Stacia’s personal challenge of the week is writing 6-sentence stories a day to practice her writing skills and build her vocabulary. To see her upcoming challenges, check out her challenge of the week page under the Agenda tab.
So I wrote most of my 6-sentence stories on The 6S Social Network. I diligently followed all days except on the 18th, 21st and 22nd, to which I’m making them right here while writing this post. Here, just for you readers:
Better known as the wrappers around sushi, nori is a sea vegetable that functions as a potent metabolite in our body, thanks to its rich content in essential minerals required in our everyday diet. They contain virtually all the trace minerals found in the ocean – a very broad range of them – which are rarely found on land vegetables but are vital nutrients to the human blood.
The seaweed is popular in the Asian, Mediterranean, and the Nordic countries. In fact, archaeologists have found that the Japanese cultures have been consuming the sea vegetables for more than 10,000 years. In the West, people usually call it “laver”, as it is the main ingredient used for making laver bread, a traditional Welsh dish constituting mainly of seaweed.
According to reports from the UN Food and Agriculture Department, nori make it as one of the most nutritious seaweeds out there.
Nori, and other sea vegetables in general, is gaining a lot of attention in the celebrity culture right now. Victoria Beckham reportedly encouraged her fellow Spice Girls members to drink her algae and seaweed-based shake for their bodies to get in shape in preparation for their 2007 comeback tour. Advocates of “macrobiotic” diets such as Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow consume a wide range of ocean vegetables in hopes of slowing down signs of aging and staying healthy. “Aging is basically going from grape to raisin, and sea vegetables keep you young and juicy,” said Jessica Porter, author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics. According to her, eating a single large serving of arame seaweed twice a week will allow the skin “bouncing back like a baby’s ass.”
How is that so? Well, the main reason would be that nori has practically zero fat and usually contain very little calories.
Oatmeal is a natural grain that has a rich source of essential nutrients our bodies require to function properly.
When you include oatmeal into your diet, you are providing a healthier balance for your daily nutritional value. As breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, you will get a head-start to a more fulfilling day by incorporating this simple yet filling meal.