15 Benefits of Spirulina
Spirulina, often referred to as blue-green algae, has been becoming increasingly popular over the years. It grows in both fresh water and salt water. The Aztecs consumed Spirulina and it reemerged when NASA suggested the possibility of growing it in space for astronauts. Now it is available in most health food stores in tablet or powder form.
Incredibly nutritious, Spirulina is packed with protein, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin A, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese just to name a few. It also contains all of the essential amino acids that our bodies need. Here are some of the benefits:
Lowers blood sugar
Lowers blood pressure
Increases endurance and energy
Helps allergy symptoms
Has anti-cancer properties
Eases symptoms of PMS
Works as an anti-inflammatory
Detoxes heavy metals
Reduces chance of stroke
Assists in treatment of HIV & AIDs
These are just some of the benefits, as there are many more.
I have both the tablet and powder forms of Spirulina, which you can see in my shop. I usually make a small smoothie with the powder, and you can see the recipe for that here. Just incorporating a small amount (1-3 grams) into your diet a day can make a huge difference in how you feel. If there are benefits that I didn’t discuss I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!