Spirulina is packed full of health giving nutrients!

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The wonderful Health Benefits of Spirulina Powder are many!  

This powerful gift of nature, contains an array of concentrated nutrition that our bodies can easily absorb and utilize.

Spirulina powder is abundant in protein. It contains 4-5 grams of protein in a heaping tsp.

All plant food contain protein. It is the building block of organic life. But not all plant foods contain significant amounts.

This is important because according to most authorities, we need 40 – 60 grams of protein per day.

Most people equate protein with animal products.

Animal products are hardly the only protein rich foods.

They are also:

  • high in saturated fat
  • high in calories
  • and difficult to digest

 

Also, conditions like high cholesterol and heart disease, are equated with animal products, not plant foods.

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a blue-green algae, that is very high in micro-nutrition. It is highly digestible and higher in protein than any other macro  or micro-algae (seaweed).

Spirulina contains abundant nutrients that feed the body tissue.

  • phytonutrients
  • antioxidants
  • vitamins
  • natural organic minerals
  • essential fatty acids
  • and chlorophyll

 

The cell wall is soft and digestible, so that all the nutrients are easily absorbed.

Chlorella, for instance, has a hard cell wall and must be cracked by a special process, before it can be utilized by the body.

What is Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is the beautiful green color in plant food. It is very similar to the chemistry of our blood. Therefore, it nourishes and strengtheners our blood stream and can increase energy. 

It is created, as the plant feeds on sunlight!

Green plants take in sunlight, use it as food, and passes all that nutrition to us. It is called photosynthesis, as you may remember from high school science.

But why is it so beneficial to our health?

Chlorophyll is known to be:

  • antibacterial
  • oxygenating to the cells
  • purifying to the body systems 
  • feeds and rejuvenates tissue
  • alkalizing to the tissue

 

Chlorophyll can enrich our blood because it is such a similar chemistry. It is the “blood” of the plant, and nourishes our own. 

We have all heard the quote, “eat your greens”. It has actually become a cliché. Well, that is for a good reason. It is fundamental for healthy body terrain! 

Why are minerals necessary?

 Minerals are necessary because:

  • the body doesn’t produce them, and we can’t live without them
  • vitamins cannot be absorbed without them
  • they are involved in chemical reactions at cellular level
  • they stabilize the bodies alkalinity.

 

Alkalizing is important because it is the natural state of the body. The body strives to maintain slight alkalinity, for optimal health. Many plant foods alkalize, whereas, animal foods acidify.  

The body struggles for this balance because, most cooked and processed foods, acidify and toxify, the body tissue.

The importance of organic minerals

Organic minerals are carbon based, and are easily absorbable by our bodies. These come from plant foods.

Inorganic minerals are rocks and metals. They are not carbon based. They cannot be absorbed by the body.

 Also, the body can produce some vitamins, but it cannot produce minerals. In fact, vitamins NEED minerals to be absorbed at all!

Plants take up the inorganic substances from the soil, and transform them into absorbable organic nutrition.

Benefits of Spirulina

Wonderful Spirulina:

  • helps to maintain an appropriate alkalinity (vitally important for continued health).
  • helps to reduce inflammation. This may be beneficial for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • is high in antioxidants, which may help in the prevention of cancer
  • renews cells and tissues, because it provides fundamental nutrition
  • can boost energy
  • can be beneficial for constipation (it feeds the intestine and detoxifies the debris)
  • can assist in weight loss because they can reduce cravings
  • feeds the nervous system because it is high in B vitamins

 

How to take Spirulina

Spirulina has quit a strong taste, and drinking it down with just a glass of water is for a brave few. Also, it can get clumpy, and that’s not fun.

But this jewel is too important to toss by the wayside.

Smoothies to the rescue!

This is how I take it.

I add fresh or frozen pineapple, mango and apples in a high powered blender with plenty of water.

More tips

  1. If that sounds too sweet, try mixing fruits and green vegetables to dilute the sweet taste. You can add lettuce, cucumber, parsley and/or celery. They have a mild taste and add great nutrition.
  2. Use vegetables, like carrots and beet, some jicama, mild green vegetables and a little frozen pineapple. Pineapple can really cut the taste 
  3. Or try adding cacao and almond milk with a little stevia.
  4. Try fruit powder and berries.  Berries tend to be low glycemic index.

Experiment. Even a little bottled juice, may be added to insure that it’s tasty enough to take.

You can, of course, buy capsules. It can be much easier. Just click on the link for image.

Spirulina is one of those Superfoods, that can give you a steady energy throughout the day.

 The color becomes a rich and beautiful green!

 Drink with a straw – it can be much more pleasant. In fact, it is the only way I can take smoothies.

This can be a great breakfast, or a “pick me up” between meals.   

Take a tsp. or two per day, and you just may begin to notice softer skin, more energy and an increased sense of well-being, as it feeds the cells what they craves!

Where to purchase?

You can click on the image at the top to shop now at Sunburst (one of my favorite, high quality companies) or learn more. 

 Wishing you the very best! Mary Keaton

Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

Disclaimer: Remember to check with your Dr. before beginning any dietary changes.


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