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