Spirulina is a type of blue-green micro-algae that's grown and harvested from very alkaline water sources. It was long used by the Aztecs as a food source because of its potent nutrient content. Spirulina is commonly found in several forms: tablets — which are chewable, fine powder, flakes, and pills or capsules.
Spirulina walked into my life by way of me cutting meat out of my diet. Let me clarify, I’m in no way DIETING! I am however looking to live a healthier lifestyle.
As I entered this meatless journey I was in search of other ways to receive protein. I came across a newsletter from www.sunfood.com .
The newsletter read..........
”The protein and essential amino acid profile density are so high in spirulina that a 3-gram serving provides a powerful punch of up to 71% protein(2). This can be ideal for vegetarians, vegans and or anyone looking to boost their protein intake for intense athletic training”.
I’m no athlete but I care about my protein intake especially because I was losing so much by saying adios to meat. As I dived deeper I learned of so many other benefits from this mean green machine that I thought I should share this with world.
How to include spirulina in the diet
add it to smoothies, which gives the drink a green color.
sprinkle spirulina powder on salads or in soups.
mix it into energy balls, along with other healthful ingredients.
stir a tablespoon into fruit or vegetable juices.
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Spirulina contains vitamin E, selenium and tyrosine, which are all known for their powerful anti-aging effects. ... Spirulina is also a wonderful source of chlorophyll, which has cleansing properties, and it also helps your skin retain moisture, which is a major key to maintaining the appearance of smoother, hydrated skin.
Acne I banish you! ( I’ve been watching Game Of Thrones) Spirulina is well-known for healing and relieving inflammation, fighting free radicals and eliminating toxins, including bacteria on the skin, which can lead to acne. Spirulina is also one of the most alkaline foods on Earth, containing more chlorophyll than common greens and vegetables, another reason it promotes clear skin.
We all know there’s no such thing as a fountain of youth. However, we can try to age gracefully and healthy. My job as your friendly esti-bestie is to give you all the knowledge I can .
INVEST IN YOUR SKIN. IT’S GOING TO REPRESENT YOU FOR A LONG TIME.