by Pierre S Aoukar, MD and Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD
Posted: February 16
If you still haven’t tried sushi, you’ve missed out on the biggest—not to mention healthiest—food trend of the past decade. You don’t even have to eat raw fish. Sushi is just as good, if not better, with vegetables. But the most benefit may actually come from the sea vegetable your rice is wrapped in. Seaweed is high in iodine, selenium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, beta-carotene, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B12, unheard of in plant foods. This vitamin packed veggie has awesome free-radical scavenging properties to help protect your coronary arteries. In fact, this veggie is so versatile it has even found its way into your lowfat frozen yogurt under the name carrageenan. You’ll have to eat gallons of frozen yogurt or ice cream to equal the amount in one serving of seaweed, so we would stick with the sushi.
Algae (Seaweed or Seaweed Vegetables, Introduction to Heart Disease, Excerpt from the book: Everything Good For The Heart: The A to Z Guide, Aoukar PS and Karamanoukian HL. Magalhaes Scientific Press
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