May Spotlight: Seafood!
Sea kelp provides numerous health benefits and is a great way to add some extra nutrition to your meals! Like many leafy greens, sea kelp is high in antioxidants, which help fight off disease, such as cancer. It also provides lots of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin K, folate, magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin A, potassium and iodine. These vitamins and minerals are great at promoting bone, brain, and heart health! Sea kelp also has the potential to help prevent diabetes and aid in the defense against depression and Alzheimer’s disease. It may even help with weight loss!
The frozen kelp cubes and puree, powdered kelp, raw leaf kelp, ready-cut kelp, and sea-beet kraut from Atlantic Sea Farms is also allergen free and all of their products are gluten free, which makes them enjoyable for everyone! With all of these great benefits, why not try some out! Add a frozen kelp cube in your favorite smoothie or use some ready-cut kelp as a garnish on tacos! The options are endless!
Sea kelp is a great superfood and by adding local sea kelp to your diet, you are nourishing your body, supporting local fishermen, and helping rejuvenate the ocean. It’s a win-win-win!
This past week, we tried a new smoothie recipe that featured nutritious sea kelp and it was definitely kid approved!
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