Just like Chlorella which we have previously blogged about here, Spirulina is another member of the ‘Superfoods’ category. Before delving deeper into the benefits of Spirulina, let us first talk about why superfoods, especially the green variants, are good for your body. Even though you are taking vitamins and you try to have a healthy diet, there are still some essential nutrients from fruits, vegetables and whole grains that you might be missing on. Betacarotene, phytonutrients and antioxidants are examples of what you will get from this food group, which Newsweek tagged to be “Better than Vitamins”.
Now, Spirulina is a one-celled, blue-green algae which contains vitamins, minerals and 18 amino acids. Amazingly enough, Spirulina is the only plant source of vitamin B12 which is usually found in animals – and it is a complete protein source which can replace a good old steak in terms of nutrition. As for the health benefits, Spirulina can help with your weight loss program and improves your overall immune system. It can also heal visual problems, allergies, liver disorders, anemia and finally, it helps decrease the risks of cancer and osteoporosis. Spirulina is available in powder, flake and tablet form.
True enough, this is more than just your average food supplement. Aside from its numerous benefits, there is an entire world of potential for the amazing food supplement that is Spirulina.