Getting Started: 5 Easy Tips To Add Seaweed to Your Diet
Seaweed is a unique food that is steadily gaining popularity with families because of the health benefits it offers! People are constantly looking for innovative ways to eat healthier, but few know where to start, so we’re here to help with five easy tips to add seaweed to your diet.
Let’s Eat Seaweed!
Seaweed holds many antioxidants and nutrients that are good for your short- and long-term health. It contains vitamins like A, C, and B that boost your immune system and support many vital functions in your body.
There are many ways to include seaweed in your meal plan to ensure a healthy, nutritious diet for your mind and body.
Make a Soup of It
Whether you’re making soup at home or purchasing it from your local restaurant, garnish your soup with seaweed to add extra umami flavor and nutrients.
Kombu is traditionally an ingredient in dashi stock, the base for miso soup, but you can also add it to any soup stock for flavor and nutrition.
You can even make your own bone broth and add seaweed to increase its nutritional value. You can drink bone broth alone or add it to a soup for extra flavor.
Throw It in Your Salad
Salads can be boring if there’s only lettuce and spinach in them—liven it up with dried dulse flakes. Dulse is popular for its smoky, meaty flavor and is a fantastic vegan alternative to bacon.
Use It as Seasoning
Instead of pouring salt on your dish, try sprinkling on some seaweed flakes to create a better, healthier balance of seasoning.
Seaweed’s content of potassium salts does not lead to high blood pressure—unlike the sodium salts you typically encounter in commercial seasonings and processed food.
Add It to Smoothies
You can add seaweed to your morning smoothies to give your breakfast an added boost of vitamins and minerals!
Try some Ocean’s Balance Kelp Puree in your smoothie. It’s so easy to use: just open the jar and spoon it right into the blender, and you’re off to the races!
Making popcorn at home is a wonderful way to eat healthier every day because popcorn is a great source of polyphenols and fiber. Polyphenols are antioxidants that assist with blood circulation and digestive health.
Add a boost of nutrition and take your popcorn to the next level by incorporating dulse flakes!
Follow these five easy tips to add seaweed to your diet and continue your health journey with help from our delicious ocean vegetables!