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Vinegar is a miracle food that can be used to cook and clean.

But seaweed is just as versatile. Now a research team from the University of Connecticut has discovered a further use for it.

As part of a study involving mice they established that consuming edible brown seaweed – known as sugar kelp – could help prevent weight gain.

Even for those eating a high-fat diet. The intestines and liver benefit too. The team is currently researching how sugar kelp might aid those with other health complaints.

Indeed the water plant could soon become part of people’s everyday diet. Studies have shown how important it is that seaweed is cultivated locally.

And there’s already snacks and burgers from kelp.

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