Submitted On 2006-11-18

Got Sushi?

Growing up, you needed calcium, and your mom demanded, "Drink your milk!" As you age, you realize that you still need calcium, along with many other nutrients in your diet. Even though your mom isn't buggin' you about milk (she still bugs you about other stuff) you desire to keep your body healthy and your bones strong.

For bone strength and vital health, grab your chopsticks and chow down on some sushi. Dive into one of the ocean's healthiest vegetables: seaweed.

Nutritionist, Julie Lerner, knows why eating seaweed is beneficial, "The fat-free seaweed vegetable has many health benefits. It's loaded with antibiotic properties, helps counteract obesity, strengthens bones and teeth, and aids in the digestion process. Seaweed also strengthens the kidneys and nervous system, and helps reduce cholesterol. Sea vegetables or seaweed are the most nutritious foods, higher in vitamins and minerals than all other vegetables, and are excellent sources of calcium."

At a chic sushi dinner, skip the sashimi and go straight for your favorite hamachi or dragon roll. That green wrapping paper on your sushi, Nori, or the seaweed salad is loaded with minerals and trace elements, no longer found in land vegetables due to soil depletion. If you add a little sake to that you'll get the added benefits of reducing risks for heart disease.

Here's another tip from Julie: "If you're not a sushi lover, you easily can include sea vegetables in your diet by adding Dulse Flakes (found at any Asian market or health food store) in place of regular table salt."

Seaweed purifies and balances the ocean; it can do the same for your body. So go ahead and stuff your face with this string bean of the sea, and your bone strength will grow like weeds.

Get Sushi.

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