Superfood Spotlight: SPIRULINA

Hello beautiful people, I hope you’re all doing well!

As I’m sure many of you are aware, I’m putting the spotlight on a new superfood every week. I share insight and uses for each of the superfoods here on the blog for this series; Superfood Spotlight.

Here are all the posts in the series so far, click on the links below to check them out if you’ve missed any.

Superfood Spotlight: Chlorella

Superfood Spotlight: HEMP Protein

Superfood Spotlight: MACA

Superfood spotlight: Turmeric

Superfood Spotlight: Cacao Nibs

Today’s superfood, spirulina, is one of the more well known superfoods and one I’m asked about on a regular basis.

Organic Spirulina from the new superfood range by Good Earth.

What is spitrulina?

Spirulina is a very nutrient dense deep sea green-blue algae. It grows naturally in mineral rich waters and is one of the most popular superfoods used and loved to date. Spirulina has been used for centuries for its healing and medicinal qualities and for its high protein and endurance boosting properties.

Benefits of spirulina

As mentioned above, spirulina contains many important nutrients including B Vitamins, protein, magnesium, antioxidants and many more. The combination of the nutrients found in spirulina are responsible for its many benefits which include the following.

High in antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties.

Preventative against the growth of cancer cells

Lowers LDL or “bad” cholesterol within the body

Lowers blood pressure

May help with pain relief

Contributes to bone health

Good for skin health

May speed up hair and nail growth

How to use it

I like using spirulina in my smoothies. The taste isn’t my favorite, but the benefits are so I use it regularly and I add fruit to sweeten my spirulina smoothies. Banana is a super simple addition to a spirulina smoothie; it’s sweet and masks the tastes and makes your smoothie extra creamy!

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