Health Bite

The People's Friend - - 16 -

Strange as it might sound, sea­weed is ac­tu­ally a fan­tas­tic source of omega-3 fatty acids which are es­sen­tial for brain and joint health – in fact, we ab­sorb the omega-3s from sea­weed (or marine al­gae) far more ef­fi­ciently than we do from leafy green veg­eta­bles, nuts and seeds.

Sea­weed is rich in io­dine, iron, vi­ta­min C (which aids iron ab­sorp­tion), an­tiox­i­dants, fi­bre, vi­ta­min K and vi­ta­min B-12.

Al­though it’s not al­ways easy to find sea­weed in the shops (sam­phire sea­son is typ­i­cally June to Au­gust) you can boost your nu­tri­ent in­take by crum­bling nori sheets (sold in the “world food” aisles of larger su­per­mar­kets to wrap sushi rolls) into soups and stews, adding a de­li­cious salty flavour.

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