The Best Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium #13: Seaweed

Growing up in Japan, seaweed was a very common staple of my diet. Not only is it a major ingredient in sushi, but it's also served as a side dish and added into soup. It's an odd food, but one that I have come to love over the years. Turns out that seaweed is also an amazing source of calcium, with roughly 13% of your Daily Value (126 milligrams) in every cup of the raw stuff. Fish isn't the only ocean food good for your health! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source:[/caption] You'll find that there are many other benefits offered by seaweed, including:
  • Provides iodine, which is vital for healthy thyroid gland function
  • Reduces fatigue and depression
  • Boosts immune function
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Is an excellent source of dietary fiber
  • Can reduce the risk of breast cancer
  • Aids in the control of PMS symptoms
Seaweed is also an excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which can deal with inflammation in the body. For those with celiac disease, arthritis, and asthma, it's a remedy worth trying!  
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