If there was one superfood to rule them all, it just may be Spirulina! This extremely nutrient-rich blue-green algae is one of the world’s first superfoods that appeared on Earth approximately 3 billion years ago. It grows naturally in warm alkaline lakes and was a staple food source for the Aztecs who harvested spirulina from Lake Texcoco in central Mexico. This plants history goes way back to helping to create oxygen on our planet to help other life flourish.
Did you know spirulina is used most commonly throughout the athletic community? Big time athletes are now using spirulina as their main source of protein and nutrients throughout their training and even during races! Spirulina is 60-70% protein, making it the world’s highest known source of protein (MORE THAN MEAT!). The protein structure also contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It is a highly beneficial substitute for isolate protein powders and a much easier form of protein to digest.
Spirulina is an incredible source of full spectrum, non-toxic, absorbable nutrients. It provides high levels of chlorophyll, contains iron, vitamin A, a full spectrum of carotenoids, B-1, B-2, B-6, E and K. In addition, it (she) provides a vast array of minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients, and enzymes. It also offers beneficial fatty acids such as DHA, GLA, and others which have been shown to possess potent anti-viral activity, chlorophyll, and other beneficial pigments.
It has also been shown to encourage and support the growth of healthy bacterial flora in your gut which can help keep candida overgrowth under control as well as support the immune system.
Our favorite spirulina and one everyone at Pure Joy Planet uses daily is called Spirulina Manna and is U.S. grown, organic, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free. Free of pesticides, GMOs, and irradiation; verified by actual testing. Lab tested for botanical identity, heavy metals, and microbiological activity. Please be picky about the spirulina you chose, as so many have a high level of heavy metals and are not grown in clean waters.
Try adding this nutrient dense super algae in smoothies, juices, or even desserts to get all of the benefits of this amazing superfood. Start with 1 tsp. and work your way up to 1-2 Tbsp. a day.
Keto Creamy Spirulina Elixir Recipe
This Keto Creamy Spirulina Elixir Recipe is a great afternoon pick me up to detox heavy metals, balance blood sugar, and support your body after exercise stress or muscle fatigue.
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