Lose weight - eat seaweed

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NEW evidence has emerged from Sheffield Hallam University that seaweed can be used as an acceptable alternative to salt in bread and can contribute to weight loss and management.

An appetite study by the Centre for Food Innovation found participants who ate bread enriched with seaweed were found to be less hungry and consumed fewer calories than when they ate normal bread in an identical test a week later.

Researchers say the reduced energy intake caused by eating seaweed-enriched bread may be helpful in weight management.

The study, supported by the Seaweed Health Foundation, tested the effect of seaweed-enriched bread eaten at breakfast time on energy intake at lunch time in 12 overweight, but otherwise healthy, males.