Dr Oz: Nori, Wakame, Kombu Seaweed Recipes
In this segment, Dr Oz introduced Maoshing, Ni, PhD, Chinese medicine doctor, to show you how 3 common types of seaweed could improve your health. According to Dr. Ni, seaweed has been a staple in Asian diets for thousands of years. There are over 20 edible seaweeds that are part of multicellular algae and are quite tasty. Dr. Ni clarified that while seafood is most associated with Asian culture, seaweed is also eaten in Ireland and Scotland.
3 Most Common Seaweed Types:
Dr Oz: Nori Anti-Inflammatory
1. Nori – This is the seaweed you find in sushi. The skin of the seaweed contains omega 3 fatty acids (more than 3 avocadoes worth) and anti-inflammatory properties that affects how the skin looks and feels. You can purchase Nori at health food stores, online, and in Asian supermarkets. One easy way to prepare Nori is by toasting them with sesame oil.
Dr Oz: Nori Vegetable Roll Recipe
- 1 sheet of Nori
- Brown Rice
- Carrots (shredded)
- Celery (shredded)
Cover the sheet with brown rice, layer with the shredded carrots, celery and avocado. Roll up and dip into sesame oil or water.
Dr Oz cut up pieces and passed it around to audience members. Every single person stated that they loved it! Yum!
Dr Oz: Wakame Bloating Remedy
2. Wakame – This seafood is known as the woman’s seaweed because it is great for bloating. (Should we be offended, ladies? I’ve seen guys bloat up too!) Wakame is packed with calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which is a diuretic that helps with the bloating. You can purchase wakame at health food stores and supermarkets. It comes dry, so soak it in water for ½ hour to reconstitute. One easy dish is to boil the wakame and then put it into a delicious cucumber salad.
Dr Oz: Dashi Kombu Recipe
3. Kombu – This seaweed is great for metabolism – Kombu is a Chinese herb that’s packed with iodine, which is essential for the thyroid. The fiber in this seaweed makes you full, therefore this is the perfect food for someone trying to lose weight.
Ingredients & Instructions:
- 4 cups of water over low heat
- 8 inch kombu cut in half
- Soak kombu in water for 30 minutes