Let me start off by apologizing for not getting any posts up this weekend.It was very busy. We went indoor climbing again (yep, just as fun as the first time!) and my mother and brother were in town. I have also been very busy with school (I have 2 major papers due over the next two weeks) so i apologize for taking longer to get to everyone’s comments. I will do my best to get caught up on them over the next couple days.
When I made the challenge to everyone on Friday to “try something new” this weekend, that went for me too! My brother brought a bag of roasted seaweed over when he came and let me tell you… this is my new favorite snack. I almost immediately had to go out and buy a couple bags of my own.
First off, this stuff just tastes good.It is like eating sheets of paper… that are meaty. Meaty sheets of paper lol. Anyways, it is hard to explain the texture and flavor but it is awesome! A very filling healthy little snack treat that you can take with you almost anywhere.
Benefits of seaweed:
-Seaweed is loaded with vitamins and minerals! It has calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, zinc,Vitamins C, niacin, B1, B2, B6 and B12.
-Seaweed is said to regulate hormones, speed up the metabolism promote a young looking skin color and also promote mental well-being.
-Seaweed contains significant amounts of lignans, which are plant compounds with cancer-protective properties.
-Sea vegetables pack a double punch against heart disease. In addition to their folic acid, sea vegetables are also a very good source of magnesium, which has been shown to reduce high blood pressure and prevent heart attack.
-Seaweed also has been proven to provide support through stressful situations by supplying not only magnesium, but pantothenic acid and riboflavin. Pantothenic acid is especially important for the health of the adrenal glands.
-Seaweed is exceptionally high in protein for a plant!
-Seaweed is generally grown and harvested in the Ise Bay region of Japan which is noted for having exceptionally clean and pure water.
I could probably keep listing things but you get the idea.
Now, I am a person that hates when things are labeled as “superfoods”.I like seaweed though… and I mean that I REALLY like seaweed. So if I enjoy snacking on it anyways AND it just so happens that it IS a superfood then double bonus!
Have you tried seaweed? What was your new thing that YOU tried this weekend?