One of the most vibrant looking Superfood out there (although I wouldn’t suggest sniffing it 🙅) being SPIRULINA who earns its spot as a superfood for its excellent nutrient content and health benefits. The concentration of protein and vitamins in Spirulina has led many to classify it as the “most nutrient dense food on the planet.” OH …. also one of our best sellers 👌
Its benefits include:
Improves Gut Health
Boosts your immune system #keepcovidaway
Helps your mental health
Spirulina is a great source of: Protein: It is considered a complete source of high-quality protein and is often compared to eggs for the amount of protein per gram.
Vitamin B1: Also called Thiamin, this vitamin is necessary for the digestion of fats and proteins. It is often taken for increased energy, eye health, brain function and for improving nerve functioning.
Iron: Spirulina is a favourite food for vegetarians and vegans because it is one of the best plant sources of iron. Even for those who consume meat, it has a highly absorbable form of iron that is gentle on the digestive system.
Calcium: Spirulina is also incredibly high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk.
Spirulina is a great source of other nutrients including: “It contains vitamins B-1 B-2, B-3, B-6, B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, D, A and E. It is also a source of potassium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Powerful Antioxidants: Antioxidants are powerful substances that protect our cells from damage. The antioxidant that makes spirulina unique is called phycocyanin, which is a potent anti-inflammatory.
May Help Those with Allergies: This is likely because it reduces inflammation that leads to nasal congestion and other issues. In studies, those who took spirulina noticed a reduction in nasal congestion, itching, and sneezing.
Muscle and Endurance Benefits: Spirulina is known to increase fat burning during exercise. Its high antioxidant content makes it beneficial in reducing exercise induced oxidation which leads to muscle fatigue and inability to gain muscle.
So here is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of goodness.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 250ml milk of choice
- ½ cucumber
- 1 tsp Organic Spirulina Powder
- 1 tsp cashew nut butter or Granola butter or Peanut butter
- 2 dates, pitted
Blend together in a high-speed blender until smooth and enjoy! For added sweetness you can add frozen banana.
Recipe By Lorna – Follow her here