I first heard about Spirulina a few years ago and bought my first tub a couple of years ago. I thought it was absolutely foul and threw it away.
Since starting my FitLife Program I’ve taken more notice of foods and supplements and Spirulina always seem to end up at the top of my research list. Why?
Why is spirulina top of my food and supplement list?
A few facts about Spirulina:
- It is a blue-green algae which is also known as cyanobacteria, famous for thriving in very harsh conditions, and often storing large amounts of nutrients to sustain themselves when their environment is compromised.
- Historically, people used Spirulina to dress their food and to supplement meager diets, and it continues to be used for this purpose in some developing nations.
- Health food fans eat Spirulina because they believe it is a valuable food supplement. It was discovered in South America and Africa in natural alkaline lakes. This spiral shaped algae is a rich food source.
So what are the health benefits of taking Spirulina?
- Boosts the Immune System
- Improves Digestion
- Reduces fatigue
- Builds Endurance
- Nature’s Detoxifier – Cleanses the body
- Boosts Energy Levels
- Controls Appetite
- Maintains Healthy Cardiovascular function
- Supports the Liver and Kidneys
- Reduces Inflammation
- Benefits People Who Suffer from Allergies
Spirulina is ten times more concentrated than carrots
Did you know that Spirulina is ten times more concentrated than carrots? If you don’t eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day, at least you can get your natural beta carotene insurance from Spirulina to support your body’s antioxidant defenses.
So what is the BEST way to take Spirulina?
The best way is to take Spirulina is in powder form directly with a glass of water, which is similar to eating vegetables. It is widely preached that if you don’t cook your vegetables you will get all the best available nutrients and vitamins. If you cook your vegetables you loose the goodness, but still benefit in the long run.
Spirulina is certainly not cheap especially in powder form but it can last for a very long time with great long term benefits.
Spirulina has more protein than steak
According to foodmatters.tv, it is one of the highest known protein sources on Earth and contains 70% complete protein, towering over steak which consists of only 25% protein once cooked. Studies have shown that spirulina can help control blood sugar levels and cravings thus making it a key food for diabetics, and can be used to assist in weight loss and as a general nutritional supplement.
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