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December 2019

Wife & Motherhood

Seaweed for breakfast!?

What is in this nutrient-dense delicious dish?

When I am looking to mix up my morning breakfast, I often will incorporate purple Dulse mixed with other seaweeds into a dish with eggs and sauteed veggies and avocado. In this particular breakfast, I sauteed green onions, baby Bella mushrooms, red and yellow bell peppers in coconut oil. I used two wild pastured duck eggs-yolk raw and whites scrambled in coconut oil. Organic BonCook spice trio of Rosemary, Basil, and Thyme is a delicious addition along with organic Curry and Turmeric. Finish this all off with 2 drops of Black Pepper Essential Oil.

Why do I add the Black Pepper essential oil? The Black Pepper essential oil contains piperine. Piperine inhibits our liver’s metabolism of the curcumin in tumeric and therefore, increases the overall levels of curcumin in our body and allows these levels to stay higher for longer. Piperine increases the absorption of curcumin by 2000%! And when you add oil to the mix, like the coconut oil I used to saute the veggies, also increases its absorption of curcumin because it is fat soluble. This meal is powerful and packed with nutrients not only because of the spice combination, but also because of the seaweed! Why eat Purple Dulse seaweed?

Gorgeous in color, Dulse is considered a Red seaweed.

Purple Dulse Seaweed Health Benefits

How Dulse makes these minerals available

Aside from the gorgeous color of purple dulse, what makes it a powerhouse food? During their unique growth process, aquatic plants absorb mineral-rich seawater and convert it into bio-available natural, organic minerals. This process is called biological transmutation. These newly created minerals become part of the plant’s cell structure and can now be assimilated and used by your body. Most minerals are extremely difficult, if not impossible to absorb without the help of plants. This is simply because they are rocks and metals. Using your food to consume these minerals is much more effective than in supplement form. No matter how many milligrams are listed on the supplement bottle, eating them in the rock or mineral state will not allow them to absorb into your body. They are 99% non-digestible.

In which minerals is Dulse rich?

Some aquatic plants have a higher efficiency of absorption of minerals as demonstrated by laboratory research. Purple Dulse seaweed has the highest concentration of digestible minerals anywhere. The top minerals in purple dulse include calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, iodine, copper, chromium and zinc. Wow! I know! This is incredible and they are all made bioavailable by this beautiful sea plant.

What do each of these minerals do for our body’s?

The calcium in purple dulse builds and maintains healthy bones and teeth. It helps with blood clotting, heart beat regulation and the release of neurotransmitters.

Potassium and sodium are two more minerals in purple dulse which are part of a complex mineral salt system known as electrolytes. Electrolytes are key to controlling blood pressure as well as the pressure of every other fluid in your body. Purple dulse also contains magnesium, whose most important role is in energy production in your most vital organs such as the heart, kidney, liver and brain. Also present in dulse is phosphorus which combines with calcium in bone to give them their hardness. Phosphorus is also required for proper metabolism, which turns food into energy.

Purple dulse contains more iron than beef. Iron is a necessary building block of hemoglobin which is responsible for transporting oxygen to your cells. Iron also supports red blood cell formation. It is essential to our metabolism and energy creation.

Necessary for thyroid function, Iodine is another nutrient in Purple Dulse. It regulates how proteins, fats and carbohydrates are used as well as how energy is created in our cells.

Manganese is an essential mineral involved in many enzyme systems, which control blood sugar, use of energy and the production of thyroid hormones. It is also found in this amazing seaweed!

Copper is a trace mineral found in seaweed. It is crucial in the formation of the brain and the nervous system and also assists in the creation of nervous system chemical messengers. Chromium increases the power of insulin. This affects how carbohydrates, fats and proteins are metabolized and how blood sugar is controlled.

Lastly, zinc is required for our sense of smell and taste, and is also needed for our body’s immune system to work properly to defend us from viruses and other illnesses. Zinc is yet one more trace mineral found in Purple Dulse.

Rich in Vitamins as well-time to make the decision to try it!

Have you decided Dulse is a powerhouse of nutrients? Are you ready to try it? If you are not yet convinced, let me tell you Dulse is also a wonderful source of Vitamins A, C, E, and B. Dulse is a red seaweed. If you want the maximum nutrient value combine brown, red, and green seaweeds together.