Harvard On Seaweed
It is so important to us to get super healthy food to you for holidays such as Thanksgiving. After all, we make it for ourselves, because we see absolutely no reason to compromise our health trying to fit in to some ridiculously artificial and loaded with sugar cranberry mold!
The basic and traditional Thanksgiving and other holiday foods were healthy in their original state. It is only due to big money food production, and general bad and mis-information being taught to the unsuspecting, and way too trusting public, that the original food of our ancestors has been so dangerously transformed into over salted, over sweetened (think high fructose corn syrup), high fat (think trans fats), packaged and overly processed non-food.
At Wholly Macro we are really into making the most simplistic of foods, as pure and natural as the state they are in when we purchase them. And we don't know about all of you, but we feel great this Thanksgiving weekend, and hope that you do too.
The kind of food we prepare here at Wholly Macro is just packed with nutrition. Each and every dish is just full of fresh seasonal produce, whole grains, beans, and Sea Vegetables. We always have a lot of sea veggies in our food. And wouldn't you know, I was reading one of my favorite magazines, The Harvard Women's Health Watch, and they happen to mention Sea Vegetables in it. Harvard Medical School is recommending the use of sea vegetables. All I can say, is Finally!! The article is actually about salt, and is a great article. I don't want to go into a lot of detail about salt right now, but will sum it up by saying that salt is an essential mineral that we must have in our diet. Salt can be way overused though when eating the packaged processed non-food that I mentioned earlier. It is not even real salt, (what a surprise), unless of course you use the totally natural sea salt that we purchase here at Wholly Macro, and use it properly. Otherwise, commercial salt is seriously over processed, concentrated, and demineralized. So the general public is "very concerned" about getting too much salt in their diet, thinking that real salt is the cause and culprit of many diseases, and in fact many people are told by their medical professionals to use NO salt. Of course, they are still getting TONS of commercial salt in their diet due to the huge amounts of salt added to all processed foods, restaurant foods, etc. And since salt works in unison with many other essential minerals such as potassium and iodine, aiding in their absorption, many times people advised to limit their salt intake are at the same time also advised to take prescription potassium and iodine pills to insure that they get enough of these vital minerals. This always strikes me as odd, because so many natural foods such as beans, grains, vegetables, including sea vegetables, have an innate perfect balance of salt, potassium, and iodine. Why mess with a perfect system??
Anyway, Harvard is recommending the use of sea vegetables in said article, saying: "people should rely more on natural food sources of minerals to insure an adequate intake of iodine and other essential minerals, and that one of the best food sources for minerals is seaweed such as kelp, wakame, and nori". Yay!! Three sea vegetables that our menu is just full of t every week. And they don't even mention arame, another sea vegetable on our menu that is just packed with essential minerals, and is especially high in red blood cell building iron!
Harvard is finally on board with Seaweed!!
In health as always.
Gayle and Jaime