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30. Seaweed (wakame) Wakame is a nutritious, edible seaweed that brings a unique taste and texture to a variety of dishes. It can add a range… Rina - April 5, 2020
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30. Seaweed (wakame)

Wakame is a nutritious, edible seaweed that brings a unique taste and texture to a variety of dishes. It can add a range of vitamins and minerals to your diet for a low number of calories. It is also associated with various health benefits, including lower cholesterol levels, decreased blood pressure, enhanced weight loss and reduced blood sugar.

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Unlike land plants such as kale and spinach, seaweed contains preformed omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, so seaweed can be a reliable source of omega-3. There are several types of seaweed, and it generally comes dried or in a powder form. One common nutrient that is found across all seaweed is dietary fiber. It helps in digestion and helps in weight loss.
Seaweed (wakame) 1 cup, 5.3g protein, 6.8g carbs, 4.3g fiber, 41 calories

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/study-finds-american-grown-pistachios-contain-melatonin-300899264.html
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=89
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26268987

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