Seaweed and umami’s effect on weight control ranked among top health news stories of 2014
Seaweed has certainly become one of the rising stars of the culinary landscape, with restaurants, nutritionists and amateur foodies all over the world raving about this ocean veggie's flavor and balanced spectrum of minerals and vitamins. But while that latter part is technically more important for our diets, it's really the former that more people care about. After all, it's hard to talk yourself into eating something that simply doesn't taste good, no matter how healthy for you it may be. Luckily with seaweed, you don't have to choose! Both taste and nutrition go hand-in-hand, so much so that this quality earned seaweed and its umami flavoring a spot on Health.com's list of the "10 Biggest Food and Weight Loss Stories of 2014."
"A very foodie-forward study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that umami — also known as the 5th taste — boosts appetite but also increases post-meal satiety, which may help support weight control," the source writes. "Naturally found in mushrooms, truffles, green tea, seaweed and tomatoes, incorporating more of this unique palate pleaser may help you naturally eat less overall."
When cooking with seaweed, you get the best of both worlds: A unique umami flavoring that you won't find much of anywhere else, coupled with a broad range of healthy minerals and vitamins, that work together to ensure that not only are you eating healthy, but that you become full faster so you can easily pass on any sugary or fattening desserts afterward.
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