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SALTernative launches in Holland and Barret UK and Ireland Stores

September 2017 will see the launch of SALTernative in more than 370 Holland and Barrett stores across the UK, Ireland and on the Holland and Barrett website. Birmingham based SALTernative will have its Kombu Seaweed tins available in all major cities and towns across both UK and Ireland for the first time. Andrew Vanezis, Operations Director at SALTernative said.
“As the largest health food chain in UK, having our products in Holland and Barrett, is an exciting new venture for us and will allow us to engage with more customers who are looking for an alternative to salt. A platform in Holland and Barrett is fundamentally important in making sure customers across UK and Ireland have easy access to our product.” A recent article which appeared...

Seaweed intake and blood pressure levels in healthy pre-school Japanese children- BioMedCentral

Background Few studies have examined whether dietary factors might affect blood pressure in children. We purposed to investigate whether seaweed intake is associated with blood pressure level among Japanese preschool children. Methods The design of the study was cross-sectional and it was conducted in autumn 2006. Subjects were healthy preschoolers aged 3-6 years in Aichi, Japan. Blood pressure and pulse were measured once by an automated sphygmomanometer, which uses oscillometric methods. Dietary data, including seaweed intake, were assessed using 3-day dietary records covering 2 consecutive weekdays and 1 weekend day. Of a total of 533 children, 459 (86.1 percent) agreed to be enrolled in our study. Finally, blood pressure measurement, complete dietary records and parent-reported height and weight were obtained for 223 boys and 194…

SALTernative – Blood Pressure UK Partnership

December 2016 saw a significant milestone with SALTernative agreeing a corporate partnership with Blood Pressure UK (BPUK). Andrew, Director at SALTernative said “Our partnership with Blood Pressure UK collaboratively looks to educate UK consumers on the risks of high blood pressure, and to offer consumers a healthier alternative, where they find it difficult to remove salt in their cooking.” For information on Blood Pressure visit: http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/BloodPressureandyou/Thebasics/Bloodpressurechart  

What Are the Benefits of Kombu Seaweed?- Livestrong

Kombu — the Laminaria species of the kelp family — is a variety of seaweed that brings a diverse range of nutrient, flavor and digestibility benefits to the table. Fresh or dried kombu can be used in a variety of bean, salad, soup and pickle dishes. It can also be an ingredient for sauces and stocks, or enjoyed on its own to introduce health benefits into your diet. Calcium and Iron Calcium and iron are two minerals naturally present in kombu. Calcium is an abundant mineral in the body that primarily serves skeletal functions. Recommended calcium intakes are 1,000 milligrams daily for adults 19 to 50. Just 2 tablespoons, or 10 grams, of kombu contain 16.8 milligrams of calcium, or approximately 1.7 percent of the…

Seaweed Superfoods- Food Matters

Seaweeds are one of nature’s true wonder foods! They are one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet and also the most abundant source of minerals in the plant kingdom as they have access to all the nutrients in the ocean. Being a superfood, a little goes a long way! Benefits of Seaweeds Blood Purifying: The chemical composition of seaweeds is so close to human blood plasma, that they are excellent at regulating and purifying our blood. High in Calcium: They can contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk and 8 times as much as beef. Alkalizing:They help to alkalize our blood, neutralizing the over-acidic effects of our modern diet. Have Powerful Chelating Properties: They offer protection from a wide array…

Want to cut back on salt? Try seaweed granules on your chips instead- Daily Mail

High blood pressure, strokes and early deaths could be  prevented by replacing salt with seaweed granules in  bread and processed foods, scientists claim. The granules deliver a strong  flavour but are low in salt, which is blamed for thousands of early deaths every year. The benefit of seaweed as a salt substitute is just one aspect of its potential, a study has found. It also contains a vast array of vital micronutrients, while consumption is said to make consumers feel full, which means it could be useful in reducing obesity levels.  Seaweed could theoretically provide a valuable new food source for a world struggling to feed rising populations. A study by the Government-funded Food Innovation Project discovered that consumers find it almost impossible to tell…