Eat Your Sea Vegetables

Seaweed and marine algae are vegetables from   the sea that are believed to prolong life and  have been found to help prevent disease and impart beauty and health. Common types of seaweed include nori (used to wrap sushi), kombu, wakame, arame, hijiki, kelp, dulce and Irish moss. Containing more calcium than milk, more iron than beef, and more protein than eggs, seaweed is also a rich source of micronutrients. Sea vegetable nutrients are more concentrated than in vegetables grown on land. Traditionally, the healing properties of seaweed are said to include shrinking goiters, dissolving tumors and cysts, detoxifying heavy metals, reducing water retention, and aiding in weight loss. So eat your sea vegetables! (You can buy them at Whole Foods, many health food stores and some supermarkets.)