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Spirulina the Green Super Food

Updated: Jan 9, 2022



Spirulina has been on planet earth for thousands of years and was used by the ancient Aztecs. It is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. and is often referred to as blue-green algae.


It became popular after it was discovered that NASA gave it to astronauts on space missions as a food supplement.


It contains 25 times more beta carotene than Carrots, 58 times more iron than Spinach and contains 60-70% protein (compared to chicken which has 25-30%) and is therefore suitable for vegetarians and vegans.(Source - USDA Food Composition Databases).


This tiny algae is packed with nutrients. A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina

powder contains:


Protein: 4 grams

Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA

Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA

Copper: 21% of the RDA

Iron: 11% of the RDA


It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need..


What are it's Benefits?


Spirulina is a nutrient-dense cyanobacteria blue-green algae used as a nutritional supplement. It is purported to help reduce fatigue and boost energy, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, stimulate the immune system, fight viral infections, and aid in weight loss due to its high protein contents which aids in burning fat and curbing your appetite.


It may improve your levels of blood lipids, suppress oxidation, reduce blood pressure and lower blood sugar. which suggests that Spirulina will help lower the risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease.


While more research is needed before any strong claims can be made, Spirulina may be one of the few Superfoods worthy of the title.


Please watch this short video below which gives you the real facts about this amazing algae.






Credits



10 Health Benefits of Spirulina

Healthline.com

Written by Joe Leech, MS on October 5, 2018

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2



What Is Spirulina?

Spirulina may help lower cholesterol

verywellhealth.com

Written By Cathy Wong Updated on October 15, 2021 Medically reviewed by Meredith Bull, ND

Spirulina: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, and Interactions https://www.verywellhealth.com › the-benefits-of-spirul...



10 Amazing Health Benefits of Spirulina

Health TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh7Plchq9Sc



Health benefits of spirulina

pushdoctor.co.uk

By Will Hawkins https://www.pushdoctor.co.uk/nutrition-advice/health-benefits-of-spirulina



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