What is spirulina?
A superfood algae packed with a lot of nutrients that are good for the body.
I’ve come across this golden dust (well, really the colour is strong lime green, but I’m still going to call it golden) almost two years ago. I have decided to buy it a year later and have been taking it since then- not every day though. I usually take it half an hour before a work out if I remember and it gives me a lot of energy. I’ve also noticed my dark circles getting lighter when I take it regularly. The taste is not pleasant but my argument is if you drink alcohol and you can knock back a shot- you sure can do this too. It’s really a superfood for the strong hearted. If you decide to buy it and you can’t drink it, don’t throw it away- it makes a perfect face mask.
The best way to take it is to mix it with lemon juice, apple juice or pineapple juice and take it as a shot. I normally take it with apple juice or pineapple juice- whichever I have at home. The reason I do this is because I tried taking it with water and it leaves an after taste which I don’t like. The recommended dose is one teaspoon and make sure you drink at least a glass of water after you take it.
Health benefits of Spirulina:
- It promotes cell generation, it helps wounds heal quicker, and makes recovery from illnesses occur faster
- It’s rich in vitamin A and this vitamin is exceptionally important for healthy eyes.
- Helps Improve the Digestive System
- Spirulina Helps the Body Detox Naturally
- It’s very high in iron, making it beneficial to those with anemia with reduced risk of constipation
- It’s a good source of protein: gram per gram more than beef, poultry, fish, and soybeans
- It has four times the antioxidant ability of blueberries
- 2800% more beta-carotene than carrots.
- 3900% more iron than spinach.
- Lowers blood pressure
- reduces Cholesterol
Where did I get mine?
You can get it from a health store like Holland and Barrett, but I got mine from Amazon about a year ago and still have it. I paid about £9 for 500g which I think is reasonable. A little goes a long way, trust me. Enjoy!
Cheers to a better health!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”