The most nutritious food right after mother’s milk? Spirulina!
Spirulina is the most nutritious food right after mother’s milk. Its composition makes it a superfood like no other. It contains a concentration of nutrients that are essential for human health. That’s why it’s rightly called green blood and the food of the future.
This blue-green freshwater algae was discovered by a Belgian botanist in the 1960s, but it has inhabited the Earth for 3.5 billion years. The Aztecs had already used spirulina to treat various ailments. So, how did the Belgian botanist Jean Léonard come across it? He noticed that one tribe near Lake Chad in Africa was thriving much better than the others. The reason was that the tribe consumed spirulina from the lake.
Spirulina grows freely in mildly salty lakes in tropical countries. This single-celled organism only needs warmth and light to thrive, making it easy to create conditions for its growth. The largest producers are China and California, producing over 5,000 tons of spirulina annually.
Spirulina contains about 65% protein, iron, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, as well as B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12), E, and K. It’s also a source of potassium, calcium, amino acids, and, not least, chlorophyll. Research and studies indicate that it may have antioxidant, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Miraculous spirulina in space
In the 1970s, the United Nations designated it as a food of the future, and NASA used it as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions. Does this still seem insufficient? Keep reading. What are the effects of spirulina on human health? Thanks to its rich protein and antioxidant content, spirulina can “cleanse” the body of free radicals, enhance the body’s defense, activate energy metabolism, boost the effectiveness of vitamin C, and improve heart function. Due to its vitamin B12 content, vegetarians and vegans also seek it out. Its chlorophyll content has a detoxifying effect, and its phycocyanin content has anti-inflammatory effects.
1) Spirulina as a source of antioxidants
Free radicals in our bodies, which are increasing due to the deteriorating environment, can be removed by antioxidants. The process initiated by free radicals can lead to inflammation and cell damage, eventually resulting in chronic diseases or cancer. Spirulina is full of antioxidants, with phycocyanin being particularly significant. It is also responsible for the blue-green color of spirulina and helps to reduce inflammation. Studies suggest that phycocyanin can protect cells from oxidative stress.
2) Spirulina may lower blood pressure
High blood pressure is a leading cause of many serious diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, and chronic kidney disease. One study indicates that taking spirulina can significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, especially in people with high blood pressure. Another study supports this finding.
3) It reduces cholesterol and blood sugar
Heart diseases are one of the most common causes of death. Many risk factors are associated with an increased risk of heart diseases. According to some studies, spirulina intake can significantly affect blood cholesterol levels, thereby preventing further illnesses.
4) It alleviates hay fever
According to one study, spirulina appears to reduce inflammation of the nasal airways, which is a classic symptom of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. It also has a positive effect on itching, nasal congestion, and sneezing.
5) Spirulina and chlorophyll
Spirulina is one of the foods that contain a large amount of chlorophyll. Why should we be interested in this? Chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for the green color of plants, is very similar to hemoglobin, which is essential for the proper functioning of the body. Chlorophyll is remarkably similar to hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. The only difference is that chlorophyll has magnesium as its central atom, while hemoglobin has iron. Otherwise, they function in the same way. Chlorophyll carries oxygen in plants, just as hemoglobin does in the animal kingdom. Chlorophyll in the human body supports oxygenation and provides energy to the body at the cellular level. There is also speculation about its potential use in the treatment of anemia, as indicated by studies.
5-in-1 and tasty: Detox drink
Can’t motivate yourself to consume green foods regularly? Often, the strong aroma and unpleasant taste deter us from regular consumption. It’s not about buying; it’s about finishing the entire package conscientiously. Only then can we experience the beneficial effects of superfoods on the whole body!
That’s why, when developing Detox drink 5-in-1, we aimed for a neutral taste that wouldn’t bother even the staunchest green food opponent. We added a touch of lemon and peppermint to turn Detox drink 5-in-1 into a pleasant and refreshing beverage, making it easy to start your day without hesitation.
Detox drink 5in1 is an alkaline drink and vitamin bomb that regulates the body’s internal pH environment. Contains 4 superfoods and prebiotics for comprehensive cellular nutrition. Effortlessly enjoyable: with a gentle lemon and mint flavor. (60g)