Seattle Organic Restaurants

Seaweed Superfoods

In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about seaweed superfoods and their health benefits. Seaweed lives in the ocean and has a high concentration of important vitamins and minerals. Seaweed superfoods as a part of healthy recipes are great source of minerals for people with mineral deficiencies. Seaweeds can be both stored dried and fresh and added into many healthy recipes such as miso soup, sushi and other fermented foods. Seaweeds have 8 times more calcium than beef and milk.seaweed

Seaweed can purify the blood because seaweeds chemical compositions are very similar to blood plasma in human beings. Seaweed alkalinizes the blood and protects the body against toxins in the environment such as heavy metals like mercury, harmful salts, pollutions and radiation. Seaweed also neutralizes the acidy effects of our daily diet and can help with weight loss and reducing cellulite. Because of the unique structure of seaweed this plant is able to absorb a great amount of nutrients from the ocean and its environment. There are different types of seaweed such as kelp, nori, wakame, Irish moss, kombu, arame and dulse.

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Kelp: Kelp is a great source of magnesium and calcium with high protein content. Kelp can be used both in powder and capsule and is highly recommended to people with mineral deficiencies.

Nori: Nori is among red algae’s popular group in California. Nori is mostly used in wrapping sushi rolls. Nori is rich in Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B12 and B5, amino acids and omega 3 fatty acids.

Wakame: Wakame has many minerals and nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E and K. Wakame can prevent different types of cancer, especially breast cancer and is a great source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iodine and iron. Wakame is used in miso soup, sandwiches and salads.

Irish Moss: Irish moss is full of essential nutrients such as vitamins B and C, protein, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iodine. Irish moss has amazing healing effects for nausea, food indigestion, constipation, heart burn and ulcers. You can add Irish moss into miso soup. Irish moss has antibacterial properties and protects the body from bacteria and softens the skin.

Kambu: Kambu is a high source of nutrients such as magnesium, iodine, calcium and protein. Kambu reduces the chances of cancer and is a good source of minerals for people with mineral deficiencies. You can add kambu to beans and sprouts to improve digestion and reduce gas.

Arame: Arame is a good source of nutrients such as iron, zinc, manganese, vitamins A and K, folate and iodine. Arame can improve hair, skin or nails and can boost the body’s immune system against bacteria and disease such as cancer.

Dulse: Dulse is a great source of nutrients such as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, B6 and B12 and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, iodine and potassium. Enjoy the selection of the best sushi restaurants in Seattle and east side. Check out our weekly coupon page for the best hottest deals of the week!




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