Nutrient-Rich Food

Nutrient Rich Nutritional Yeast And Edible Seaweed/Algae

I want to show you two easy ways to add incredibly nutrient-rich food products to your diet - nutritional yeast and edible seaweed/algae.

Nutrient-Rich Food Products
Nutritional Yeast

The first one is Nutritional Yeast flakes, which are really rich in fibre, different B-vitamins and several essential minerals.

It might not look that appetising but it has a very pleasant cheesy and nutty taste (many vegans use it in place of cheese).

It’s so easy to add nutritional yeast to different dishes - like casseroles, soups, dips (like my Beetroot and Walnut Dip and Olive and Pepper Dip) and sprinkled on top of salads. 

I also sprinkle it on top of bread with hummus and avocado. 

If you don’t eat much fibre-rich food yet, then start using nutritional yeast in small amounts. It can cause some unpleasant digestive side effects (cramp/diarrhoea) otherwise. 

You are doing your body a huge favour though by eating fibre-rich food (see A Healthy Gut). 

Nutrient-Rich Food Products
Edible Seaweed

Another way to add nutrient-rich food products, as well as a salty taste, to your diet is to use dried edible seaweed (sea vegetables). The most common ones are nori, wakame and kombu.

Edible seaweeds are also really healthy and an excellent source of Omega 3 essential fats as well as fibre, different vitamins and minerals – including iodine which is lacking in some people’s diet.

Vegans needs to be extra aware of getting enough of both Omega 3 and iodine. The most common food sources for iodine is dairy products and fish like cod and tuna.

Your body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and other important functions, such as growth and development.

It’s important to know though that too much iodine can cause thyroid problems, and have a negative effect on people with underlying thyroid problems. 

There’s a huge variation of the amount of iodine in different types of edible seaweed. Kombu, which is an edible kelp, contains a huge amount of iodine and is best used in small amounts and only occasionally. 

Nori and wakame contains much less iodine and is better to use on a more frequent basis. 

I buy dried nori flakes and use it much the same way that I use nutritional yeast – sprinkled over a wide variety of food. 

The salty taste means that I can reduce the salt in my food and combined with nutritional yeast, I get a kick of cheese flavour as well. Two truly healthy and tasty food products!

This is a link about Japanese iodine intake from edible seaweed (this will open a new window):

Tasty & Healthy Nuggets

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” Franz Kafka

Get delicious and nutritious tips and tidbits in my monthly Newsletter. You will get time-saving cooking tips, ideas for how to make your diet more nutritious and flavourful recipes. 

Subscribe today and you will get an instant download to my Ebook “A Tasty Way to Salsa, Dips & Sauces” which includes new recipes which are exclusive to this Ebook and not on my website.

Click on Tasty & Healthy Nuggets to subscribe..

New Comments! Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Home Page > Healthy Weight Loss Diary > Nutrient-Rich Food Products

A Tasty & Easy Way to Healthy Eating

A Tasty & Easy Way to Healthy Eating

This ebook is filled with a combination of healthy ingredients, lots of flavour and a quick way from stove to plate. A combination to make it as easy and tasty as possible for you to have a healthy diet.