You've heard of the health benefits associated with seaweed, and you want to give it a try. However, you've never cooked with seaweed and aren't exactly sure how to incorporate it into your diet. If this scenario sounds like you, consider these helpful tips.
Add Seaweed into Your Smoothie
One of the best ways to incorporate seaweed into your diet is to add into something that you already enjoy. A smoothie is a great option, as it allows you to get vegetables into your diet without sacrificing flavor. Mix about ¼ teaspoon of seaweed in per serving or blend it with your favorite juice. Your body will love the extra mineral jolt.
Toss a Seaweed Salad
If you want to enjoy a seaweed salad for lunch, toss together arame and wakame with sesame oil, garlic, and vinegar. You can also add other veggies like radishes, cucumbers, and carrots. You can sprinkle powdered seaweed into your favorite salad dressing before tossing your salad, and you will multiply the amount of seaweed that you consume.
Go Out for Sushi
If you enjoy sushi, it will be easy to get more seaweed into your diet, especially nori. Nori is a red seaweed that you can purchase in dried sheets, and it is used to make sushi rolls. You can also use nori to make breakfast wraps or eat it on its own for a quick snack.
Add Seaweed Flakes to Your Meal
Health food stores offer packaged seasonings that include seaweed. You can also make your own by combining ground nori, dulse, or kombu along with salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. Keep this mixture along with your commonly used seasonings to sprinkle onto your daily meals.
Do you have questions about ways that you can improve your diet for better oral health? If so, please call our office today to learn more.
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