The Benefits of Nori (Seaweed)

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I love snacking on Nori (seaweed).  Not only is it beneficial to people but dogs can benefit from this superfood as well; it is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.  You can find Nori in most grocery stores, in the international foods section, and while most stores carry the larger sheets of Nori, used for making sushi, there are a few brands that roast and salt them and sell them in small snack packets.

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Nori is high in protein and low in fat, most of that is Omega-3.  It’s full of vitamins, such as vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, and E and it has more vitamin C than oranges.  It is a wonderful source of nutritional iodine.  The effects on health include stimulating the thyroid to produce hormones required for metabolism.  It is also rich in zinc, iron, selenium and copper.  The ingredients in seaweed contain components that allow it to treat irritation, bacterial infections and viruses.

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Unfortunately, Nori can have high levels of heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic because of seawater pollution, so it is best to limit the amount of Nori you feed to your dog.  For a medium-size dog, limit the amount to 50 grams per week; most sheets of Nori are only five grams so a medium-sized dog could have up to ten of these sheets a week. Also, most of the snacks have been salted, so watch your dog’s salt intake.

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One Response to “The Benefits of Nori (Seaweed)”

  1. Mom loves sushi and she is familiar with Nori. Did not know that dogs can have Nori. I might avoid due to my age and stomach sensitivity. Happy Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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