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Food Trend: Sea Vegetables

We know what you’re thinking; vegetables from the sea? What on earth is all that about? There are a lot of food trends out there, some you want to ignore, and some you might want to take a mild interest in. Sometimes, however, a trend comes along that you don’t want to avoid, and today we’re going to be talking about sea vegetables.

A quick look at them shows us that they’re an outstanding source of bioavailable oil and a single tablespoon will actually contain between ½ milligram and 35 milligrams of iron. Let’s be honest, if you’re suffering from an iron deficiency, then at this point you’ve probably started Googling sources of sea vegetables.

If the iron wasn’t enough for you, then consider that it contains quite a bit of Vitamin C, and the combination of Iron along with Vitamin C is going to provide benefits beyond measure.

 

A Look at Sea Vegetables – Why You Should be Eating Them

There are a ton of different sea vegetables, particularly the various types of algae found on the ocean floor that you might want to include on your next plate, and here are some of the most unique (just so you have an idea of what you’re looking for):

  • Brown Algae
  • Wakame
  • Arame
  • Kelp

Brown Algae is definitely one of the most popular types of sea vegetable out there due to its high concentration of iodine, though like most other sea vegetables, it is also a great source of vanadium. You can find these at your local health food store, or you can order them online. With so many people being more health conscious these days, you would be hard pressed NOT to find them somewhere.

 

Examining the Health Benefits of Sea Vegetables

We know that the prospect of eating vegetables from the ocean floor might be a bit of a foreign concept to you and perhaps even a little bit frightening, but it has quite a few benefits that you’re going to want to take advantage of; there’s no doubt about that. So here’s the big question: why would anyone eat sea vegetables? The short answer is that they provide the widest range of minerals of any food on the market.

In fact, they contain nearly all of the same minerals found in the ocean; minerals that the human body relies on. The sea vegetables are widely regarded as a superfood, and a great way for you to boost your diet like never before.

Sea vegetables are widely available, but as with anything else, we strongly recommend speaking to your nutritionist before you go crazy with it. Once you find the right combination, however, you might just find yourself on the fast track to a much better existence and a healthier body, all thanks to the sea.

 

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