Seaweed? I can see you closing this post already! Don’t!!
I know it’s not a common food, but it’s super healthy and really easy to prepare – I’ve got a recipe coming in a few days.
So, what’s so great about a food that has the word “weed” in it??
4 Reasons to Eat Seaweed
- Seaweed is a rich source of iodine, which is important for healthy thyroid function.
- Seaweed is a great source of lignans, which may help protect against cancer (especially breast cancer).
- Seaweed is high in folic acid, which has been linked to prevention of birth defects.
- Seaweed is a good source of fucoidan, which may prevent formation of harmful blood clots.
According to this 2013 review, iodine deficiency affects perhaps 241 million children world-wide, and may be causing hearing impairing in many of those children!
Would you eat seaweed?
Have you tried seaweed? Would you try it? Let me know in the comments below.