Kelp is a brown or green algae that grows in the shallow reefs of warm ocean waters. It is a great natural source of iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, vitamins A, B-12, B-6, and C, enzymes and fiber. Most notably, it contains good levels of iodine to support thyroid function and maintain a healthy basal metabolism. Kelp can be eaten raw or cooked, prepared in many different ways.
If the idea of consuming kelp is not appetizing, Vital Choice has created kelp cubes that can be added to soups and other foods to minimize the potential taste factor. Along with kelp, you will also find on Vital Choice Wakami Seaweed Salad, designed to compliment your seafood dishes or eat it plain. Click on the “Shop” tab and find them under “Organic Food and Seasonings.”
Both products will give your health a boost, and both products receive reviews from customers!
With the advent of genetically modified salmon and the reality that GM salmon is not labeled at the grocer, many are concerned that salmon may no longer be a safe food option. I can relate to that concern, so I went on the hunt for a clean source of seafood. And voila!
Vital Choice chooses only the best sources of fish and shellfish to their consumers. They carry out in-house testing of their products to ensure that the mercury level is below the regulatory minimum, which it always is.
Their fish line-up includes:
Smoked fish and lox
Fish sausage, burgers and bacon
And don’t forget the shellfish!
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The Health Benefits of Seafood
Wild seafood is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. Omega-3 fats are responsible for brain health and decrease inflammation in the body. Inflammation has been linked to coronary artery disease, high cholesterol and autoimmune conditions such as fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. DHA and EPA are also very important for the growing child and proper nervous system growth and development.
Is mercury a concern?
My answer to that would be maybe. Wild sources of seafood contain far less mercury than farmed fish because farmed fish are located in areas where man-made industrial processes occur, and those processes release many toxins into the environment. Sea animals sustained in the wild are exposed to much less human toxic exposure so they are healthier.
It really depends on the source of the seafood. If the animals are farm-raised, the mercury level would be a concern. I personally don’t have a concern with consuming wild-caught seafood because they are cleaner and Vital Choice carries out testing to ensure that their seafood is very safe for consumption.
As with anything, know your sources before you eat.