Sea Vegetables

Just about everyone can use more minerals in there diets today and Sea Vegetables are a great way to add them in. Not only are Sea Vegetables a potent source of minerals but essential vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, and a variety of phytonutrients.  They are a great source of vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B2, vitamin A (in the form of Carotenoids), copper, and thats not all.  They are also a good source of protein, pantothenic acid, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, niacin, phosphorus and vitamin B1. Sea vegetables have anti-inflammatory benefits, heart health benefits and have also been noted to help with estrogen-related cancers, especially breast cancer.

The most commonly eaten Sea Vegetables in the United States found in grocery stores and restaurants are called Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, Arame, and Kombu are Japanese.  My favorite is Dulse and it is of a Gaelic origin.

I find the easiest way to incorporate these super Sea Vegetables  into my diet is to keep a shaker of dried Dulse Flakes or a mixture of the above mentioned in a shaker with my seasonings and use instead of salt.  I use them in anything I am cooking or top my salad with them.  Look for Sea Vegetables the next time you shop and start adding them in daily to get these awesome benefits!