Considered a superfood by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Spirulina is a type of algae, blue green in color and grows in the tropical salt lakes. This algae is enriched with vitamins and nutrients and also contains high proteins, is fibrous, contains lots of phytonutrients and phycocyanin and has a good balance of amino and nucleic acids.
This algae is great for athletes as it is rich in protein, vitamin B complex, B1, B2 and B3. It is also rich in calcium, B-carotene (good for your eyes), Iron and can increase physical strength and performance and is beneficial for great workouts. Also may dieters have found that taking a few spirulina tablets one hour before mealtime to be very helpful in satisfying their appetite so they end up eating a lot less food. Senior citizens also have a lot to gain from taking spirulina as its compounds contain the great B-carotene, which is a superb anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties that help detoxify the body of heavy metals and many other contaminants and its calcium content is wonderful in reducing the possibility of osteoporosis.
Spirulina is wonderful for those recovering from sickness as it is so enriched with minerals and nutrients that it actually speeds up ones process of recovery and although it is not a medicine it can be a very excellent source of nutritional and healthy food. This is very important for those suffering from radiation exposure as it aids in detoxifying the body of harmful radiation, can protect inner organs and other areas that are not protected by iodine which is commonly used by people who have been exposed to radiation. This algae can also help in preventing and also repairing DNA damage as it balances the body’s pH level, can aid in boosting your immune functions and is awesome for your digestive health.
Spirulina is a great safe and nutritional food that can produce fast energy and nourishment for everyone. Its powder can be added to vegetable and fruit juices or to all foods to enhance its nutritional worth. It is wonderful in soups, pastas, breads and mixed with yoghurt and salads. It is also wonderful in fresh lemon juice drinks and the vitamin C will aid in the absorption process so that you get the most of its nutritional and healthy content.