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Spirulina is actually good for your health!

Spirulina is actually good for your health!

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Why spirulina is actually good for your health.

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What is spirulina?

Spirulina is a superfood plant source of protein, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is a blue-green algae. Spirulina has excellent nutritional content and amazing health benefits. It has a high vitamin and protein content, making it a great supplement for vegetarians.

What are the benefits of spirulina?

    1. Weight loss, Spirulina can is a nutrient rich, low calorie food which contains a lot of nutrition in a small amount of powder. Eating few calories contributes to weight loss. By using spirulina it may help people lose weight without risking loss of nutrition.
    1. Helps manage diabetes. A recent study found that spirulina can significantly lower a persons fasted blood glucose levels. This is a common problem in those with type 1 and 2 diabetes.

       

    2. Lowering Cholesterol, A study conducted in 2016, suggested that taking spirulina can have a positive impact on blood lipids. It was found to reduce total cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol.

    3. Boost Metabolismtaking spirulina can help boost metabolism.

    4. Antitoxic, Reasearch suggested that spirulina contains anti-toxic properties which can counteract pollutants in the body. Such as fluoride, mercury, iron and lead.

    5. Supports mental health, spirulina is a great source of tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid which supports serotonin production. Serotonin has an important role in mental health. Taking tryptophan supplements to maintain healthful serotonin levels may play a role in supporting mental wellbeing.

    6. Anti-oxidant and Anti-inflammatory, spirulina is an amazing source of antioxidants, which protect against oxidative damage. The main active component is called phycocyanin. This antioxidant gives it the blue-green color. It also fights free radicals and inhibits the production of inflammatory signaling molecules, providing anti-inflammatory effects.

    7. Improve Muscle Strength and Endurance, Spirulina contains antioxidant properties that can help athletes and physically active individuals, enhance endurance.

    8. Nutrient Packed, 7 grams ( one small tablespoon) contains, 4 grams of protein, 11% of the RDA for Vitamin B1, 15% of the RDA for Vitamin B2, 4% of the RDA for Vitamin B3, 11% of the RDA for Iron. It contains quality of protein comparable to eggs, it gives all the essential amino acids that we need.

What foods contain spirulina?

Spirulina can be found in either pill or power form. When consumed in power form, it can be added to smoothies, used in juices, sprinkled on salads or soups, mixed into energy balls, or added to desserts. The tablet form can be purchased at health food stores or online. Our favorite way of consuming spirulina is in our daily smoothie. We mix 5 tbs of Purium Power Shake with 8 oz of coconut water. Purium`s Power Shake was created so that you can easily consume several energizing, gluten-free superfoods all at once – saving you time and money.  The Apple-Berry flavor provides a sweeter taste without any harmful, unnatural or sugar-based additives. It contains:
  • Pure, raw phytonutrients
  • Supports healthy cholesterol and blood glucose levels
  • May aid digestion
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