Spirulina, single celled, blue-green algae which has the highest protein content of any natural food and density packed with over 100 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and phytonutrients. It is a low calorie, low fat, cholesterol free source of easily digestible vegetable protein containing all the essential amino acids that cannot be produced by the body but are needed to synthesized the non-essential amino acids. It has been consumed for centuries given its amazing therapeutic and nutrient dense properties.
Research studies have shown Spirulina’s many beneficial, disease preventing properties. Its dark green-blue colors come from a diversity of pigments which give Spirulina many rage of benefits to our health. Phycocyanin is responsible for its dark unique blue color, and it contains other pigments like Chlorophyll and the oranges and yellow stored in the Caratenoids and Beta-Carotene.
As little as 3 to 5 grams (1 teaspoon) per day can supply extraordinary health and wellness benefits:
- Immune system enhancer, helps the body to produce new blood cells
- Blood builder, anti-viral activity and anti-cancer properties, as a result of its dark blueish color coming from Phycocyanin
- Lowering cholesterol
- Easy digestible vegetable protein source
- Providing high levels of energy to our bodies
Spirulina is great to be mixed with a protein shake first time in the morning to compliment your breakfast, or before a workout since its high energy properties. You can choose to buy a vegetable based protein shake with Spirulina already added to its ingredients. Overall, Spirulina is a good source to compliment your eating habits to achieve total nutrition.
Thanks to Natural Awakenings Magazine, which is a great source of blooming knowledge!
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