What is Spirulina?
It’s a blue-green algae and by supplementing it into your diet, it will provide many essential vitamins and minerals. Start noticing Spirulina health benefits after incorporating this high protein /essential amino acid powder (or capsule) into your daily routines. You will quickly notice overall, improved health.
The following reasons are excellent considerations to introduce Spirulina into your diet:
• Spirulina powder is a high source of protein.
• Contains a substantial source of antioxidants; protect from cell damage.
• Excellent source of nutrients; E, B complex, selenium, beta-carotene, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).
• Protects against cirrhosis (liver failure) or liver damage associated with chronic hepatitis.
• Aids in allergy relief: stops the release of histamines attributed to watery eyes, runny nose, swelling, or hives.
Directions for a Green Spiral-lina Smoothie:
Add the following ingredients, in the order provided, to your blender or extractor.
Blend to desired consistency:
2 stalks celery (cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 lemon, juiced (no seeds)
1 cup chilled, unsweetened green tea
1 cup spinach
1 cup arugula
1 Spirulina or chlorella (tablet)
4-5 ice-cubes (optional)
• Add water to achieve desired consistency.
• Spirulina comes in the form of dried/freeze dried powder, or capsules.
• Dark, leafy green vegetables are high in fiber; they are an excellent source for the relief of constipation or hemorrhoids.
• CAUTION: If you are experiencing an agitated digestive system, the fiber content in whole fruits and vegetables may add further stress. However, by extracting plant foods it can aid in replenishing nutrients lost in diarrhea while making it easier for your body to break down the food sources and absorb them quickly.
• For diabetic or weight issues, ingesting more high fiber fruits, vegetables, and legumes (leafy greens, cabbage, berries, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, apples, and beans) help combat free radicals.
• Soluble fiber (once in the intestines) slows the absorption of sugars in the blood – allowing the body to feel full and limiting insulin spikes.
• Always consult your physician if you have special diet or health related issues.
For additional information and local places to shop for healthy foods, click on any of the following links:
• Boise Co-Op
• Whole Foods Market
• Brown Box Organics
• The Organic Store Locator
• Learn more about the benefits of fiber by clicking on the WebMD link in this sentence.
• Click on the link to Wellness Mama in this sentence to learn more about Spirulina.
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