This small green alga belongs to the super food category, “superperfood”: it is a bomb of vitamins and minerals. Our advice to make the most of the benefits of spirulina.
Spirulina, what is it?
A microscopic green alga spiral which “pushes” naturally in lakes and bodies of salt water hot equatorial regions (Madagascar, Burkina Faso …). Its nourishing properties have been known since time immemorial. The Aztecs of Mexico consumed before going to battle. And the Europeans discovered it in the 16th century, imported from the New World by the Spanish conquerors.
The small algae grows at great speed, faster than a terrestrial plant and in developing countries, its production is used to fight against malnutrition. You reap the powder form that the inhabitants transformed into a spread or pancakes …. And kids glean small pieces in ponds. Given the popularity in recent years, we started to grow around the world, aquaculture in covered basins. In France, artisan producers have opened spirulina farms. It is a little food the next century.
Benefits of Spirulina
It has everything a perfect food because it is full of nutrients. Includes about 65% protein, it is highly concentrated minerals, contains 20 times more iron than spinach, as well as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, amino acids. It is rich in vitamins (vitamin A) and vitamins of group B.
Nothing like a spa than a month of Spirulina to grow or regrow hair. It also contains antioxidants like chlorophyll (green color) and beta carotene that fight against free radicals responsible for aging.
This real energy bomb is appropriate when doing sports. It improves endurance, helps support the effort and develops muscle mass thanks to its proteins. And if you are not a sporting great, it gives a good daily dose of vitality, especially when fatigue hits of winter. Finally, it is a good dietary supplement if you eat little meat.
How full of spirulina? One can taste the pasta with spirulina (in Algosud) spinach or spirulina-soup (Naturalia), but the easiest way is to take it into capsules or tablets (in Arkogelules or organic spirulina in Fleurance Nature). 6 tablets per day provide 3g, the recommended dose. Until something better: the Company Green Value, which in Britain, cultivates its spirulina under the brand substance, developed with a chief specialist in food seaweed, Thierry Calais, appetizing recipes of snacks with it , mini cakes, fruit paste, chocolate bars that combine pleasure and health. On the current market in 2016.