Seaweed Health Benefits

- with seaweed salad recipe-

Seaweed health benefits are enormous. "They're the best source of minerals" says David Wolfe. Watch this raw food video interview with David and discover which seaweeds are best.


David Wolfe:

"Seaweeds are the best source of minerals [for raw foodists and non raw foodist]. Kelp is the best, it's the most nutritious and most usable. I do a lot of nori, It's a real favorite of mine. I also like bladderwrack, hijiki and wakame. Sea lettuce is fun. There are probably a million raw foodists out there whose favorite seaweed is dulse. Dulse and avocado are raw food staples."

Find out what the health benefits of seaweed are for yourself. Try this raw seaweed salad recipe.

Seaweed Health Benefits

Seaweed is called ancient super food and was our ancestor’s secret to health and longevity.

For thousands of years, our forefathers ate seaweed for optimum nutrition. There were times in history that sea vegetable gardens where kept specifically for the rich. And seaweed has been considered a perfect food in china for over 2000 years.

Seaweed draws an extraordinary wealth of mineral elements from the sea that can account for up to 36% of its dry mass. This food is high in iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamins C and A, protein, Vitamins B, fiber and, alpha linoleic acid, EPA, and so much more.

Nori includes almost all the mineral elements, which are used effectively in our body. This common seaweed contains more vitamins than fruits and vegetables. It is abundant in dietary fiber.

Raw or sun dried seaweed contains:

  • High protein content: from 20% in green algae to 70% in spirulina.
  • High mineral content, especially: iodine, calcium, iron, magnesium.
  • More vitamin C than oranges.
  • Natural iodine maintaining a healthy thyroid function.
  • Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties
  • Large proportion of natural, organic iodine aiding in maintaining a healthy thyroid function (not to be compared with the toxic substitute added to table salt.
  • One of the richest plant sources of calcium.
  • Polysaccharides: important in the prevention of degenerative diseases including cardiovascular and diabetes 2, increase the amount of feel-good chemicals in the brain, improves liver function, stabilizes blood sugar.

This results in the following seaweed health benefits: healthy hear, improved memory, clear skin, good eyesight, dental health, healthy thyroid function, improved immune system, prevents allergies and infections, lowers blood pressure, nurtures healthy heart vessels, normalizes cholesterol levels, support bon health, aids in waste movement and digestion.

Seaweed is often eaten in Sushi (nori), you could eat the nori sheets as is (my kids love to make funny shapes out of it) or you can make a delicious salad. Try the recipe below!


Seaweed Salad Recipe

This recipe is incredibly nutritious and healthy. In the raw version I've replaced the sugar with stevia and the rice vinegar with lemon juice. Of course we use a non pasteurized soy sauce: tamari (read the label!)

This super foods salad is fantastically nutritious and tasty. And as a bonus it's very quick and easy to prepare.

Ingredients

Seaweed of your choice (raw, unroasted)
Stevia
Raw sesame oil
Sesame seeds
Bragg aminos or tamari
Lemon juice

Instructions

For the dressing. combine stevia, oil, soy and lemon juice. Mix with the seaweed. sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Enjoy.

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