Spirulina is declared, in the whole foods world, a spectacular super food, and for good reason…the amount of nutrients found in spirulina is absolutely mind blowing and I plan to share them with you today. You don’t have to eat a lot in order to reap a ton of truly down to the bone good benefits. I personally only take two tablets a day and it has me feeling all the goods.
Spirulina is one of those items in the food world that you may have heard in passing, or sounds familiar but you just can’t put your finger on it…I only ran by it at the grocery store, and was like, “oh yeah I know what this is…” then researched up on it later and was hooked.
So I have been taking spirulina for about 6-8 months on and off. Why is it the first time you have heard about it? I wasn’t being selfish, I promise! Just kind of one of those things that kept getting pushed off on the side and have been meaning to do but just haven’t. You know, just life:)
BUT I can say that since I have taken it, and it is safe to take while being pregnant (bonus!), and have since seen an improvement in my health. I take it by tablet while others prefer it in its powder form or original form in itself (seawood).
Spirulina is a natural algae that is so high in protein, it really helps us vegans floor those nurses that draw our blood. “Where did you get your protein from again?” 🙂
Health Benefits from Spirulina
- It has 96 trace elements
- 26 times the amount of calcium that is in milk
- Super high in protein!
- Helps prevent cancer
- Lowers blood pressure, spirulina has a pigment in it called phycocyanin. This pigment possesses antihypertensive effect which lowers your blood pressure.
- Home remedy for allergies, spirulina has inflammatory properties, helping us when we have those flare ups of allergies.
- Due to the abundance in minerals and nutrients, this helps aid in weight loss.
- Boost in metabolism
I take this wonderful seawood daily, or when I remember too. It is an added bonus to my vegan/sometimes vegetarian diet and has me feeling suburb! Over a 1,000 science studies have taken place on just how many health benefits are in spirulina and they can back me up too.
Seaweed anyone? Yesss please!