Today is the “Suo Team Fitness Food Recommendation” series again.
As a person who lived inland since he was a child, the “seafood” Suo Dui had access to when he was a child was kelp. Even if he ate egg pancakes with mixed grains, Suo Dui would be willing to add more shreds of kelp.
In the past two months, Team Suo found through research that shredded kelp can completely replace some vegetables in the daily fitness diet.
Kelp grows fast and can be stored dry, so it is cheap, easy to store, and diverse in cooking.
But for fitness people, the nutrition of kelp may be more valuable.
First of all, let’s look at the nutritional content of kelp
Kelp is rich in various nutrients such as iodine, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, and is low in calories and high in nutrition.
Our human body needs at least 150 micrograms of iodine every day to maintain normal thyroid function and metabolism, and every 100 grams of dried kelp contains about 1500-2000 micrograms.
Many office workers have found that they have hypothyroidism during physical examination—probably due to iodine deficiency.
At the same time, every 100 grams of dried kelp contains about 7-10 grams of protein, which is the best among vegetables.
What’s even better is that the protein in kelp has an amino acid spectrum that can be fully utilized by the human body, and is a pure “natural EAA”.
In addition, kelp is also rich in dietary fiber, so eating kelp will give you a good feeling of fullness,
In terms of vitamins/minerals, kelp mainly contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K, calcium and so on.
And because of its production process, even dried kelp can preserve a lot of nutrients.
To put it simply, you can roughly understand kelp as a food that is not easy to gain weight, but rich in micronutrients and moderate in protein content.
What are the benefits of kelp for fitness?
1. The iodine in kelp contributes to healthy thyroid hormone levels.
Thereby promoting fat breakdown and energy consumption, as well as regulating protein synthesis, which plays an important role in muscle growth.
2. Kelp can promote the health of the digestive system, help intestinal peristalsis, prevent constipation, and support the normal function of the digestive system.
3. The vitamins and minerals in kelp are more comprehensive. As a vegetable substitute, there will be no lack of certain nutrients.
4. In addition, the alginic acid in kelp has a positive effect on the recovery and repair of muscle tissue.
If we combine it with stretching and relaxation after comprehensive training, wouldn’t it be a two-pronged approach, a stable batch?
How do fitness people cook kelp?
1. Seaweed salad
The seaweed salad made by Team Suo is a masterpiece, at least it can make you drink two taels more…
Sorry for the rambling, but the seaweed salad is easy to make and has a refreshing taste. It is an excellent companion for fitness meals.
2. Kelp Broth
Wash the dried seaweed first, soak it in water until it softens. As for the meat of seaweed soup, you can choose ribs, chicken, etc. Seaweed and meat are a perfect match.
This kind of dish can satisfy nutrition without bringing excessive fat, and the taste is also very good, really good.
What should be paid attention to when choosing kelp?
Kelp can easily absorb substances such as heavy metals and pollutants, so pay attention to the following when choosing:
1 Try to buy dried kelp, do not choose the red color
2 High-quality kelp has its own seafood flavor, and the pungent smell is generally dyed and soaked by industry
3 After the kelp is soaked, the water should not change color. If it changes color, it means dyed kelp
4. You can touch it directly with your hands. The high-quality kelp has thick flesh, no cracking and yellowing on the edges, and the surface is viscous.