Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 01 March 2013 Seaweed Seaweed is a good source of selenium and iodine. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Seaweed is a good source of selenium and iodine. It has anti-cancer effects and provides soluble fibre and omega 3 fats. It promotes thyroid health. Sometimes vegetarians develop a shortage of iodine and selenium. Seaweed can solve both these problems by adding important nutrients to the diet.Seaweed is high in calories and is a very concentrated form of nutrition. Nori is dried and pressed into sheets and is often eaten with sushi. As little as 25g per week will top up iodine levels sufficiently. Calories 136 Fibre 44,4g Iron 19,6mg Iodine 1470mcg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.