Spirulina: Discover Why It Is Known as the Food of the Future

Posted: July 31, 2009 in food, health, nutrition, physical therapy, Sports Medicine, Weight Loss
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By Catherine Lewis, AHJ Editor — Published: July 23, 2009

I’ve recently become fascinated with a blue-green alga, one-celled organism called Spirulina. An organism you may have never heard about! It is among the largest single celled organisms in existence. In fact it grows so large, that by itself, it can be seen with the naked eye. (To give you some perspective, most single celled organisms have to be magnified in order for you to see it, so the fact that Spirulina can be seen with the naked eye means it’s big.) When dried out in the sun, it turns into a sort of white crust, therefore causing many to believe that Spirulina is actually the “manna” the Israelites consumed as they wandered the deserts during their sojourn from Egypt. It’s no wonder that they were able to consume it so easily, because Spirulina contains nearly every vitamin and mineral that you would need to survive! Naturally, there are health benefits, which go along with using Spirulina, and fortunately, it can be purchased in pill form, making it easier. Keep reading to learn about the many health benefits you get when eating or taking Spirulina!

As you know, the Earth has many undiscovered herbs and natural remedies. When you hear on the news that some amazing food or cure has been discovered in the wild, you tend to be surprised. This is even more so for those of you who believe all remedies are man-made. As a matter of fact, remedies for diabetes, tumors, and a plethora of other conditions have been discovered growing in the wild, which include blueberries and cinnamon, but the most interesting natural wonder by far is Spirulina. You would be amazed at how much undiscovered known remedies the Earth still has for you to find. 

Some of the health benefits that you get with eating or taking Spirulina are:

Iron: Spirulina is saturated with iron, which is great because your body needs iron to survive. Iron is the most neglected mineral in your body, even though it’s essential to a healthy immune system.

Lutein: Highly recommended by doctors for preventing macular degeneration, or in easier to understand terms: vision. Spirulina comes with heavy doses of this drug, more than enough to meet your recommended 20 mg. 

Beta Carotene: About ten times more concentrated than carrots, and much better for you, providing all the nutrients that you would normally obtain from eating carrots. 

Food Cravings: Studies have shown that Spirulina helps diabetics control their food cravings, which is a plus when you need to keep your blood sugar down! 

Essential Minerals: Spirulina contains the essential minerals: manganese, iron, chromium, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, calcium, potassium, selenium, boron, germanium, copper. That’s like an entire meal for you in one bite.

Protein: With Spirulina you can get your protein fix, as it contains about sixty percent protein, which is higher than both red meat and soy. Indeed, Spirulina is 65 to 71 percent complete protein, with all essential amino acids in perfect balance. In comparison, beef is only 22 percent protein.

As you can see, there isn’t really a downside to eating this little blue-green alga, and it is in fact, grown all over the world! Some individuals will even eat it during the primary course of their meal. It has even been baked in cakes. Naturally, it’s not a complete replacement for a full meal, but it’s a great supplement, and extremely healthy for you. 

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