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HEALTHY POTATO CHIP ALTERNATIVE

Korean Kim (Nori)

Korean Kim (Nori)

My family devours Sea’s Gift roasted seaweed snacks by Jayone Foods.  They are vegan and gluten free and most importantly they do not have any MSG (an excitotoxin) or sugar.

Seaweed is an amazing food source of iodine, minerals, and vitamins and also has detoxifying properties.  One small snack pack weighs in at only 30 calories and packs a whopping 20 % of your RDI for Vitamin C!  As for the iodine, many people are deficient of this trace mineral which is necessary for proper growth and development.  Iodine is also vital to the functioning of our thyroid gland (which stores the majority of our body’s iodine), the gland that regulates our metabolism.

Our bodies do not produce iodine, so it is essential that we consume it through mineral supplementation or through food sources, which is my preferred method. 

According to progressivehealth.com, If you are deficient in iodine, these are some of the symptoms you might experience:

  • Hypofunction of the thyroid gland (resulting in a slower metabolic rate)
  • Anemia
  • An enlarged tongue
  • Slow speech
  • Puffiness of the hands and face
  • Problems with skin and hair
  • Drowsiness
  • Mental apathy

I have heard many people state that they are not fans of seaweed because it can taste “fishy.”  I have tried many roasted seaweed snacks and I am of the opinion that Sea’s Gift nori snacks are the best.  I personally don’t think they taste fishy in the slightest.  They are toasted and flavored with sesame oil and salt.  My kids absolutely gobble them up as do my nieces and nephew.  My sister said that on their last trip to Maui Costco was carrying huge boxes of them (Hawaii knows a good thing when they see it!).

I buy them a case at a time when I am at Mother’s Market because they give a 10% case discount.  I have also heard that some of the Trader Joe’s carry them as does Amazon.

I will leave you with this quote by Steven Schecter, N.D“There is no family of foods more protective against radiation and environmental pollutants than sea vegetables … sea vegetables can prevent assimilation of different radionuclitides, heavy metals such as cadmium, and other environmental toxins.”

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FOOD LOG – JANUARY 3, 2011

Today's Green Smoothie

Me & My Liquid Health

So here’s the low-down on what I ate today.  Since I am in recovery mode from the holidays, there is a bunch of green juice to get my nutrient levels back to where they should be…I guess you could say I am doing a cleanse of sorts.

6am – 32 ounces of water with an entire lemon squeezed in

8:15am – 20 ounces of green juice (made in my Breville juicer)

RECIPE (this made enough for the day)

  • kale stems that I saved from making kale chips
  • mixed greens
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 huge cucumber
  • 1/2 head of napa cabbage

10am – handful of raw nuts… almonds, walnuts, pecans

1pm – 16 ounces of green juice (made in the morning and put in a 16 ounce mason jar filled to the lid in order to prevent oxidation…a trick I got from Kris Carr)

2:30pm – green smoothie

RECIPE

Blend all of the ingredients in the blender.  I use my Vitamix since it completely emulsifies everything.  If you don’t have a Vitamix, any blender will work…you may have to add some more liquid to get it all to blend.

4pm – the rest of the green smoothie

6pm – brown rice, baked beans (recipe from weelicious.com), roasted brussel sprouts

7pm – 3 Cuties tangerines

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