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Seaweed: a Highly Nutritional Snack

Packed with vitamins, fat free, and one of the richest vegetable protein sources. Lose weight by snacking on this treat in place of unhealthy food choices. Choose better health.

I’m a firm advocate of anything that helps better your life, health and sense of well-being. When it comes to finding new and unique foods to add to your life, I’m the first to step up, try it, and do my best to share it with others.

Most people find that at some time in the day they find themselves craving a snack. Oftentimes people give in to their hunger pangs and sate it with not so healthy choices.

So how do you avoid this pitfall?

How do you satisfy your appetite and remain fit?

 

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I will share with you one of my favorite snacks!

There is a wonderful Japanese market near my home. It’s filled with a wide variety of interesting foods, with many healthy choices. And, one day I was perusing the isles when I glimpsed the nicely packaged seaweed sheets and I suddenly remembered how I used to snack on this delectable treat before. Had a friend never introduced this to me before, I would’ve thought it was quite a peculiar snack food choice.

However, when you take a close look at the ingredients in seaweed, you realize that it is actually the smartest substitute for junk food and keeping your waistline in check. See for yourself, the nutritional value will pleasantly surprise. It contains absolutely no fat and very few calories. And if you need a little more to feel satisfied, dish a little rice onto the sheet; roll it up, dip it in soy sauce and you’ve just made yourself a seaweed rice roll treat!

 

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So what’s really so great about seaweed?

Seaweed is packed with the following macronutrients: chlorine, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and sulfur. Incidentally, seaweed contains one of the highest calcium contents of all plant sources. It is also filled with the following micronutrients: iron, zinc, selenium, fluoride, boron, copper, manganese, cobalt, and nickel.

Think the benefits end there?

This wonderful food is considered one of the richest vegetable protein sources and its filled with plenty of vitamins. Snack on it to enjoy carotenes, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B12 a vitamin that is not typically found in most plant sources. In addition to these nutritional benefits, seaweed contains amino acids, fiber, beta-carotene, and chlorophyll. According to the experts, it contains more minerals and vitamins above any other food.

What does this do for you?

With its overflowing abundance of nutrients, seaweed offers the body repairing, rejuvenating, and anti-aging energy enabling you to perform at your highest levels of excellence. As your body is fueled with natural energy, your body becomes an efficient fat burning machine. It can’t get any better than this!

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  1. Very informative! I haven’t eaten seaweed in years, and I didn’t realise it’s so good for you. Sadly it’s not really available in the shops where I live now.

  2. Highly interesting.

  3. I’d not heard of the sheets. I’ve used seaweed as a seasoning sprinkle. Thanks for the good tip!

  4. Very intriguing. I will try it! God Bless.

  5. That sounds really interesting. I wonder where you can buy it in England. I’ll have to have a look around.

    Christine

  6. Great nutritional info and an inviting pic too. TX

  7. didn’t sound too appetizing at first but I love vegetables so I’m sure this would be no different. Aside from diving into the lake, I’m more than certain no store here sells it=(

  8. Thanks for the tip. I have never eaten seaweed before, but I might consider it after your recommendation.

  9. I’ve never eaten seaweed before either, I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip, great article!

  10. Sound advice Liane….if only it was more tempting to eat??

  11. never tried seaweed before, maybe will give it a try on day :)

  12. Is it good fried in butter? :)
    Thanks,
    Clay

  13. Sounds very nutritional. I will have to try this!

  14. Wonderful post!!..this is really great and fantastic healthy recipe..Lov 2 try, bur very hard 2 find..very nice and looks so delicious stuff..I liked it..thanx for sharing this excellent work.

  15. I eat it every day here in Korea.

    Nicely written article

  16. Seaweed. It just doesn’t sound appetizing. Can’t they find another name for it?

  17. Great idea! I love seaweed and often buy boxes of it to snack on. It’s healthier than crisps and chocolate ;-)
    It’s lovely on sushi too.

  18. …Hi, well thank you very much. I don’t know if I have ever tasted seaweed before, but I will be searching for it, helping to control weight is enough incentive for me. Take care.

  19. Wonderful article! I love seaweed. Brings back many childhood memories. Now our two little boys love to eat it with rice.

  20. Good to know.
    AWESOME…

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