What are the health benefits of nori seaweed?

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Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc
Geriatric Medicine
Best known as the outer wrap of sushi rolls, nori is a great snack for skin health. Just one sheet of nori has the same amount of omega-3s as two whole avocados. The omega-3s in nori help create a natural oil barrier on your skin, helping to reduce acne and dry skin, particularly helpful during these dry, heated winter months. Nori also helps reduce the body's production of inflammatory compounds that affect how healthy the skin looks and feels. Find nori in Asian grocery stores and healthy food markets, often in sheets, strips, or flakes.

How to eat it

Make your own simple sushi: Cover an open sheet of nori with brown rice. Then add shredded carrots, thinly sliced avocado, and any other raw vegetable that strikes your fancy. Roll it all up and dip in sesame oil and ginger sauce.

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