The algae Fucus. Properties

The name designates those algae plants living in both fresh and marine waters, or at least in high humidity, have chlorophyll and / or other pigments with which to meet their nutritional needs through them (hydrate formation carbon from water and oxygen - photosynthesis). These algae can be unicellular, multicellular or multicellular and the appearance of higher plants, and may even have organs like stems, roots and leaves, though relatively simple structure, very different from the flowering plants on earth.

The algae are more like aquatic plant that can be used as normally as cooked vegetables and such. But among them are some that have some interesting therapeutic properties, due to its high content or trace elements or their content in certain special active ingredients, usually through glycosidic.

Composition of algae Fucus

Among these stresses gender algae Fucus, brownish, belonging to the family of Feofíceas, and especially the vesicolosus Fucus species, very common weed in the northern seas, especially in the tidal zone, forming true masses of algae attached to the bottom of 20 cm. 1 m in length and are collected by suitable barges fitted with devices that are cutting and climbing aboard. Once dry contain 10 to 20% water, and 15% of minerals rich in iodine, also containing much potassium, and 1-2% fat, 4 to 5% protein and 65% carbohydrate condensed, consisting mostly of algin or alginic liquid, equivalent to the total content of 18 to 28%. This polysaccharide is a fundamental constituent of cell walls and is now fairly well studied taking polimanurónico acid formula. This is insolubre alginic acid in water but swell absorbing layer is about 100 times its weight in water.

Apart from their separate iodine, which exerts a marked suppressive action of hypothyroidism, which is also a cause of obesity, by its ability to absorb large amounts of water, swelling, helps achieve the fullness needed to feel satiety , preventing people who eat excessively (obese) have an empty feeling in your stomach and feel the need to overeat, which, aided by a good balanced diet, but the reduction, since it is virtually a sine Utopia lose weight, you can achieve significant weight reductions.

Properties and indications of the algae Fucus

But in addition, the high iodine content stimulates holding action of the thyroid, increasing the performance of this gland and increasing the metabolism of the person, which is achieved that is likely to burn more calories in their "metabolic furnace" grace the improved functioning of the thyroid, especially if accompanied by an increase in physical exercises, which are especially recommended if practiced for 5-10 minutes before each main meal, in order to cause a momentary hyperglycemia blood, by mobilizing carbohydrate reserves (as fat) to nourish the blood, thus avoiding having much appetite.

Fucus tablets, taken in doses of 3 to 9 tablets a day, divided before meals, can be a great help because of dieting or weight loss, which should not be monotonous, but balanced and sufficiently varied to refrain from causing, monotony, and above all leave the feeling of having an empty stomach, as this all I get is that he who follows the diet leaves by passing the "hunger".

Besides this type of seaweed (Fucus), weight loss diets or reducing other algae can be used as:

1) Agar-Agar: Seaweed in strips (for salads) quenching but not fattening.

2) Tablets of Spirulina: algae rich in protein (65-71%) than taken before meals gives you a feeling of satiety without gaining weight.

Besides these diets to lose weight may be accompanied by infusions of medicinal plants such as horsetail, sarsaparilla, peppermint, etc..

With these products and a weight loss diet balanced, it is possible weight reductions of about 1 - 1.5 kg. week, which is ideal for not hang up the meat nor worsened the appearance of the person, and thus achieve desired weight loss gradually, slowly but steadily, and without imbalances, which are what usually follows diets or unbalanced weight reduction by anorectic drugs.

Related topics:

* Seaweed: or Kanten Agar-Agar
* Seaweed: Chlorella
* Seaweed: Spirulina
* Seaweed: Kelp
* Seaweed: The greens of the sea
* Marine algae: Wakame

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