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Lorena Smalley

We have shared some great smoothie recipes that we have found online so now, we thought we would share some articles that explain WHY these smoothie recipes are asking for things like Acai berry, cacao nibs, spirulina and nut milks. Next, we share Part 6 of our SuperfoodS For Smoothie Series.

Top 12 Reasons To Use Spirulina – Laurentine Ten Bosch on April 22, 2017

What Is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae. More technically, it is classed as a ‘cyanobacteria’ and makes energy from sunlight, much in the way that plants do. Spirulina is grown and harvested all over the world, from Mexico, Africa, Japan, Hawaii and even Australia. It grows optimally in low-alkaline waters but can survive in both fresh and saltwater sources. But it’s not just a glorified ‘pond scum’! Gram for gram, spirulina may be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on planet earth. It’s a rich source of; protein, B vitamins, Vitamins C, D , E and iron. Furthermore, just one tablespoon of dried spirulina provides 21% of the RDA for copper and good quantities of manganese, magnesium and potassium.

Top 12 Benefits Of Using Spirulina

  • A super simple way to boost your greens!
  • May help to detoxify heavy metals, particularly arsenic
  • It could lower inflammation
  • Boost your pizza bases and homemade pasta with extra greens.
  • It may help with muscle recovery
  • Spirulina may help to balance your blood sugar level.
  • Spirulina may help to treat candida.
  • Spirulina can be in tablet form.
  • It’s a natural green dye.
  • Spirulina may help to prevent cancer.
  • Spirulina might mean very good news for your heart.
  • Supplementing with spirulina may even help with a snuffly nose.

CLICK HERE to visit Food Matters to read the whole article about spirulina.

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