#1 Superfood From The Sea

If you’ve ever walked along a beach and noticed clumps of seaweed lying on the sand, it may not look like an appetizing meal, but this miracle veggie from the sea is a great way to boost weight loss! And, you might just find that it’s pretty tasty too.

Most people have tried at least one form of seaweed – Nori is the thin wrapping that’s used for sushi rolls.

Seaweed has been a staple in Asian diets for centuries. There are many different types, including Nori, Kombu, Wakame, and Arame, but just about all forms are not only considered to be a “superfood” in that they offer lots of health benefits, they can also help you to achieve your ideal weight quicker!

One of the reasons this sea vegetable is so helpful for weight loss is that it’s very low in calories, but it also helps keep you feeling fuller longer, which can prevent overeating and cravings for unhealthy snacks.

One recent study even found that consuming seaweed can actually help BLOCK fat absorption! The research revealed that a fiber in seaweed helps reduce the rate of fat absorption by 75 percent because of its inhibitory effect on the digestive enzyme called lipase. It even surpasses the effects of common weight-loss supplements that can be purchased at the drug store.

Benefits of seaweed:

Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals 

It helps to strengthen the immune system

Improve the appearance of hair, skin and nails

Increases energy levels

Boosts your metabolism

A faster metabolism equals more calories burned, which can make a significant difference in how quickly you can achieve the body you’ve always wanted.

Have you been ignoring those packages of seaweed at your health food store?

Many people are afraid to try it just because of how it looks, or because they don’t know how to use it. Just remember that when you pick up a package, it’s important to read the ingredients. Avoid products that include potentially harmful ingredients like preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, canola oil, food coloring or MSG.

Don’t miss out on this unique superfood – it’s a lot easier to use, and more tasty, than you probably imagined.

Quick Recipe Ideas

1. One of the easiest ways to start is with Nori. You can make your own sushi rolls by using a sheet of dried Nori and filling it with your favorite healthy ingredients like cooked brown rice, cabbage and wild-caught salmon – or, try a mix of shredded organic free-range chicken, sliced broccoli florets and diced avocado.

You might also toast Nori strips in the oven on low for a delicious, healthy snack.

2. A seaweed salad is a great alternative to a traditional lettuce-based salad. Just chop up different types of seaweed, like Wakame and Sea Lettuce. You can add any ingredients you’d like, but one good recipe to try calls for mixing the seaweed with thinly sliced cucumbers and green onions.

Put together your own healthy, low-cal dressing combining rice-wine vinegar, fresh ginger, sesame oil and a little soy sauce. Toss the salad with the dressing and enjoy it as a side dish.

3. Arame is also a good choice, particularly for someone just getting used to eating seaweed as it has a mild aroma and taste. Soak the strands in cold water for five minutes (be careful not to soak longer than that as it can lose essential nutrients). Then combine your Arame with cooked rice or add it to a salad.

Don’t be afraid to get a little adventurous – find as many ways to add seaweed to your daily diet and you might just find those stubborn pounds flying off quicker than ever!

Yours in health & happiness,

Danette May

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