You may wonder why most Asians are lean and basically they live on ethic diet. In many Asian foods or dishes we note the presence of seaweeds especially Japanese and Chinese.Â Seaweeds can actually boost our metabolism by way of the thyroid gland. Feeding the thyroid with enough minerals from the sea improve the thyroid function which increases our metabolism. This diet will significantly improve most our energy needs and in particular any weight loss program.
Seaweeds contain iodine, minerals and vitamins. The most common seaweed in the local market are â€œlatoâ€ and â€œgusoâ€ but commercial forms of seaweed and the most popular is kelp. You can use kelp in most stir-fry dishes and incorporated in soup such as tofu-based soup. One-third cup of dried kelp when soaked in water will give you a cup for a health meal and metabolic booster.