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Seaweed

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by DawnPhenomenon, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. DawnPhenomenon

    DawnPhenomenon Other · Well-Known Member

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    Seaweed is the new chocolate! I love this snack and it's very low in cals. Since I began eating rather a lot of seaweed a few weeks ago I've noticed a drop in my fasting blood sugar. Is this coincidence?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not sure if it's a coincidence, where do buy your seaweed from if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. DawnPhenomenon

    DawnPhenomenon Other · Well-Known Member

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    Costco. Yum
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Thanks :)

    I've had it in Chinese Restaurants but I believe some of them cheat and use cabbage instead and sell it as seaweed.
     
  5. DawnPhenomenon

    DawnPhenomenon Other · Well-Known Member

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    It's sold as a snack. A large box has around 100 calls. I've just been reading up on it and it seems to have all sorts of properties. A study took place to see if seaweed supplements brought bs down and it did.

    50p a box in Costco sold in packets of 10.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Quite reasonable, expected it to be much more expensive. I'm sure it is full of goodness and it would be great if it lowers bg levels too.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where else you can buy this seaweed as we don't have a Costco where we live.
     
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    TorqPenderloin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I huge seaweed fan myself.

    It's become quite popular here in the U.S. They're in almost every "organic" food store like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's to name a few chains.

    My local Costco actually stocks two different types of seaweed: one is a seaweed "salad" and looks like green noodles. The other is the mini strips of dry seaweed as mentioned above. Unfortunately, both aren't particularly cost effective compared to similar foods.
     
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    Seaweed?

    Maybe I'll take a walk down the coast and collect some,
    (Trying it as a noodle type thing sounds interesting)
     
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    Seaweeds are often high in iodine that is needed for thyroid function. I don't know if this has anything to do with your improved FBG but you never know.

    It's not a good idea to over dose on iodine either.
     
  12. DawnPhenomenon

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    Oooo I fancy seaweed noodles
     
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    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Fertiliser and soil conditioner. Wtih a horse and cart I could make a few bob plying my trade between the beach and the allotments. Except it would be theft.
     
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    Thanks I will have a look
     
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    If you go to a beach in UK looking for seaweed, please make sure you keep an eye on the tides, wear footwear with grip, take a sharp knife and before you go, make sure it's a beach without a sewerage outfall !
     
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