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Most people think of seaweed as just the tasty wrap that holds
Molasses: Delicious and
their sushi roll together. But the ocean veggie actually has
enough nutritional benefits to be considered a superfood.
Why: Just one gram of seaweed could fulfill your daily dose
of iodine, which helps your thyroid regulate your hormones.
Without enough iodine, you might experience muscle
weakness. Boosting iodine consumption is especially important
for people who are trying to eat a low-sodium diet, since most
of the iodine we get is from iodized salt.
Bonus: Seaweed is also loaded with vitamins A and C.
Ways to eat it: For a quick boost, crumble dried seaweed into
soups, or eat raw seaweed with rice. Roasted seaweed sheets
are a great snack to satisfy a craving for something salty and
crunchy, since 10 small sheets only have 100 calories.
If you’re trying to clean up your diet, one way to avoid
empty calories is to replace sugar with molasses. The thick
syrup is the byproduct that’s left after sugarcane juice is
boiled down and the sugar crystals
are extracted. The molasses that
results is a rich source of calcium,
magnesium, potassium and
iron—all important nutrients for
active dancers. Most people use
it to bake, but you can also add
molasses to smoothies or pour it
on top of oatmeal or yogurt.
Contributors: Kristin Schwab, Jennifer Stahl
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