Seaweed is Good to eat :)


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While this algae is a popular health food in Japan, it rarely makes it into U. S. homes.
Why it's healthy: There are four classes of seaweeds -- green, brown, red, and blue-green -- and they're all packed with healthful nutrients. "Seaweeds are a great plant source of calcium," says nutritionist Alan Aragon, M.S. They're also loaded with potassium, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood-pressure levels. "Low potassium and high sodium intake can cause high blood pressure," Bowden says. "Most people know to limit sodium, but another way to combat the problem is to take in more potassium."
How to eat it: In sushi, of course. You can also buy sheets of dried seaweed at Asian groceries or specialty health stores. Use a coffee grinder to grind the sheets into a powder. Then use the powder as a healthy salt substitute that's great for seasoning salads and soups.:)