Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: What is the Candida Diet and will it improve your health? > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: What is the Candida Diet and will it improve your health?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Can I get flu from my dog? Diet and nutrition What is the Candida Diet and will it improve your health? Medical You can still save your heart if you are middle-aged and out of shape Lifestyle 3 foods you must eat if you’ve ever smoked Mental health Why some people freak out about belly buttons Medical 'Dead' man snores back to life right before his autopsy From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?