds at my fishmonger's. They're so tasty!

3:05PM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

I've never had seaweed before but now I'm willing to try!

11:37PM PDT on May 28, 2011

Loving it!

7:10PM PDT on May 14, 2011

i LOVE seaweed salad, i would love to learn how to make it at home.

5:17PM PDT on May 9, 2011

Great article, thanks!

7:51AM PDT on May 9, 2011


8:44PM PDT on May 8, 2011

Thanks for info! Very informative tip.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I tried this. Now I'm addicted to Tetris. Gotta cut this post short. Have a Tetris craving.

Thanks for sharing.

If I had the energy, I'd get a Corgi. My five cats might object though.

To rinse with water might be not very effective. Your mouth is already rinsed with watery saliva. Be…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!