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25 July 2017

Some experts believe that millions of years ago, the evolution of our species, Homo sapiens, was crucially affected by seaweed

Some experts believe that millions of years ago, the evolution of our species, Homo sapiens, was crucially affected by a rather unexpected kind of food: seaweed. According to Professor Ole G. Mouritsen of the University of Southern Denmark, all of the nutrients required for our primitive ancestors to make the transition to modern Homo sapiens were available in seaweeds. Ubiquitous and easily harvested in shallow ocean waters, their elevated content of magnesium and zinc may have contributed significantly to humanity’s impressive brain development at this stage of evolution.

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