Have you ever had the desire to chow down on some algae? Probably not, right? But you should be eating this stuff. In fact, a certain type of freshwater blue-green algae called fresh spirulina has incredible nutritional value. It has been described as some of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth.
Fresh Spirulina is packed with good nutrition. Beyond its impressive vitamin and mineral and antioxidant content, it is also a complete protein. Meaning it has all the essential amino acids that your body needs to get from your diet. In addition it’s low in carbohydrates and that’s a good thing too. It is specifically a great source of vitamin b1 which you need for energy and brain health. Also it is a phenomenal source of absorbable and digestive friendly iron. It has even shown to have up to 25 times more calcium than milk. All of this without the added sugar and gut irritants of a dairy product.
It gets its green color from chlorophyll which is the key chemical for plants to make energy from sunlight. This is great news for your body because chlorophyll boosts red blood cells, fights cancer and help slow down the signs of aging. In addition, chlorophyll is a great source of vitamins A and C and E and K as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium and fatty acids like GLA.
GLA in particular is a fatty acid that is really difficult to find in food sources. Fresh Spirulina really saves the day here as GLA is a powerful anti-inflammatory and along with the omega-3 fatty acids in it can lower cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of stroke.
Spirulina isn’t just some ancient remedy from a thousand-year-old book. It’s got modern science behind it to the tune of about 1500 studies! Spirulina consumption dates back at least to the reign of the Aztec emperor Montezuma(1467-1520). Read more about it’s history here.
Fresh Spirulina helps to control both diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It does this by balancing blood sugar and reducing inflammation and high blood pressure and it helps to repair damaged blood vessels. Spirulina is also an effective way to control candida or yeast overgrowth. The typical sugary diet and overuse of antibiotics throws your gut microbiome way out of balance and spirulina helps to restore good bacteria.
It can also be an instant energy booster. In a study the participants who took 4 and 1/2 grams of it per day and exercised, saw improved cardiovascular fitness and listened to this greater endurance than the control group participants who only did exercise so the nutrition of the spirulina contributed to the increased endurance. An added bonus is the high antioxidant value of spirulina because it helps to fight fatigue and cell damage by reducing exercise induced oxidation.
These are just a few of the benefits from this awesome powerfood. But don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself! And as always, be sure you are taking FRESH spirulina and not powdered. It looses some of it’s value when it is dried out. Kyanos Farms has the freshest and the best spirulina on the market today. Get your’s today!
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