Featured: Ulva Lactuca
Ulva Lactuca is a thin, leafy GREEN algae, ranging from light green to dark green in color, and commonly known as “Sea Lettuce”. Typically found attached to rocks, it grows abundantly on the west coast of North America and in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Loaded with essential amino acids, Ulva Lactuca contains up to 28% protein and is comprised of all 9 essential amino acids – including Lysine (an amino acid that is typically deficient in most vegetarians). Rich in magnesium, potassium, and calcium – which are essential elements for human health and nutrition – “Sea Lettuce” is also jam-packed with Vitamin A, B, C and 12. Making Healthy MAS a great source of nutrition, filled with essential proteins, vitamins and minerals your body may be deprived of!
“Sea Lettuce” can be served in a variety of ways, including cold with other vegetables in a salad, added to the broth for soup and is used to flavor snack/processed foods as it helps reduce sodium intake. Some benefits of introducing “Sea Lettuce” into your diet may include:
- Weight Control – 1 serving consist of up to 20 calories and is essentially fat-free, however, contains a high fiber content that gives you that “full” feeling.
- Help with Digestion – As well as helping you feel “full” longer, the high fiber content in Ulva Lactuca helps with the elimination of waste, by moving through your digestive tract more quickly.
- Regulating Blood Sugar – Once again, the high fiber content helps by slowing down your metabolic rate, in turn, balancing and regulating the amount of sugar your body absorbs into your bloodstream.”Sea Lettuce” had also been known to have anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects.