Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in the warm alkaline salt water all over the world. It is considered as a super food because has the richest source of important nutrients. Spirulina is a food source for Aztec until 16th century.
What are the nutrients found in Spirulina?
Protein – 18 amino acids, out of which 8 are essential amino acids. It has 12 times more digestible protein than beef.
Minerals – Potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron and phosphorus
Vitamins – B6, B12, B2, B1, Biotin, inositol, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin E. Spirulina has the richest source of vitamin B12 not found in most vegetables.
Carotenoids – beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A. It has 10 times more beta-carotene than in a carrot.
Essential fatty acids – omega-3 fatty acids comprise of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA)
What are the benefits of Spirulina?
1) Immune support and infection
Spirulina increase the production of antibodies and fighting protein to ward of infection and chronic illness.
2) Weight loss
Take Spirulina 1 hour before meal will satisfy your appetite, but it is not an appetite suppressant. It is just a super concentrated, easily digested natural nutrition in low calories. It also helps to convert fat into lean muscle
3) Cardiovascular disease
In a stroke, Spirulina can reduce the severity and also improve recovery of movement after the stroke.
Spirulina has a rich source of iron and chlorophyll. The natural iron content, which does not cause constipation, compared with taking iron pills. Experiment in Japan demonstrated Spirulina has positive effect on anemia.
Chlorophyll content in Spirulina also helps to send oxygen to the body. Chlorophyll also increases the bowel movement, increases contraction and relieves constipation.
6) Allergic reaction
Spirulina protects against allergic reaction by stopping the release of histamine, thereby, preventing running nose, watery eyes, hives and swelling of soft tissues. It also normalizes the secretion of digestive acid and sooth inflammation.
Start taking Spirulina today and reap the health benefits it brings. Have you tried it? Share with me your experience in the comment box below.
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