When it comes to superfoods, it is quite possible that the superfood spirulina is one of the best. Not only is it incredibly good for you, but spirulina is also loaded with nutrients that can have powerful effects on both the body and brain.
What exactly is spirulina? Spirulina is a cyanobacterium. Essentially, spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. It is a blue-green algae that can be consumed by humans and other animals. Spirulina is often used as a dietary supplement and a whole food and is available in tablet, flake and powder form.
Spirulina is extremely high in nutrients including protein, copper, iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B3. It also contains traces of magnesium, manganese and potassium as well as small amounts of almost every other nutrient that our body needs. Spirulina truly is a spectacular superfood and perhaps the single most nutrient-dense food on the face of the earth. Isn’t that both unbelievable and absolutely fantastic?
The main active compound found in spirulina is called phycocyanin. It is an antioxidant substance that also gives spirulina its blue-green color. More importantly, phycocyanin has the ability to fight free radicals in the body. This means that it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can protect our DNA and cells.
Spirulina is also good for our hearts, which is great news considering Heart Disease is currently the world’s biggest killer making it a problem for everyone. However, it has been proven that taking spirulina can lower the bad cholesterol and triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol. This is wonderful news for our heart health.
Other benefits of spirulina include the fact that it has anti-cancer properties and is exceptionally effective in protective oral health and fighting oral cancer, studies have shown that high doses of spirulina lower blood pressure and spirulina can also improve symptoms of inflammation in the nasal airways caused by environmental allergens such as pollen and animal hair.
The bottom line is that spirulina is one of the most amazing superfoods known to mankind and to be frank, it is probably the best plant-based organism that we can consume on a daily basis. What are you waiting for?
Spectacular Superfood Spirulina in Phuket
Are you interested in learning more about the spectacular superfood spirulina? Why don’t you stop by our vegan restaurant and give it a try? The restaurant at Santosa Detox and Wellness Center serves modern vegan food and raw food in a tropical setting that boast spectacular sea views over Kata Beach. While dining with us, we recommend you try our delicious vegan soup Yogic, which is a nutritious cucumber and basil gazpacho with ginger and garlic that contains the superfood Spirulina. Restaurant reservations can be made by filling in the simple enquiry form below.
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