Health benefits of Spirulina
This short article will describe some health benefits of Spirulina. Spirulina, the blue-green algae holds component within it that contributes to great health benefits. It is a type of food that many people use every single day to support and contribute to their health.
Spirulina is probiotic
Spirulina, classified as microalgae, meaning a plant is also a bacteria, known as cyanobacteria (Cyano = blue) hence blue-green algae (Spirulina is both classified as plant and as a bacteria). Spirulina is contributing to our probiotic function within the digestive system. It is doing so not because of its bacteria status but because it holds tremendous amounts of protein (amino-acids) in it together with other alkalizes. Consuming Spirulina is increasing the growth of other probiotics and good microbes in our gut. It’s only one of the unique properties of it. More to understand the effect of Spirulina as probiotics, microbes and the gut, please refer to the article Alkalinity and Acidity: How to Achieve and Maintain a Healthy pH.
Get more quality protein in your diet
Spirulina, known for being one of the top superfoods in the world today, one of the reasons is because it has a unique nutrition profile. For example, its high-density quality plant-based protein. 71% of Fresh Spirulina is protein.
Helping to alkalise your body, as a plant, it is fully rich with chlorophyll. It is loaded with natural non-synthetic vitamins, for example, B and K natural vitamins and minerals like zinc and magnesium. All of those mentioned and more are alkaliser. Vegans, those who maintain a plant-based diet and vegetarian spirulina is a safe and great way to have a clean, rich-nutritious diet. Such diet, promise to include high-quality protein, minerals, natural vitamins, trace elements, and phytonutrients (antioxidants).
Heavy metal and radiation detox
Spirulina has shown to help detoxify your body of heavy metals. A recent study found that it detoxifies your body of the heavy metal Arsenic. Of all of the heavy metals, we probably get more Arsenic in our diet more than any other heavy metal. The reason being is pesticides today, those foods that sprayed with pesticides.
Arsenic has been linked to liver failure and kidney degeneration as well as to neurological issues like dementia and the number of other brain and neurological health issues.
Nuclear disasters in Japan and Chernobyl
A different medical study out of the Chemosphere journal found that spirulina protects our body from radiation poisoning. We’ve all heard of the disasters in Fukushima, Japan and Chernobyl in Ukraine. Workers sent to the site given Spirulina to help and clean-up radiation poisoning from their bodies. Spirulina has shown to protect the body against radiation poisoning and to help detoxify it.
We’re exposed to radiation from microwaves to cell phones to things in our food supply on regular basis.
Lastly, it’s a nutritional powerhouse. It’s shown to help lower cholesterol, balance blood pressure levels and fight diabetes.
Boosting energy levels
Spirulina recommended to patients for boosting their energy levels and fight fatigue. But not just patient. A person that sort of gets tired during their day, to help and fight the fatigue, first thing in the morning make yourself a green drink with fresh spirulina. Do the same around the afternoon. A lot of people hit the 2:00 or 3:00 pm ‘coma’ in the office. They start getting tired and fresh spirulina is a great way to overcome it.
The single most common way to use spirulina is to add a serving to your beverage. Taking spirulina by itself in a glass of tap water or blended with a piece of fruit, adding spirulina to your drink will convert it to a nourishing superfood drink and a natural protein shake.