Seaweed contains all of the minerals required by human body, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron and Zinc. It also contain Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, niacin, Vitamin C, pantothenic acid, folic acid, and trace amounts of B12... Seaweed helps cleanse the body of toxins. It will help bind any heavy metals in the intestines and remove them from the body.
Seaweed contains a compound called Fucoidan which destroys cancer cells.
It is said that the Japanese have such thick lustrous hair because of the high amount of 'sea vegetables' that are high in mineral content that they eat every day.
Seaweed is believed to regulate hormones, enrich your bloodstream, improve your metabolism, improve mental functioning, and give you healthy glowing skin.
It was a hot trendy thing in the 1970s to eat dried seaweed. To me it really doesn't have much taste. Maybe you could hide some dried seaweed in a salad? I actually did see some in the ethnic rows in the grocery store.