- It is extremely low-calorie
- It has cancer fighting phytochemicals and antioxidants , which boost your immune system
- Ounce for ounce, this humble plant has more vitamins and minerals than any other plant—all 56 needed to survive, in fact
- It is rich in B-vitamins, which help to regulate your mood
- It has lots of iodine, which can be hard to find in other parts of your diet, and helps to stunt tumor growth and ensure healthy brain and thyroid gland functioning
- It is full of vitamin A, which helps your complexion and eyesight
- It is a great source of protein. The nori variety is 28% protein, for instance, a wonderful zero-fat source
- It is full of magnesium, which keeps your blood pressure down
- It is a great source of fiber, which will help you to stay regular
09 Oct 2012 Leave a Comment
Seaweed has been meshed into diets of the Chinese and Japanese for thousands of years, and their amazing health cannot simply go unnoticed. The sushi movement has slowly become a piece of our eclectic American diet as well. Seaweed comes in many species and forms. The most popular way to eat it is dried or steamed in salads. Adding “sea vegetables” into your diet can be the perfect way to balance your diet- and there are many ways to do so.
You may as yourself why is seaweed or sea vegetables so good for me? This super food has some of the most essential balancing nutrients- here is the break down.
Here is an easy recipe for a seaweed salad (provided by Food.com), which only takes 10 minutes to prepare; it is the perfect 1st course to your family’s evening meals.
3/4 ounce dried wakame seaweed (whole or cut)
3 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar
red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted
1. Soak seaweed in warm water to cover, 5 minutes. Drain, rinse then squeeze out excess water. If wakame is uncut, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
2. Stir together vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add the seaweed, scallions, carrots, and cilantro, tossing to combine well. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.
Remember adding seaweed into your diet can be a hard thing to do with your family, but the best thing to do is research recipes, tips, and tricks that will guide your healthy lifestyle down the perfect path.
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