Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Superfood Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that is packed full of nutrients- in fact it is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! At almost 70% protein, it is has the highest protein content per gram of all foods!

What makes it so nutritious?  It has a full spectrum of nutrients, including essential and non-essential Amino acids, healthy fats like GLA and omega-3’s, B vitamins including B12, chlorophyll, antioxidants, Vitamin A/K/E/D, and minerals.  

Why take it? Think of spirulina as an easily absorbed super multi vitamin that boosts energy, detoxifies, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, and supports overall health.  Low energy, digestive concerns, immune dysfunction, allergies, liver concerns, and more can all benefit from high quality spirulina in the diet. 

How to take it?  Spirulina can be found in liquid, powder, and tablet form.  The powder and liquid forms can be taken on their own or mixed into smoothies or any other recipes.  Choose whichever form will work for your lifestyle.  While it has a dark green, almost black color, the flavor is mild and not overpowering when mixed into other foods.  If possible, purchase an organic form.