Trying the Paleo diet? Seaweed makes a great savory substitute
Seaweed is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, and can be particularly handy for people with dietary restrictions. Vegetarians and vegans, for example, can benefit from this oceanic vegetation since it contains somewhat elusive nutrients like vitamin B12 as well as protein. In addition, the lifestyle website FitSugar recently showcased seaweed recipes as an ideal savory substitute for another somewhat restrictive diet.
The Paleo diet, also known as "the caveman diet" has become increasingly popular in the last year or so. The concept behind this trend is "eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era," according to the official website of Dr. Loren Cordain, who developed the regimen. With that in mind, followers must forgo the wide array of overly processed goods available today in favor of nature's most bountiful produce – including nutrient rich seaweed. That is why FitSugar has recommended a delicious seaweed recipe for Paleo fans who are long for the crisp of their favorite savory snacks.
"Craving the crunch of potato chips but on a Paleo diet? Welcome these seaweed chips to your snack-time rotation. They're cholesterol-free, high in vitamin A, and seven of these spicy seaweed chips are only 42 calories," FitSugar states.
The fitness fanatics at FitSugar share a great recipe for oven-baked seaweed snacks, but that isn't the only way to enjoy the nutritional benefits – and the taste – of this incredible sea vegetable. Seagreens® brown wrack seaweed is a complete wholefood that can enhance the flavor of your favorite foods as uniquely developed products like The Mineral Salt and the Culinary Ingredient, and can also be taken daily as Food Capsules.