A lot of people have heard about the many nutritional benefits of seaweed but actually know very little about what it is or how to prepare it. And since most of it is cultivated from and used in Asian countries, many people in western society are unfamiliar with just how incredible this tiny edible really is!
That’s why your friendly lunch and dinner providers at Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill wanted to share these 3 advantages of including seaweed in your diet:
It Has a High Mineral Content
This is something that surprises many Westerners. In fact, seaweed is much more densely packed with vitamins and minerals than many land-based vegetables. It contains iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and others.
It Works as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Since seaweed is also chalked full of carotenoids, phycocyanins, and various other bioactive compounds, it serves to reduce inflammation when it becomes a regular part of your diet. These compounds also boost your immune system and can help increase your energy levels.
It Contains Iodine
This is a mineral that is essential to certain bodily processes such as thyroid function. Along with iron, these two minerals are much rarer in vegetables grown from the ground. A little sushi for lunch or dinner a few times a month may help to keep these important minerals present in your system.
Peoples and cultures from the Far East have long known about the numerous dietary and health benefits of seaweed. That is why it is a key ingredient in so many delicious dishes. If you would like to try one (or many) of these culinary delights for yourself, just stop on in Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill.