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10-27-2004, 09:05 AM
I have always had a strong aversion to seafood. I have read how important sea vegetables are for raw foodists due to their excellent mineral content. My question is: Is it safe to eat a raw diet without them? Will I end up being nutritionally deficient without them?
Thank you in advance!
10-27-2004, 09:10 AM
I think it's hype just as a lot of other things raw foodist's "should" have. Eat what you are drawn to naturally (the GOOD stuff, that is...not the chips and soda ;) ) Not everyone likes a "fishy" taste to their food and you shouldn't feel you NEED to tolerate that just for some minerals that you are bound to find in something else. I use kelp in certain things when I WANT a fish-flavor (like mock salmon pate' I use it) but I have never used it with the thought that "Oh, I need to use this for it's ______"
Whatever it is, you can get it from your fruits and veggies and nuts and seeds..that's my humble opinion...but I'm no expert!
10-27-2004, 11:04 AM
Thanks for providing a diversion from my packing :D I agree with Rawkinlocs, while sea vegetables have a lot of minerals, particualry iodine, it is not necessary for you to have them, especially since you have an aversion to fish. Sea salt or Celtic salt had your RDA
For every plant, mineral, etc, I just don't think that the creator only made one source, so allow your body to process through what it is that it needs and welcome and enjoy your new liftstyle :)
10-28-2004, 09:21 PM
Thanks for your support! I do use celtic sea salt but not on a daily basis. Is the ocean our only source of iodine?
10-29-2004, 06:11 AM
I found this on http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,888,00.html
Other sources of iodine include dairy products made from milk produced by cows grazing in coastal soil, as well as fruits and vegetables grown in coastal soil. Various vegetables from the sea, such as kelp and seaweed, contain very high amounts of iodine as well. Commercially prepared baked goods, such as cakes and breads, frequently contain dough conditioners that have iodine. Most salty, high-sodium processed snack foods, however, contain very little iodized salt and almost no iodine.
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