Thursday, 28 June 2012

Pasta sauce recipe

Here’s a recipe for using Seagreens in a homemade tomato sauce. It’s ideal for pasta and could have meat, in particular chicken added if you wish. The quantities are for 1 person so you will need to multiply these if you are cooking for more

2 small handful of pasta (preferably wholemeal)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion
1 small tin of chopped tomatoes/ passata
2 small carrots
2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
½ teaspoon Seagreens culinary ingredient
½ teaspoon oregano
Grated cheese

1.    Cook the pasta according to the instructions 
2.    Peel and chop the onion and carrots, fry all the vegetables and add the passata and herbs     and stir. Leave to simmer while the pasta is cooking. If the sauce becomes dry, add a little water
3.    Serve with grated cheese

This is a really quick recipe, great for rushed dinners. More vegetables can be added especially if you have some which need using up. If you have small children who are fussy over vegetables, blend the source before serving to hide them.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Seaweed and cardiovascular disease

The polysaccharides in brown seaweeds are believed to have many properties which protect against and be useful in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, in particular, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disorders and artherosclorosis (the furring of arteries).  Artherosclorosis can lead to narrowing of the arteries which in turn restricts blood flow. If a clot is in the blood, it may get stuck in a narrow artery leading to a stroke or heart attack.

They also help regulate blood lipid levels and blood sugar which can be factors causing cardiovascular disease. Enzymes involved in the beta-oxidation of fatty acids are also activated by the polysaccharides. This also helps regulate blood lipid levels and prevent hyperlipidemia (high fat levels in the blood)

Seagreens may also be beneficial to those people suffering from raised blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause strokes in severe cases and is known as the silent killer. There are rarely any symptoms with high blood pressure. Taking Seagreens daily and eating a healthy balanced diet, low in salt, combined with regular exercise can help lower blood pressure. Optimum blood pressure is 120/80.

Seaweed also helps control cholesterol levels which when raised can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Seaweed can also help make blood less “sticky” (it has an anti-coagulant effect) which also helps it flow more freely around the body.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Seaweed and arthritis

It’s been reported in the news today ( that seaweed may have an anti-inflammatory effect and therefore could be useful in treating chronic conditions such as arthritis and other conditions which cause inflammation of joints.

The seaweed has been discovered off the coast of Hawaii and was destroying coral reefs but tests have found it is a potent anti-inflammatory. There may also be a use for it in the treatment of cancer and heart disease however; this has not been proven yet.

Several types of algae and cyanobacteria are known to produce novel compounds (new combinations of different chemicals). Many of these are showing promising use for drug development for humans and other uses too.

Seaweed and Seagreens have also been identified as possibly protecting against certain types of cancer and heart disease. Seaweed contains a large amount of vitamins and minerals which act as anti-oxidants and scavenge the free radicals which can be cancer causing. It also contains high amounts of fibre.

Seaweed may help prevent heart disease as it changes the lipid profile in the blood and lowers cholesterol which are believed to be causes of heart disease. As seaweed is also an appetite suppressant it therefore reduces the amount people eat which may help people who are overweight to lose weight and therefore reduce the risk of heart disease.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Seagreens and weightloss

Several studies (in particular Paxman et al., 2008) have identified a positive relationship between seaweed and weightloss. It has been found the alginate in seaweed can help reduce energy intake in overweight adults. It has been found that when seaweed is consumed, especially when Seagreens granules are used in food, people are less hungry at their next meal. Not only does this mean less Calories are consumed at the meal but also, less snacking occurs between meals. It is often the snacking which is most Calorific especially when junk food is eaten as there is no nutritional value to it.

Not only is seaweed believed to help people lose weight and decrease energy intake, seaweed also has a cholesterol lowering effect and may help stabilise blood glucose levels too. High cholesterol and blood sugar are commonly associated with obesity so using Seagreens can help prevent these diseases beginning in obese patients.

Here are a few ways you could use Seagreens to help you lose weight:
  •       Take the capsules (between 2 and 6) each day
  •       Use Seagreens culinary ingredient in bread to help you start the day with Seagreens and    lower your energy intake from the start
  •       Sprinkle a teaspoon of Seagreens culinary ingredient on cooking such as spaghetti bolognaise and other pasta dishes, curry and stir fry

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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Seagreens and children

Seaweed not only has massive benefits for adults but also children. Children can use Seagreens products in the same ways as adults but it is advised that children under 10 consume half the dose of adults. This is particularly for the capsules which can be taken from 2 up to 12 a day for a specific health condition in adults. If you are using Seagreens to treat a specific condition, it is advised that you check with your GP first but begin with 1 capsule a day. You can also email to ask more specific advice.

Seagreens contains a wide range of amino acids which may be beneficial to children. It contains glutamic acid which can be used to treat childhood behavioural issues. It also contains GABA which can help with epilepsy and phenylalanine which a deficiency can cause eczema and slow intellect. Seagreens also contains taurine. A deficiency of taurine may be causative in epilepsy and may also be linked to IQ in Down’s Syndrome.

Children can frequently be fussy eaters and using Seagreens in cooking will help ensure they have a full complement of vitamins, minerals and amino acids essential for development. The culinary ingredient is ideal to use as children will not notice the flavour but will gain a lot of benefit from the added nutrition it gives to a meal. It can be used in all types of cooking. Try stirring a teaspoonful into any meal to give it a boost and replace the salt.

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Friday, 1 June 2012

All about Seagreens

Seagreens was established 15 years ago by Simon Ranger who has a vision that one day, we will all be eating 1gram of seaweed a day. The company began harvesting seaweed off the Lapland coast of Norway using sustainable methods. This began in the late 1990s and Seagreens have set the standards worldwide for harvesting human quality seaweed.

We are passionate about harvesting seaweed as close to our consumers as possible and therefore keeping air miles and costs to a minimum. There are no processing plants involved in the production of Seagreens. The seaweed is milled next to where it has been harvested from. This means nothing is added or taken away giving consumers the highest quality and nutritional product possible.

In 1998, Seagreens was named the first organic ocean to table seaweed producer. In 2009, our joint partner Hebridean Segreens Ltd, received full Organic Certification for harvesting and production in Scotland. No other seaweed factory of this kind has a Food Hygiene Certificate. Producing human quality seaweed in a safe and clean environment which will have health benefits is of paramount importance to us.

Seagreens have also been certified Kosher and all the products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans as only vegetable products are used even to produce the capsules.

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