Blue Spirulina and its Benefits
What is Blue Spirulina?
Blue Spirulina is a blue-green-algae which grows in ponds, lakes and alkaline waterways. Phycocyanin is a blue pigment derived from spirulina which gives the algae its dark blue pigment when it has been extracted.
The great news about Blue Spirulina is that it does not have a fishy taste unlike green spirulina. It is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and it also provides powerful anti-inflammatory and free-radical fighting qualities. Not only can you use blue spirulina to brighten your dishes, but you also get a higher concentration of antioxidants since you’re buying pure phycocyanin.
Spirulina has been widely recognised for its superior health benefits including:
1. Powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Spirulina is packed with phycocyanin, which is an impressive antioxidant which defends the body against free radical damage
2. Improve digestion and bowel health
Spirulina contains chorophyll, which helps to regularise the digestive system and promote healthy bacteria in the gut.
3. Boosts metabolism and energy
Spirulina is known for its abundance of B vitamins which can boost energy levels. B vitamins help ensure that your food is used efficiently as an energy source – and spirulina has plenty of them.
4. Source of protein
More and more people are following a vegan or vegetarian diet. Spirulina is a great addition to your diet to boost protein intake.
5. May aid in weight loss
Spirulina contains about 50-70% protein. This protein is highly soluble in water which means that it can be absorbed by your body unlike other protein-rich food sources such as meat. Since Blue Spirulina contains vitamins B1, B2, and B3, it can help support your metabolism for weight loss efforts.
How to use Blue Spirulina?
Add 1 tsp of Blue Spirulina powder into smoothies, lattes, baked goods, raw treats, noodles, pastas and many more recipes!
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