A bunch of sea vegetables a day keeps the doctor away, or something like that. Our soils, even organic, are depleted, and eating all the fruit and vegetables in the world isn't going to give us all the minerals, trace elements and vitamins our bodies need to thrive and continually repair themselves - a measure of true health. Sea vegetables to the rescue. They are a highly alkaline food that improves the immune system, is anti-inflammatory, and is 10 to 20 times higher in minerals than land vegetables. Whether kelp, nori, dulce, wakame, or various others, sea vegetables are packed with minerals, trace elements and iodine - very important. Sprinkle them on salads or avocado, take them as supplements, cook a piece of kombu with your beans or make a broth base from a foot long piece (for miso soup for example), munch on a toasted nori sheet for snack, or eat seaweed salad. I simply eat a teaspoon of dulse flakes each day to get my iodine and minerals.
And then there are the sea algae superstars chlorella and spirulina. Chlorella is basically pure chlorophyll, which rids the body of environmental toxins and helps with cell repair, meaning it heals you. I take 5gr of chlorella a day, a good maintenance dosage (2.5-5gr/day is recommended for maintenance, 10gr/day is a healing dosage). Spirulina is pure plant protein, much easier to absorb than animal protein, and a potent antioxidant (that means it prevents all sorts of nasty things and heals in higher dosages). One a side note, the one thing to watch currently is residual radiation in the Pacific Ocean from the Fukujima nuclear accident. I have not purchased Japanese nori and stick with Atlantic grown sea vegetables for now. Also revisit an earlier post on the color of life.