What is Spirulina and Why Should I Eat It?

Wednesday 11 January 2017 by

Spirulina, Superfood, Algae, Clean eating, Healthy eating

There are a lot of fancy foods get bandied around nowadays promising magical things. All these superfoods and bit and pieces to add to your daily diet. It’s no wonder no one knows what to use and when. Everything seems to promise wonder properties – just have to take this one thing and you’ll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed forever!

But what do they actually do?

Today I’m checking out the real story behind spirulina. Sounds fancy, right? And all sorts of smoothies keep telling you to drop it in, right? Well, take one look at those little grainy green things and you’re probably questioning your sanity.

Well, you might be a little bit crazy. After all, spirulina is dried algae, and that sounds a little bit weird to be eating anyway. But this innocent bit of algae contains a whopping 6 B vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and folate. Plus it has loads of phytochemicals and copper, to support your bones and blood. That means that by adding just a small amount to your diet, you’re instantly boosting your immune system, improving your energy levels and even helping with endurance for exercise (that’s why I love this smoothie). It also contains iron and vitamins K and D, so you’re getting a pretty impressive whack of the good stuff right there.

Sounds a little less weird now, right? Good thing too. It might be pricey, and not all the supermarkets stock it quite yet, but it’s a great addition to your kitchen cupboard. Add it to guacamole or stir it in to some rice if you don’t like smoothies. Either way, this powder packs a punch (you can also get it in flakes, capsules and tablets). Enjoy some of the good stuff!

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