Even if you’re not a fan of sushi, there are a lot of good reasons to sneak some seaweed into your diet. Here are just a few:
➡️ Seaweed is one of the best food sources of iodine—an absolutely essential building block for thyroid hormones.
➡️Seaweed contains tyrosine—also a building block for thyroid hormones.
➡️Seaweed contains omega-3s—essential fatty acids that are foundational for health.
➡️Seaweed has a lot of the same vitamins and minerals that are in other green vegetables—like vitamin C, vitamin K, and magnesium.
➡️Seaweed contains fiber and polysaccharides to support a healthy gut microbiome.
Seaweed is great for snacking (like nori), soups (like kombu), and salads (like wakame). Some forms are more commonly taken as supplements (like spirulina).
However you like to eat your seaweed, you’re probably doing yourself a favor. And if you’ve never tried it? Grab a seaweed snack next time you’re at the grocery.