Six Types of Seaweed You Should Eat Daily


You’ve probably eaten sushi rolls wrapped in seaweed. Maybe you’ve tried a few Japanese dishes with seaweed sprinkled on top or even a seaweed salad. But there are several reasons you might want to make it a regular ingredient in your daily diet.

First, seaweed is rich in iodine, which is pretty hard to find in other foods. Iodine helps keep your thyroid healthy and encourages good metabolism.

Also, seaweed is low in calories while also being very nutrient dense and rich in other vitamins and minerals. There’s no wonder it’s considered a superfood.

Next time you go shopping, add seaweed to your list.

Here are six types of seaweed, their benefits and how best to prepare them so you can eat a little seaweed every day.


This is probably the most familiar type. It’s used to wrap sushi rolls and is also sold as small sheets as a snack. Nori is low in calories, but rich in iodine, Vitamins A, C, and B12, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.


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