Chow down on super sea greens
We all know eating green vegetables is good for our health, but what about sea greens? Chowing down on nutrient-loaded sea veggies offers multiple health benefits. They are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals and extremely versatile ingredients that can be easily incorporated into your favourite dishes, or simply taken as a supplement for a daily boost of super green goodness.
WAVES OF GOODNESS
Full of vitamins A, C, E and K, along with folate, zinc, sodium, calcium and magnesium, seaweed is an extremely nutritious food source. Now available in a variety of forms including sheets, noodles, powders and flakes, as one of the few vegetables to contain vitamin B-12, it’s the perfect natural supplement for vegetarians and vegans to boost this essential vitamin. This super green veggie also contains the omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial to brain development, and have also been found to help prevent heart disease.
BLAD TO HAVE MET YOU
Most commonly ingested in supplement form, Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed that contains high levels of naturally occurring iodine, used to prevent and treat some thyroid disorders. Packed full of the minerals that are frequently lacking in modern diets, Bladderwrack is the perfect daily supplement to keep important nutrient levels topped up.
A LITTLE KELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS
Kelp, a large type of seaweed that grows in shallow, clear and nutrient-rich waters, is best known for its high iodine content which has been found to aid brain and thyroid function and energy levels; it also enjoys the added bonus of maintaining healthy skin and hair. Rich in antioxidant vitamins and minerals, kelp also helps to combat stress and may even offer benefits to cardiovascular health while its high calcium content works to maintain strong bones and optimal muscle function.
YOU CAN CALL ME AL
Algae is a versatile and nutritious ingredient regularly used in green smoothies, protein bars, protein powders and supplements. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, introducing algae
into your diet can have a number of benefits, including strengthening your immune system, improving eye health, and lowering the risk of heart disease.
THIS FOOD IS ON PHIRE
Also known as sea asparagus, samphire is best served with fish or other seafoods and is a delicious way to get a dose of vitamin C and iron to help brighten skin and assist blood circulation. Due to its protein content, this green sea veggie also assists with the repair of worn out tissues, making it a great post-workout snack.