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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sea Vegetables are Some of the Best Food Sources of Minerals

When I grew up in JAPAN, sea vegetables were always on the menu of our home made meals.
Kombu was always used to make soup stock for miso soup. Wakame was always in miso soup. We ate miso soup every day. Nori was always on the table, and there was a spread made of nori, so we ate nori like western people eat marmalade or jam every day.

After I moved to the US and got married, our family started living a raw food lifestyle. Now, I make a daily raw food dinner with lots of sea vegetables since I believe that we need to consume sea vegetables to get minerals. And getting enough minerals in our diet is very important. Most people are not getting enough minerals in their diet and this lack of minerals causes many health issues.


Here is
LAVER, Sea Vegetable Salad I made. I just cut sea vegetables called LAVER with scissors into the salad bowl. LAVER is a dried sea vegetable, so once it is mixed with fresh vegetables, it absorbs water from the vegetables and it is gets soft enough to chew. Since sea vegetables include salt from sea, you do not have to add any salt or dressing on the salad.






LAVER = Sea Vegetables



We also make dressings with sea vegetables. You do not have to add any salt or other strong flavoring when you make dressing with sea vegetables. We just blend sea vegetables with herbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, or seeds. There is a huge diversity of flavors one can make!

We eat sea vegetables instead of salt. Sea vegetables include more minerals than salt, and they are healthier than processed salt.

I think one of the reasons for the Japanese people’s increased longevity is because they eat a lot of Sea Vegetables.

1 comments:

Blackbirdtj said...

Great. Loved that. Everyday thousands of electrical impales are generated in our body. And sea vegetables can provide us with these minerals helping the impales.

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