HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPIRULINA
An antioxidant that is found in large quantities in spirulina is phycocyanin. It gives Spirulina its blue-green color, fights free radicals, and reduces infections and inflammation.
2. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Spirulina increases the production of nitric oxide, a molecule produced by the body causing blood vessels to expand and relax.
3. LOWERS CHOLESTEROL AND OXIDATION OF LDL CHOLESTEROL
Variousstudies have shown that Spirulina lowers bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and cholesterol overall.
4. HELPS AGAINST ANEMIA AND IMPROVES IMMUNITY
Spirulina increases hemoglobin production because of its high iron content. At the same time, its high-quality protein contents stimulate the immune system and reduce infections.
5. REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR
Because of the high concentration of certain nutrients in Spirulina, ithas been proven to control levels of blood glucose and improve the lipid profile of patients with type 2 diabetes.
6. DETOXIFYING EFFECT
Spirulina can help the body get rid of toxins caused by food and other environmental sources.
7. INCREASES ENERGY
Spirulinaincreases the growth of the good bacteria, lactobacillus, in the gut which then enables the production of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 along with the other B vitamins are essential in brain health, cell growth, energy, and metabolism.
8: RELIEVES ALLERGIC RHINITIS
The anti-inflammatory properties of Spirulina inhibit the production of histamine and immunoglobulin. Relieving inflammation, nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy eyes.
WHERE TO GET SPIRULINA
You can buy the algae either as powder, as capsules or as tablets in health food stores, farmers market or online. This is the one I buy Organic Spirulina Powder
Make sure you pay attention to organic quality.
FUN BLUE SPIRULINA SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE
180 ml Greek yogurt
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp spirulina
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp fresh blueberries
3 tbsp coconut water
Mix all ingredients to a creamy, liquid consistency.
Serve the smoothie in a bowl or glass
Garnish with kiwi pieces, blueberries and chia seeds.