Benefits of Spirulina

What is it?

Spirulina is a naturally grown one-celled blue-green algae that is exceptionally high in protein and nutrients. It is one of the most highly nutritional sources available on the planet! It’s found in shallow freshwater environments, such as ponds, lakes and rivers and once gathered from the water it’s dried, then supplied in powder and tablet form – nothing added and nothing taken away except the moisture.

Spirulina is touted as the most ‘nutritionally complete’ of all food supplements, containing a rich supply of many important nutrients, such as protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, and vitamins A, K, and B complex.  It is also rich in chlorophyll, and therefore has countless benefits as a supplement for maintaining good health and preventing disease.

How can I take it?

When taking Spirulina, make sure to choose organic as other varieties may have additives. You can simply add spirulina powder into your smoothies every day, or you can mix it into water and drink straight – although many people have trouble with this as it does have a similar taste to pond water!

Check out this Raw Buckwheat Granola Recipe which you can add Spirulina too and this simple Green Smoothie recipe.

What are the health benefits?

Spirulina is an amazingly potent nutritional powerhouse. Known to contain excellent anti-inflammatory properties and can help remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system. As mentioned above the iron content means it’s great during pregnancy and for those with anaemia. Spirulina also has over 26 times the calcium in milk!

It’s powerful antioxidant properties is one of the most vital spirulina benefits as it can aid in fighting cancer and any viral illnesses.

At the Raw Food Mum Store we offer several Spriulina products including powder and tablet form as well as yummy Spirulina Crunches which are a great way to add nutrients and taste to salads >>

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