Why is seaweed remarkable? After all, it’s just a vegetable that grows in the ocean and places like rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water. It’s common, including countless species of marine plants and algae. Many types exist, classified as red (Rhodophyta), green (Chlorophyta), and brown (Phaeophyta) algae. Typical types of edible seaweeds include Wakame, […]

Seaweed refers to all kinds of marine plants and algae that grow in the ocean, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. It contains fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, including iodine, iron and calcium, and is a good source of omega-3 fats.  According to this video, it also absorbs five times more carbon than land-based plants, which […]

Iodine-131 and cesium-134/137 are radioactive isotopes that have been released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant as a consequence of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Large amounts of this radioactive material have gone into the Pacific Ocean. That’s the bad news. The good news is that scientists at the University of Tsukuba in the Kantō […]

What do green tea, citrus fruits, berries, tomatoes, garlic, cabbage (and vegetables from the cabbage family, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts), ginger, turmeric, mint, flaxseed, shiitake mushrooms, seaweed  and dark chocolate have in common?  They are all foods that fight cancer! Indeed, they are all foods with diverse cancer-fighting properties. Diet is an important factor […]