NH365 037: Spirulina – Superfood nutrition with a lifetime of health benefits
(NaturalHealth365) I’ve published hundreds of articles, videos and audio programs highlighting the hidden health dangers within our food supply. I say they are ‘hidden’ because our current farming practices, major chemical companies – which produce genetically engineered seeds and toxic herbicides; and the largest processed-food manufacturers’ would have you believe that there’s nothing to be concerned about. (But, that’s a lie!)
Today, on the NaturalHealth365 Podcast, we’ll focus on how to get away from all these toxins and, more importantly, how you can dramatically improve the quality of your health by simply eating more organic (chemical free) foods and, in particular, how to improve your health by consuming one of nature’s most powerful superfoods – Spirulina.
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What are the health benefits of Spirulina?
- Immune system support
- Brain support
- Eye support
- Cardiovascular support
- Cellular health support
- Boosts energy levels
Additional health benefits include:
1. Spirulina is very high in bio-available iron, making it beneficial to those with anemia or pregnancy, with reduced risk of constipation.
2. Spirulina is a good source of vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), B-12 (cobalamin), vitamin E, and vitamin K1 and K2.
3. It is also a source of potassium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc.
4. It has four times the antioxidant ability of blueberries.
5. Spirulina is an good source of protein: gram per gram more so than beef, poultry, fish, and soybeans.
The ultimate superfood for optimal health
Spirulina is considered one of the most nutritious and concentrated food sources on the planet. Its protein content is an amazing 60 percent – where meat comes in at 27 percent protein. Spirulina is a biologically complete source of protein which contains all the essential amino acids needed to live.
The proteins in spirulina are highly digestible, due to the fact it doesn’t have cellulose walls, like yeast and chlorella. Spirulina has the same calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium as milk, a vitamin level equal to wheat germ and four times as much vitamin B12 as raw liver.
Remember, mineral rich food is the key to a long and happy life.
Spirulina is rich in vitamin K, iodine, magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium, and zinc, while being the best known sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA, a very important fatty acid for the heart). The other essential fatty acid includes sulfolipids, which is thought to be protective against HIV infection of T-cell helpers.
Of course, spirulina is known for its phytopigments such as phycocyanin, chlorophyll and carotenoids (the precursor to vitamin A). In addition, if you’re under lots of stress, spirulina is rich in vitamin B1, B2, B6, E, and K.
Obviously, with such a lineup of nutrients you would think there is just about nothing it can’t do and you would be right. Enjoy the show!