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Showing posts with label asian food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asian food. Show all posts

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Small Place Called Tea N More

Its a small place without many thrills but with lots of simple coffee shop charm. Located off of a busy street, it bustles with evening activity of cards, conversation and laptop browsers. Unlike the many other coffee shops in the area this one is a little different. Instead of soups and sandwiches someone can expect to purchase fried rice and honey milk tea with boba.

Nothing in the coffee shop is expensive. The furniture is old and full of rips, tears, and other aspects of healthy use. A case of used books and games line one shelf and tables are plentiful. Together they create an atmosphere that is simple and warming to the local population. It has become a popular hang out for the Asian community. 

Successful businesses have something unique that separates them from other businesses in the same genre. San Diego is a city known for its mom and pop coffee and tea shops. In this market it can be difficult to complete without geographic diversity. Tea N More seems to have found their niche among the more laid back crowd.


7380 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Ste 120

San Diego, CA 92111
 


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Health Benefits of Eating from the Sea-Detox with Seaweed



Seaweed the super food from Asia may just help protect against a number of serious illnesses while encouraging weight loss. Seaweed has health properties that are full of antioxidants, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C that protect against heart disease while encouraging a healthy thyroid.  It also provides weight loss properties that add to its appeal among fitness enthusiasts. 

Commonly served as a side salad at your favorite local sushi restaurants it is well worth the few extra dollars on your bill. It is typically served in its green form and is mixed with ginger to create an appealing taste. Harvested in Asia and the U.S. you can feel good about protecting the environment as it has been known to improve coral reef health thereby promoting farming and sustainable agriculture. 

Seaweed provides a strong source of iodine that regulates the thyroid (1). The thyroid is responsible for a host of things that include hormones, fat storage, energy levels, heart rate, and skin dryness (2). Ensuring that your thyroid is receiving the right nutrients and is managing your metabolic condition correctly helps fight the damaging secondary effects. 

If you are hoping to lower your cholesterol levels you might want to check on the benefits of the Omega-3 fatty acids inherent in seaweed.  These acids improve upon good fats and reduce triglycerides in the blood (3). Eating the right kinds of fats I your diet help to improve upon your heart health and protect your arteries. 

Like any other food, seaweed is not a savior for health and nutrition, but does provide some unique benefits when eat in moderation. During the occasional time you may go out to eat and order sushi , make sure you also order a side dish of seaweed. Eaten in moderation seaweed has benefits that far surpass many other types of food and offers a nice alternative to your traditional salad.