With all this talk of radiation exposure going around, we might as well start stocking up on Seaweeds to protect ourselves. Seaweeds contain natural Iodine. If the body has an iodine deficiency it will automatically absorb and collect radioactive iodine in the Thyroid (if the radioactive form is around). With news that even just a little of Japan’s radiation is hitting the west coast, I’m going to take the safe route and prepare the best I can. The more natural iodine we can get through our diet, the better, as it will compete with the radioactive element in your bodies & essentially blocks its absorption.
Please be careful with Potassium Iodide (PI), I believe that it is to be used in extreme cases and should not be taken lightly. Taking (PI) incorrectly could cause irreversible damage to your Thyroid. Please talk to your health care provider concerning its use. But, in the meantime, food-grade iodine like Seaweed, may just be your new best cooking buddy.
In addition to these benefits, Kelp noodles are a great pasta alternative for those of you who don’t eat grains or wheat and gluten. They even twirl and slurp like noodles so if you’ve got kids, they are sure to love them as well. Also on the list of food therapy for radiation protection are Onions; they contain Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage in the body. All around a good wholesome mix of cooked veggies, & good protein.
Enjoy, I know I just did!
- 1/2 package Kelp noodles
- 1/2 – 1 cup Red Cabbage
- 1/3 cup diced Sweet Potato
- 1/4 cup chopped Onion
- Handful of fresh Spinach
- 1/2 cup Stewed Tomato’s
- 1 link Chicken/Turkey Sausage (I used Aidell’s Portabello Mushroom)
Saute sausage first until browned then add veggies and use grapeseed or olive oil as needed to cook (spray cans are nice so you don’t overdo it). Add the kelp noodles and stewed tomato’s toward the end and heat for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Finish off with a dash of Sea Salt if you like.
Nutritional breakdown (this is one serving, so do the appropriate math if you need to increase amount).
- Calories: 311
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbs: 31 g
- Protein: 19 g
Till next time… be well, stay safe and eat up!