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This is one bad (as in good) protein and here is why:
- It contains the highest concentration of protein (by weight) of any food known.
- Spirulina is the richest beta carotene food
- It is the highest source of B12
- A disease fighter
- A blood builder
- An immune system booster
Unlike animal foods, (which day by day I am talking myself out of) Spirulina is a pure, raw source of protein. It does not have to be cooked and in fact, never should be cooked. Yay! Less cooking!
It is readily absorbed and can be easily blended into your favorite beverage, such as a smoothie, or juice.
According to herb wisdom, “every 10 grams of spirulina can supply up to 70% of the minimum daily requirements for iron, and about three to four times of minimum daily requirements for vitamins A (in the form of beta carotene), B complex, D,and K. By itself, it does not contain vitamin C, but it helps maintain this vitamin’s potency.
Spirulina is rich in gamma-linolenic acid or GLA, a compound found in breast milk that helps develop healthier babies. Moreover, with its high digestibility, spirulina has been proven to fight malnutrition in impoverished communities by helping the body absorb nutrients when it has lost its ability to absorb normal forms of food.
Another health benefit of spirulina is that it stimulates beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria in your digestive tract to promote healthy digestion and proper bowel function. It acts as a natural cleanser by eliminating mercury and other deadly toxins commonly ingested by the body.”
Ok, so let’s get down to taste. It is a deep green, slightly blue dry algae powder. Have you ever been in a bait store? You know, with your grandpa to go fishing…..well, it sorta smells like that. Fish. In a wet sock.
You want to be sure that it has a ‘fresh’ smell. I’ve heard that bad spirulina smells sour or rancid. Now that, my friends will be hard to tell. You should speak to a qualified person at your health-food store….and not the temporary Christmas help….you are going to want good quality spirulina. Or a better option is to check out David Wolfe and read about his incredible knowledge when it comes to superfoods and nutrition. You will be ASSURED to get the best quality, organic superfoods! The website will tell you where you can purchase his products or you can go straight to http://www.longevitywarehouse.com/
Look for it to be sold like this:
- powder (dried)
- powder (with lecithin)
- tablets (what I take…with orange juice to get ’em down)
- protein powder products
- blue pigment extracts
- raw spirulina chocolate bars and spirulina energy bars
I usually add spirulina to my smoothies to mask the taste, when I am using the powder. I am throwing spinach, kale, blueberries, acai berries, raspberries, banana, and cacao nibs in my blender. A little spirulina tossed in cannot be tasted….just don’t obsess over it and think of the fabulous benefits!