Dr Oz: Super Food For Immunity
Cold and flu season is already here, and Dr Oz recommended a favorite superfood that has immunity-boosting properties: Seaweed. One woman said her family members often get sick multiple times per year. Get some more fun Seaweed Recipes to add to your family table.
Seaweed Superfood For Health: Best Types of Seaweed
The idea of eating seafood might take some people by surprise. But there is plenty of good news to know about it. A sheet of seafood may have as few as 10 calories. It is a nutritionally dense food that:
- Has more calcium than whole milk
- Has more iron than red meat
- Is rich in antioxidants and vitamins
You could be getting Vitamins A, B and C just by eating seaweed. Dr Oz shared the three types of seaweed that are most often eaten.
Dr Oz: Kombu Seaweed
Kombu, a type of seaweed most often sold in strips or sheets, is great for broths, soups, and stews, according to Dr Oz. It can be soaked and may double in volume when cooked. Dr Oz said it is a good ingredient to substitute when cooking, because it can take on almost any flavors.
Dr Oz: Wakame Seaweed
Wakame is another type of seafood, and it can grow up to seven times its size after soaking in water for just 10 minutes. You can use this with vegetables, as well as in soup or stew.
Dr Oz: Nori Seaweed
Nori is the type of seaweed you are likely to find holding your sushi roll together. Use it in grains, eggs, and salads. Dr Oz recommended it as a substitute for croutons in salad. Though the host loved his seaweed, his assistant was less impressed with the flavors.
His advice was to eat two or three serving of seaweed per week. Three home chefs shared their Seaweed Recipes with Dr Oz.
Dr Oz: Seaweed Teriyaki Stir-Fry Recipe Ingredients with Kombu & Shrimp
- 3 Kombu Kelp
- 1/2 Carrot
- 7 oz Shrimp
- 1 tbsp Mirin
- 1/2 Onion
- 1/2 Broccoli
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce.
Dr Oz: Teriyaki Stir-Fry Recipe with Kombu & Shrimp Directions
- Soak kelp in water for about half an hour to get it soft.
- Cut kelp into squares.
- Chop the onion, carrot, and broccoli into bite-size pieces.
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan and cook the shrimp.
- Add onion, carrot, broccoli, and kombu. Stir.
- Once the veggies are tender, add in soy sauce and Mirin.