Spirulina ! Today I would like to talk about spirulina. One of the oldest life forms on Earth, spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so that other life forms could appear.
This is one of the most amazing creations of Mother Nature. It is ranked as high as oxygen as you can survive on spirulina and water alone !!!
I would like to share with you some the amazing benefits this plant has. I got introduced to spirulina just over an yaer ago and ever since I have a constant supply of it in my kitchen cupboard. The best way to take it and especially to give it to kids is when is added to a smoothie. Even if it has quite a strong taste when mixed with all the other goodies it is hard to notice. Always get the organic 100% pure algae.Very simple tip is to always read the label on anything, that you are buying .
The reason I picked it is because I felt uncomfortable and I needed something to make myself feel light and better again. So just took a glass of filtered water and added about a quarter of a tea spoon of spirulina in it . Whit in minutes I felt like I had a internal shower. This is a very easy way to give yourself an energy boost as well if you feel low .
Here are some of the amazing properties that plant has and why you should add it to your diet.
1.Spirulina is a source of good quality plant protein.It has 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health . That’s more protein than beef, chicken or soybeans.
2.Spirulina also contains all the B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
3.Spirulina is one of the foods that removes harmful radiation. It protects the organs and helps detoxify the radiation out of the body
4.It has various antioxidants, phytonutrients and carotenoids. It protects the brain and detoxifies the liver and kidneys. It balances pH to reduce inflammation, the root of much disease
5.It balances the immune system, including calming an overactive one, which is significant because overactive (or inflamed) immune systems are responsible for autoimmune diseases
6.Spirulina has been known to increase energy. It may also be useful in helping diabetics to control their food cravings
7.It also has been used to help with weight loss/treat obesity, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, hay fever, stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression, and premenstrual syndrome
8.Spirulina is a rich natural source of vitamin B12
Spirulina, literally is the most nutritious foodknown to human kind. Spirulina is a powerhouse of nutrition. This conclusion is supported by well over 400 studies conducted in various scientific institutions around the world.
So there you have it . I hope this information helps and you can start taking this amazing “super food”.
Sending blessings and love
P.S This is day 48 of Word press Challenge to make a post every day. There are 188 days left of 2012.