Your momma probably told you to eat your greens, but did you know that sea vegetables are surprisingly good for you too?
Seaweeds grow along rocky shorelines and these algae pack pretty much all the minerals found in the ocean. Sea vegetables are especially known for their high iodine content, a nutrient necessary for thyroid functioning. They’re also rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B2 and chlorophyll. The high level of antioxidants found in certain algae helps to reduce inflammation – an important cause of illness – in your body.
That sounds great, but how exactly do you add seaweeds like nori, dulse and kelp to your diet? Take a look at these 10 surprising ways to eat sea vegetables (that aren’t sushi).
Note: Unless you’re already a huge fan of Asian cuisines, you can probably benefit from eating more nutrient-rich seaweeds. However, it is possible to get too much iodine from frequently consuming large amounts of sea vegetables. So make sure you eat it in moderation, especially if you suffer from thyroid problems. Also minimize your exposure to heavy metals by choosing organic sea weeds.
Kelp Noodle Salad with Sesame Citrus Sauce from Hello Glow
Mineral-Rich Vegan Umami Mushroom Broth from Will Frolic For Food
Dynamite Shrimp Sushi Jars by The Girl On The Bloor
Dashi-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables from Saveur
Pan-Roasted Salmon with Spicy Miso Broth and Wakame from Blue Apron
Quinoa Brunch Bowl from I Am A Food Blog
Kombu Tofu Bowl from The Little Green Spoon
Seaweed Salad from Pickled Plum
Vegan Ramen with Grilled Vegetables from Lazy Cat Kitchen
Ahi Poke Bowl from Feasting At Home
How do you like to add sea vegetables to your meals?
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