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Wakame is a brown sea vegetable that is rich in nutrients.

This seaweed is rich in calcium, iron and natural sodium. It also contains a bit of vitamin C.

More importantly, wakame contains fucoxanthin. This compound, a carotenoid, has been shown to help animals lose 10% of their body weight. It seems that fucoxanthin helps increase the rate at which abdominal fat is burnt.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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