It’s vegan month!
The month of November is all about celebrating the vegan lifestyle, educating others on the benefits and becoming more aware of what being vegan entails. Practicing a plant-based diet isn’t for everyone but this life choice is increasing in popularity. As environmental and health awareness become more important factors in people’s shopping habits the sale of vegan and vegetarian products have sky-rocketed. Waitrose have dedicated vegan sections and have increased meat and dairy free ranges by 60%. Tesco reports that sales of chilled vegan foods have soared by 25% whilst announcing the doubling of their plant-based range.
Should vegans eat seaweed? Read on to find out why we think so.
Should vegans eat seaweed?
Cutting out certain foods from your diet may cause changes in your nutrient intake. It is likely that you’ve heard of vitamin B12, iron, calcium and other supplementation, recommended by The Vegan Society as important nutrients to add to a plant-based diet. However, the importance of iodine isn’t always at the top of the list, and we think this needs to change. The only good natural sources of iodine are white fish, dairy and the right type of seaweed!
The Vegan Society do have a small overview on iodine, although fail to mention iodine’s importance in the maintenance of healthy metabolism, cognitive function, skin, child development, nervous system as well as thyroid function. It has been named ‘Britain’s hidden nutrition crisis‘ with as extreme effects as risks to foetal brain development. The Society comment that “iodine content of seaweed is variable, and sometimes too high. Also, some types are contaminated”. This statement can be true for some seaweed manufacturers often using fillers to bulk out their capsules and tablets, and sourcing seaweed of the wrong species from non-pristine waters.
Here at Weed & Wonderful, we’re different and like to set ourselves apart from other seaweed supplements. We are more that just a brand, we are the seaweed experts, with our own dedicated production.
What makes Weed & Wonderful seaweed different?
- All of our Organic Ascophyllum seaweed comes from the pristine waters of the Scottish Outer Hebrides, wild harvested from sheltered sea lochs.
- Every batch is uniquely DNA Authenticated, ensuring that what we say is in the capsules is what you get.
- Every batch is tested for key nutrients, including iodine levels. So even with slight variation through the seasons the levels of iodine in our capsules always stays between a certain threshold.
- Our capsules are 100% vegan, organic and kosher
- No fillers, no bulking agents, just pure seaweed
- Independent analysis shows our seaweed is higher on key measures of quality in comparison to other leading brands.
So if you want a completely natural food based source of iodine, choose Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Seaweed Capsules!
Changing to a plant-based diet should be taken seriously and research into the lifestyle is recommended beforehand