My number number one struggle at this time of year is eating healthy food. I strongly believe that Christmas is a time of celebration and so I choose to celebrate all foods that are delicious, carb-filled and dreadful for your waistline.It is important to recognise that there are times you will want to eat lots of toast with lashings of peanut butter but it is also important to realise that eating unhealthily may cause you an untimely death. So maybe rein in the mince pie consumption before it becomes excessive.If any of this is setting off alarm bells, then I have some news which may be a huge game-changer. Do you love bacon and conveniently forget the exorbitant number of calories you’re consuming? It turns out that there is a type of seaweed that tastes exactly like bacon, but is even better for you than kale.
No, I’m not lying. Head over to the next page to find out more. Newsflash: all of your foodie prayers are about to be answered. Researchers have discovered a new type of seaweed which tastes exactly like bacon, and has twice the amount of nutrients as kale. Is this the stuff dreams are made of?Chris Langdon, the lead researcher at Oregon State University, said that his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a good food source for edible sea snails, a popular dish in parts of Asia. This particular type of seaweed is a red algae that grows along the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines.Chris Langdon went on to say: “This stuff is pretty amazing. When you fry it, which I have done, it tastes like bacon, not seaweed. And it’s a pretty strong bacon flavor.” Langdon and his team at Oregon State University are looking into ways to incorporate the algae into foods already available on the market. Hopefully we’ll be seeing this bacon-flavoured seaweed on the shelves before long.