Why Bahamians Need Sea Vegetables

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Sea vegetables are beneficial to our overall health & immune system. 

Perhaps the most popular seaweed is nori, you’ll find this sea vegetable wrapped around your favourite sushi rolls. Sea vegetables have a naturally fishy, salty taste and can even be used in place of salt in some recipes. You’ll find sea vegetables in soups, salads, noodle dishes, fried foods, baked goods, and more!

What are the health benefits of sea vegetables?

Good source of iodine which helps support thyroid function. Most people, especially those on a vegetarian or vegan diet, do not get enough iodine.

Rich in antioxidants that help prevent cancer and eliminate free radicals and toxins within our bodies.

Great for gut health which helps promote overall wellness and a healthy immune system.

Good source of plant-based iron, B12 & omega-3 fatty acids.

Won’t raise blood sugar, so they’re great for those with diabetes.

Sea vegetables, also known as edible marine algae, are some of the most primitive life on Earth. Scientists estimate seaweed has been living on our planet for over three and a half billion years!

Incorporating sea vegetables into your diet isn’t as hard as you think. Find them at your local smoothie or health food shop, your local Asian eatery, and even the aisles of your favourite supermarket. They’re easy to incorporate into recipes or can even be supplemented. Incorporate sea vegetables into your diet by purchasing them raw, pickled, dried, powdered or in capsules or tablets.

Types of sea vegetables to look for: 

Kelp

Nori

Spirulina

Dulse

Wakame

Chlorella

Kombu 

Looking for a way to enjoy sea vegetables? Try our Mix & Match Ramen Noodles!

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