Spirulina – A Complete Protein
I recently read a blog stating that Spirulina is a complete protein used as a dietary supplement that millions of people. Spirulina can be used in shakes, as a cooking ingredient and has many more benefits that make this alga worth using on a regular basis.
Spirulina’s a complete proteins benefits
The benefits of spirulina reach beyond your Vitamix or blender. Spirulina’s benefits can be truly remarkable. It fights against cancer, it’s a great source of vegetarian protein, it has a massive antioxidant profile that battle diseases. It builds a stronger immune system. It’s recommended particularly for this with iron deficiencies – something that many vegetarians are deficient in. Here are several other benefits:
- Detoxifies heavy metals
- Helps your eyes stay strong and healthy
- Fights against type 2 diabetes
- Eliminates Candida
- Used to treat cancer
- Effective at lowering blood pressure in humans
- Reduces cholesterol
- Boosts intelligence and general brain function
Interesting facts about spirulina
People can be apprehensive about eating spirulina once they find out that it’s an alga that grows on top of ponds. Once these people learn about how fascinating this plant is, they find themselves dismantling that prejudice.
Spirulina is almost 70% protein which is a big ratio of protein, comparable to beef or chicken. Not only that, but spirulina comes packed with a whole bunch of vitamins and nutrients that you wouldn’t naturally obtain from eating meat. Most commercial meats won’t reach a protein content of even 30%. The quality of spirulina’s protein is also unmatchable since the plant contains all of the essential amino acids that the human body requires.
The interesting color that of spirulina is a cross between blue and green. This color is rarely seen anywhere else in the plant kingdom. This particular shade is caused by phycocyanin, which is an uncommon pigment. Phycocyanin also happens to be responsible for a large portion of spirulina’s unique nutritional profile.
Give spirulina a try, you might find the great benefits I’ve experienced from using this as a superfood.
My preferred brand of Spirulina is: Energy Bits
Yours in health and fitness,
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