Super food Nutrition : Spirulina

It is important to keep a strong awareness about the kinds of food we put into our bodies. There have been plenty of studies about the benefits of a Raw Diet and super foods in general. We would like to start sharing with you all, some foods that you can introduce into  your current diet that will sufficiently change the way you feel, and in turn perhaps the way you eat as well!

One great tip i’ve heard of to keep healthy is to avoid eating any food that has an Advertisement.

This post however, is specifically about Spirulina. It is a kind of blue green algae that is high in chlorophyll which means it gets  its energy from the sun, like plants!

Spirulina is high in protein and vitamins, B-12 in particular.

product.kids_spirulina2

It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and its typically recommend to people who decide to try a vegetarian diet for its high natural iron content but it can be a great addition to any diet.

The high concentration of protein and iron also makes it idea during pregnancy, after surgery or anytime the immune system needs a boost.

Here are some cool facts:

spirulina

Under a microscope we can see how beautifully designed Spirulina is…

  • Spirulina is also incredibly high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk, making it excellent for children, the
  • elderly and during pregnancy.
  • Some research has suggested that Spirulina may be helpful in allergies and allergic reactions.
  • Emerging evidence suggests that it binds with radioactive isotopes and may be useful for radioactivity exposure or radiation therapy.
  • The protein in Spirulina is highly usable and has a net protein utilization rate of between 50-61%
  • Spirulina can bind with heavy metals in the body an
    d help remove them
    .
  • Spirulina can increase fat burning during exercise.

It comes in supplements that you can take with water in pill form, or in a powder which is the way I enjoy to consume it.

*Another side note, the wonderful green color can be used to create a natural based paint for artwork which is what the Aztecs used it for! (Check out the featured Image on front page)

Avocado Spirulina Salad Recipe:

1 tablespoon Flaxseed Oil
Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons of Spirulina powder
2 Avocados

Mix the oil lemon juice and powder together, 
Cut up some avocados and smash it in the sauce.

Eat with crackers, whole grain bread.. or just on its own.
Goes great with some fresh pure water.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s