gimMe Organic Seaweed Snacks – I Am Obsessed!!!!!

Written by Max Goldberg on August 10, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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If you know me or have read my bio, you might be aware that I have had some addiction issues in the past.

Fortunately, those problems are behind me, and I have stayed on a positive path for many years now. One of the things that I attribute to my being to able avoid negative influences in my life has been my will power. Read More »

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My Organic Dinner Last Night

Written by Max Goldberg on June 11, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

One of the reasons that I moved back to New York City a few years ago was because I knew I could have easy and quick access to a ton of fantastic organic restaurants.

Yet, now that I am here, I find myself cooking at home more and more, and eating out less and less. Why is this?

Eating at home not only saves me money, but it gives me complete control over the foods that I eat and how my meal is prepared. Read More »

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The Four Superfoods That I Consume on a Regular Basis

Written by Max Goldberg on May 24, 2012. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I am of the belief that food is medicine, and the best food we can put into our bodies is organic.

That being said, there are some organic foods that have higher nutritional value than others – often referred to as superfoods – and I try to incorporate them into my diet on a regular basis.

While the following superfoods are by no means the only ones you’ll find in my kitchen, I have been consuming these four quite frequently as of late.

WHEATGRASS

Throughout the years, I have gone in many different directions looking for the best thing to put into my body but I always seem to end up in the same place – wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass may very well be the most nutritious food in the world, largely because of its high chlorophyll content.

The primary health benefits include:

- Phenomenal for the blood: purifies it, cleanses it of debris, increases red blood cell count, lowers blood pressure, and restores alkalinity to the blood.

- The enzymes and amino acids in wheatgrass protect us from carcinogens, strengthens our cells, and detoxes our liver.

- Stimulates the thyroid gland. Read More »

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My Organic Dinner Last Night – Extra Kelp

Written by Max Goldberg on November 6, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Last night, I stayed in to watch LSU-Alabama (I’m a huge college football fan, by the way) and prepared this organic meal to eat while the top two teams in the country went at it.

I cooked quinoa, cut up an avocado and a cucumber, and added in some cherry tomatoes.

On the right, that black looking stuff is kelp. I have been trying to incorporate more sea vegetables into my diet, kelp in particular.

A source of many trace minerals and nutrients, kelp is especially praised for its iodine content, plays an important role in maintaining a healthy thyroid, and helps absorb toxins from the bowel. Read More »

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Kelp Krunch – An Organic Energy Seaweed Bar

Written by Max Goldberg on October 14, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

It is hard enough to get kids, or adults, to eat their greens.

Well, multiply those difficulties by 100 and that is how hard it is to get people to eat their sea vegetables. I am guilty of that as well and don’t eat them nearly as much as I should.

Sea vegetables, such as kelp, nori, wakame and dulse, are incredibly important for our diet because they are a tremendous sources of minerals, vitamins and nutrients.

Much of the world’s supply of sea vegetables comes from the waters off of Japan and with the recent earthquake there, many people are concerned that they have been tainted with radiation.

As I have written about before, all of the sea vegetables that are currently available in stores or restaurants were harvested last year. Read More »

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Because of the Japanese Earthquake and Potential Radiation, Is Nori Safe to Eat? (Updated)

Written by Max Goldberg on May 17, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

(At the bottom of this post you will find important updates from two distributors/sellers of nori, Great Eastern Sun and Sunfood, and one organic food company, Food on Purpose, who uses nori in its products. The original post was written on April 22nd)

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The other day I did a post on the fantastic organic Nutty Nori Chips by Food on Purpose. When I bought the chips, I figured that the nori had been purchased many months before the earthquake in Japan and that there wasn’t much cause for concern.

Yet it did bring up an important issue, one that many readers have since contacted me about.

Given that so many people eat sushi or vegetable sushi rolls, is it safe to eat nori?

A Primer on Nori

Nori is a sea vegetable that is almost exclusively grown in the waters off of Japan, Korea and China. Read More »

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Kelp – Making its Way Into My Diet

Written by Max Goldberg on September 28, 2010. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I have always been a big fan of sea vegetables. Mostly, it has either been nori or dulse. However, organic kelp is something that I have been digging into a lot as of late.

For those who don’t know, kelp is a sea vegetable. If you’ve ever had sushi, the black edible “paper” on the outside of the roll is actually seaweed – nori.

If you are eating kelp dry and right out of the bag, like I do, then you will find it very, very tough and very, very salty. I mean ridiculously salty. Naturally salty, that is.

When using kelp in soups or stews, it will expand and become much more tender and easily-chewable. Kelp can also be roasted, boiled, sauteed or marinated.

I am adding kelp into my diet because I want to increase the amount of iodine I consume. Kelp is also rich in minerals and trace elements, including calcium, potassium and magnesium, and it offers substantial amounts of some of the B vitamins.

My preferred brand of choice of kelp is Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. Read More »

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