4 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Seaweed

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4 reasons for eating seaweed
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

  1. Seaweed is a rich source of iodine, which is important for healthy thyroid function.
  2. 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!

  3. Seaweed is a great source of lignans, which may help protect against cancer (especially breast cancer).
  4. Seaweed is high in folic acid, which has been linked to prevention of birth defects.
  5. Seaweed is a good source of fucoidan, which may prevent formation of harmful blood clots.

Would you eat seaweed?

Have you tried seaweed? Would you try it? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Sally Dwaileebe September 27, 2013, 12:47 pm

    I love Seaweed so much I started a website called “Seaweed Pete” to sell Seaweed!!! Sally

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  • Lorraine September 28, 2013, 7:44 am

    Hey! I love seaweed too! I’m studying nutrition, specialising in seaweed and seafood! I forage for my seaweed. I have been cooking and learning more about seaweed every day! I love your article and I’m going to post it on my facebook page which is dedicated to seaweed and seafood:) ( https://www.facebook.com/SeaThePotential?ref=hl ) I’ll also share it on my twitter :) x @seathepotential Come find me!:)

    Reply
  • Mara Seaweed September 30, 2013, 7:02 am

    Good to eat, good for you too. What’s not to like?

    Reply
  • Pamela April 18, 2014, 3:46 pm

    Yes! I love nori and wakame. Sea Snax are some of my favorite munchies, alsong with nori in sushi rolls. Wakame is excellent added to soup or crumbled dried as a seasoning. :D

    I look forward to new recipes!

    Reply

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