Seaweed, something you don’t really want to feel on your toes when you’re out swimming in the water, but maybe you want to eat it when it’s prepared. Seaweed is a staple in many Asian foods like pho, ramen, and sushi. Yes, you’re probably thinking of the nori sheets or seaweed sheets that hold your sushi together, but do you know the health benefits of it? Seaweed absorbs so many nutrients from the sea, think of it at the kale of the ocean. Seaweed has tons of fiber and antioxidants packed into a tiny 29 calorie snack. Seaweed also contains iodine which like selenium in brazil nuts can help maintain thyroid health. Iodine also can help neurodevelopment when pregnant, however consult your doctor to be sure it’s safe. Not sure where to get your seaweed dose? Almost all sushi is made with seaweed, seaweed salad, and most stores sell prepackaged seaweed (watch the sodium) that you can even crumble onto salads.