Sea vegetables have been eaten for centuries by Asian cultures, particularly Japan. The ancient Chinese considered the sea vegetable a delicacy to be given to guests of honour. Outside of Asia, many nations by the water have learned how mineral-rich seaweed is. In fact it contains virtually all the minerals found in the ocean and certainly all that can be found in the blood. Perhaps it’s major health benefit is as a provider of iodine which supports thyroid function and so helps to regulate our metabolism. Here are some serving ideas: • Use nori sheets to make our own vegetarian rolls – fill them with slices of avocado, 
 cucumber and radish. • Sprinkle sliced nori or kelp over salad or vegetables. • Grind nori or kelp into a powder and use instead of salt.
April 2013
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Nutrition & Superfood
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The Cholesterol Myth Unravels Further Ageing and Vitality:
Can The Two 
Be Interlinked?  Why Eat Seaweed? Most cells in our body use either fat or glucose as a fuel source. The one exception to this rule is the brain 
as none of the cells can use fat for fuel. This is probably because the brain is made up of fat and so it is much too precious to be used as an energy supply. Fats are digested in the intestine and released into the bloodstream in a large ball. In the liver, fats are sorted out and redistributed into smaller particles containing cholesterol. These parcels are called lipoproteins and they transport fat around the body. Cholesterol has been much maligned but it has many health benefits; it plays a critical role in our cell membranes, we use it to make bile acids which help us to digest fat, we need it to produce our sex 
hormones and also Vitamin D. Low cholesterol levels have been linked to violent behaviour due 
to changes in brain activity and now there is reason to believe that low-fat diets and/or 
cholesterol lowering drugs may cause or contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. Longevity is all about the maximum age we can possibly live to. Potentially we can live to be a hundred and thirty years old - this has been calculated by the number of times the cells in our body can possibly divide. Cell division is all about our cells reproducing and repairing themselves. Jeanne Calment, the French supercentenarian with the longest confirmed lifespan in history, nearly made it. She died at 
a hundred and twenty-two years old having outlived both her daughter and her grandson. 
Here are some of her secrets that are supported by science: • Learn to be more stress tolerant through meditation and exercise • Be as active as you can • Eat only when you are hungry and eat well • Have a glass of red wine each day • Use olive oil
Newsleter May 2013