HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPIRULINA
Are the health benefits of spirulina important for us?
►Yes. First of all spirulina is one of the most richest nutrient food source on the planet, and second of all it helps you restore the energy levels of your body.
► Moreover, because we live in an a country where industry it is still growing and an overwhelming quantity of manufactured foods are still produced, it is important for us to consume many nutrients and vitamins, like spirulina has.
►Recent studies have brought up that a diet high in nutrients, vitamins, and proteins, are related to lower the risk of illnesses.
►One of the” Kings of the super foods,” and with over 100 nutrients, Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is frequently described as the most complete food source in the world that can bring to us a diverse amount of health benefits.
Spirulina contains over 100 easily absorbed, life-enhancing nutrients:
►Proteins: protein content is between 55 and 70% of the cell weight
►Vitamins: B1(Thiamine), B2(riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9( folic acid) ,vitamin C, D and E.
►Minerals: Potassium, calcium, iron , magnesium, sodium and zinc.
►Essential fatty acids like DHA
►Photosynthetic pigments: chlorophyll, beta-carotene (64 to 70 times more that spinach).
In common belief, spirulina, which is a protein too, contains all essential amino acids , compared to the proteins in meat, milk or eggs, and vegetarians can use this supplement for adding additional quality protein to their diet.
Different sources of protein, such as vegetables, whole grains or meat, provide a less amount of protein, in a lesser amount per cell weight.
Considering the amount of nutrients a cell of spirulina contains, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, recommend it in fighting the dietary deficiency around the world, mostly in India and Africa.
In the USA, NASA allowed astronauts to use spirulina as a daily food and plan to cultivate it in airspace stations.
On the other side of the world, in Russia, spirulina was studied in patients affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe, and it turned out to be a powerful anti-radiation tool to combate the symptoms of those who were contaminated.
► Some of the health benefits of spirulina might be:
⇔Boosting the immune system
⇔Lower the Cholesterol
⇔Lower diabetes risks
⇔With no sugar or carbohydrates present in the plant and a large mass of protein, spirulina can boost weight loss.
⇔Helps keep the energy level very high in the organism.
Other health benefits, are shown in recent studies, to come from the anti- oxidative role, that beta-carotene and phycocyanin plays in the metabolism of the cell.
As long as you consume spirulina powder that has vitamins, proteins,minerals, Omega 6 Fatty acids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients, you will see a very positive response in your body.
►NASA studies are demonstrating that two pounds of Spirulina powder has the same big amount of nutrients, that are found in about 2000 pounds of “assorted
►According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, health benefits of spirulina attend in treating fibromyalgia, and the University of Maryland Medical
Center website notes that spirulina may support your immune system, fight viral infections and defeat allergic reaction, but no assuming medical research has been
done to accredit any of this statements.
►Spirulina is being cultivated as the "food of the future" because it has the ability to incorporate high-quality nutrients more adequately comparing with any other whole food.