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Picture yourself at the beach and you are walking through the hot sand heading for that burst of refreshment called the ocean...your feet slide into the damp sand and your toes wiggle around...oh know, what is that slimy green stuff starting to wrap around your toes and making its way around your ankles...yes, it is seaweed.  When I was a kid, it was something of a nuisance to me...yucky, kind of smelly and stringy.  As an adult, I have begun to appreciate the health benefits this rather unsightly menace can provide.  It is an excellent source of iodine, something that is crucial to our thyroid gland.  It does supply calcium which of course is essential to bone growth and formation.  It has been regarded as an anti-inflammatory (for us arthitis sufferers).  It can help ward off infections..AKA, the influenza and cold viruses. It has a multitude of medicinal uses and although not attractive to look at, it is incredibly tasty.  

I have been researching different foods that I feel are beneficial and I give seaweed a thumbs up.  So, if you are game and want to give that ocean treasure a try, don’t be afraid...its bark is worse than its bite.estatic

P.S. I will post an amazing seaweed salad that I truly enjoy.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • I love seaweed.  I buy seaweed from Oriental grocery store.  Some are ready to eat.  Some I make soups and I am learning how to make sushi with seaweeds.  It has a lot of fiber and minerals.

      Except lately, when I bought my fish tank, it had algae grew all over and I cleaned it up... afterward, I swore not to eat seaweeds again due to the strong smell.

      Now, after 90 days, I changed my mind. tongue out



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      Frannie1964 wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • I use to always say Ewwwwww to Seaweed, but I tried It a few months ago and I actually liked It. I was surprised that i did, but It does taste good and now reading your thread about how good It Is for you, I am going to eat more Seaweed, Now I just have to find some, The first time eating It was when I went out to eat at Kings Hawaiian. Yummy!estatic



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      UK Girl wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • I love seaweed and I’ve always known its valueable properties ......amazing for health



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      Max0125 wrote Oct 15, 2009
    • I love seaweed as well. I also like to take the nori sheets used in sushi and spread hummus and add juliened veggies such as cucumber, red pepper and carrots. Then roll it up and cut it like sushi. Very nutritious.



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