Spirulina Benefits & Weight Loss

April 13, 2013 in diet, health products

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What is Spirulina?

It is a simple one-celled microscopic blue-green algae with the scientific name Arthrospira platensis. When seen under a microscope spirulina appears as long, skinny, blue-green spiral threads. The smell and taste of it is similar to seaweed. It can be found in ponds, lakes and rivers.

Spirulina is considered the richest beta carotene food, with a full spectrum of 10 mixed carotenoids. These work in a cooperative manner to different parts of your body to increase antioxidant protection. It is nutritionally complete with all food supplements such as iron,  protein, complex carbohydrates,  and vitamins A, B complex, and K. It is also very rich in chlorophyll.

Thus making it countless for uses as supplement for maintaining good health, preventing disease, and losing weight.

So now that we talked about what Spirulina is, lets talk about the benefits it can do for you and your health.

  • Immune Support. Spirulina can increase the production of antibodies that we need to fight off infection and protect you against disease.
  • Control Blood Sugar. Studies have shown that a few days after supplementation with Spirulina, control of blood glucose had improved. It also showed that they had less inflammation, lower triglycerides and decreased total cholesterol. Having those two benefits combined is great for a persons with heart disease or diabetes.
  • Anti-Aging. It is loaded with antioxidants! Beta carotene is great for healthy eyes and your vision. Spirulina is rich in iron and is easier to absorb than iron supplements.
  • Increases Stamina in Athletes. Its high protein content helps to build muscle mass and at the same time can help sway hunger that can develop during some demanding training routines.
  • Helps Keep Your Brain Healthy. Not only does it reduce reduce inflammation in body tissues but it decreases inflammation of the brain as well.
  • Pregnancy. Spirulina has a high concentration of bio available iron and is great during pregnancy especially for those who are anemic. It is also high in calcium (over 26 times the amount in milk) which is also much needed during pregnancy.

Add Spirulina to a fruit smoothy of your choice. Or add some to your favorite juice!

Enjoy one of these two delicious health drinks today!

Spirulina Super Smoothie

1 cucumber (mediuim sized)
2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
2 green apples
1-2 cups of  water
1 tablespoon of spirulina
1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder

Add to a blender and mix until well combined. Add a little honey if you prefer your taste a little sweeter.

If you have a juicer try this fantastic recipe!

Spirulina Green Juice

4-5 sticks of celery (leaves can stay on)
3 carrots
2 green apples
1 tablespoon of spirulina

ENJOY! 

 

 

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