24 Sep Nori – A Superfood From The Sea
We associate Nori with a delicious bite of sushi – but this green sushi packaging is so much more in its own right. It’s been acknowledged as a superfood in Asian cultures for a long time and it’s not unusual to see their kiddies crunching their way through a packet of Nori as if it were a super treat. That’s because Nori is very moreish and not a bad snack to love, considering its amazing health benefits. It’s even fed to women for a few weeks after childbirth and has traditionally been known to rejuvenate and replenish the body.
Food For Your Blood
Nori is an excellent food for the blood, strengthening and purifying it, because it has a very similar composition to human blood – it comes from the sea after all and many of us feel that connection to the sea as our Mother, a primal source of life. Nori is rich in chlorophyll, that’s the pigment that gives it its green colour, and chlorohyll is nature’s detoxifier.
Food For Your Bones
Nori is even higher in calcium than milk and so if you’re vegan, or need to avoid dairy, or even if you don’t, it’s a great way to get in your calcium needs. Because it comes with a balanced composition of minerals, the calcium is easily absorbed and utilised.
Nori contains a vast array of protective and rejuvenating phytonutrients, polyphenols, antioxidants and flavonoids. It’s literally an alphabet of vitamins such as A, B, C as well as Niacin, folic acid, taurine and iron.
Nori contains 30 to 50% protein. It also contains that all important vitamin B12 for those who don’t eat animal products.
Nori has a bulk of fibre that is very digestible and this is always a good thing for your gut health.
Iodine is one of those essential elements we don’t get naturally in our-land based diet. Nori contains plenty of iodine, so instead of iodine enriched refined table salt with less-than-desirable additives, look no further for your iodine requirements. Iodine is very important for your thyroid function. Of course there are those of you who are allergic to iodine and in this case, it should be avoided.
Sustained Energy & Weight Loss
Nori is a great for maintaining healthy, balanced blood sugar levels. It’s absorbed slowly so gives you a steady boost of energy, while also being easily absorbed nutrition, providing you with all its nourishment over a sustained period. Staying fuller for longer, with less cravings and stabilized blood sugar, along with thyroid supporting iodine are keys to supporting healthy weight loss
Sodium and potassium along with other minerals make it great for keeping the mineral balance in your blood regulated, supporting your muscles by preventing cramping and preventing dehydration by regulating fluids in your body.
Nori is rich in folic acid and antioxidants, and folate-rich foods have been shown to cut your risk of colon cancer.
Adding Nori To Your Diet
• Nori on its own makes a delicious snack
• You can sprinkle it on your food, such as rice, salads or soups, or even on pizza as a delish seasoning that means you can use less salt
• You can make a rice-free wrap with tofu, avo and greens for a delish healthy sushi
• You can even spread hummus or vegan nut cheeses on nori sheets as a low carb snack
• If you eat eggs, sprinkle it over your free-range eggs, along with some chili sauce for a yum dish.