Sea Vegetables: The Healthiest Group of Foods You're Probably Neglecting...
by Kiki Athanas
November 13, 2016
If I told you there were a group of foods that were alkaline, hormone-balancing, contained all the essential elements for human health, AND actually helped the body to reduce dangerous toxins - I'm guessing you'd want to learn more.
Well, the secret is out: SEA VEGETABLES! Yes, you know those often seemingly expensive bags of what looks like stringy garbage they sell at health food stores?! YOU NEED TO START BUYING THEM. Trust me. Or, let me walk you through some evidence and recipes that will have you a kelp-believer in no time.
First things first: what are "sea vegetables"? Sometimes when I mention that I've fallen in love with these salty goodies, and people will respond: "oh yes, I love seafood!". Wrong. Okay...maybe you like seafood and that's not wrong, but I'd like to clarify that I'm referring to sea VEGETABLES - that's right people, I'm putting full on marine algae into my mouth and I've never been happier (or healthier!).
There are 3 types of seaweeds; red, brown and green. You might be familiar with nori (in sushi!), which is a red seaweed. Another red seaweed I've found easy to add to my diet is dulse, which you can soak and add to salads, stews, stir-fries, pasta, etc. - or you can be lazy and eat it straight from the bag. I often grab a chunk when I'm eating hummus and crackers - it adds saltiness to the plate and really does make snacking more enjoyable.