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5 Favorite Seaweed Recipes & Their Benefits

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5 Favorite Seaweed Recipes & Their Benefits

Amazing Benefits of Seaweed: (part of the benefits from: Seaweeds)

  • Has important antibacterial and antiviral effects.
  • Reduces cholesterol levels in the blood, high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis.
  • Helps discharge other radioactive elements.
  • Macrobiotic doctors & patients in Nagasaki, survived the atomic bombing in August of 1945.They protected themselves against lethal doses of radiation on a diet of brown rice, miso soup, seaweed, and sea salt.
  • Contains B12 (rarely found in vegetables).
  • Is rich in iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese and 60 trace minerals.
  • Provides a substance called aliginic acid that helps the body eliminate toxins. (Study at McGill University in Montreal)
  • When the body is saturated with natural iodine from seaweed, it will more readily excrete radioactive iodine taken in from the air, water, or food.
  • Contains 14 times more calcium by weight than milk.
  • Is high in protein, low in fat, and contains little or no carbs.
  • Has components that lower blood pressure.

Green Nori Salad

This salad is very quick, simple, nutritious, and filled with flavor.

Ingredients:

Leafy lettuce
Onions
Nori
seaweed
Lemon Juice or Umeboshi Vinegar
Sea salt
Olive oil

Directions:

    1. Tear lettuce into pieces.
    2. Slice onion very thinly and chop finely, mixing together.
    3. Lightly toast Nori until it turns a green color and is crumbly.
    4. Mix in a few drops of olive oil with the lettuce.
    5. Sprinkle lemon juice and salt on lettuce and toss.
    6. Crumble Nori into the salad.
    7. Toss and serve.

     

    Carrots with Arame

    This is a great addition to any meal, especially if you like seaweed, ginger, and carrots.

    Ingredients:

    cup arame
    2 3 tbsp. tamari
    tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
    3 5 carrots cut into match stick lengths

    Directions:

    1. Cover arame with water.
    2. Soak arame for 10 minutes.
    3. Boil arame, tamari, and grated ginger uncovered and on low until most of the liquid has evaporated.
    4. Add the carrots.
    5. Cover and cook until carrots are slightly tender.
    6. Remove lid and cook until all the water has evaporated.

     

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    Diana Herrington

    Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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    2:46PM PST on Jan 26, 2014

    Thanks! Great post :)

    5:03PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

    Would have been nice if article mentioned some distributors who had 'clean' seaweed.

    10:55PM PDT on May 21, 2013

    This is a really nice article. A must try recipe!

    5:04PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

    Something to try . THanks

    9:24AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

    must try seaweed sometime! these recipes sound good!

    10:48PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

    Be mindful of the store & some restaurant (buffets) that serve dyed/colored seaweed! Some have the Yellow #5 & Blue #1 which are not good for you. I found this article on what to look for as far as sushi restaurants go to be very helpful. http://foodbabe.com/2011/06/06/sushi-secrets/ Plus this article goes hand in hand with this Care 2 article on the benefits of salt-water edibles. http://www.juliesrawambition.com/2008/04/the-power-of-sea-vegetables/

    9:52PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

    MMMmmm! I love seaweed. Yet it seems to have some sort of taboo amongst others as being not ideal for appetite. But I'm going to try some of the recipes. Thanks!

    9:21PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

    no ty but tyvm for the recipes

    4:12PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

    Love adding seaweeds to my diet. Nori is a particular favorite.

    1:01PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

    ty

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