It isn't everyday you hear that when undernourished children in a village clinic in Togo, West Africa are provided a daily tablespoon of a miraculous “green medicine” that it brings about rapid recovery and weight balance. On the other hand, health literature, food marketing and the media is liberally peppered with buzzwords and catchphrases, the star of the show in recent years being most definitely, superfoods.
So what is a “superfood”? It sounds like it should be in tights and have an alter-ego! In general terms, it’s a food item found in nature that is a superior source of the antioxidants and essential nutrients that our bodies need to really go great guns.
When most people think of superfoods they think of kale, goji berries or maybe even green tea. But perhaps the most potent of all the superfoods comes in the form of blue-green algae that is actually harvested from the ocean!
Spirulina thrives in both fresh and saltwater and is a tremendously nutritious, natural, whole food with the complete range of essential amino acids. Of all the superfoods it wins ‘Best All-Rounder’ because it boasts such a wide array of good stuff. Check it out:
● Spirulina is a complete protein source.
Great news for vegos & vegans! It’s rare to find such high amounts of protein in a plant and whilst fats and proteins from animal products can be difficult to digest; proteins from plants are much easier on the body and your digestive system. Oh, and by the way, there is no process in the body that does not require protein.
● Spirulina has a high amount of essential fatty acids (EFA’s).
These are non-negotiable for healthy heart and brain function; and especially for little ones who are still in the crucial stages of development. Added bonus: may help lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise your good (HDL).
● Spirulina has very high amounts of Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and iodine.
If protein is the “building blocks of life”, spirulina is “Mother Nature’s multi-vitamin” - they’re all in there! Amongst other things, vitamins are essential for healthy thyroid function; think metabolism-control or how efficiently your body converts food into energy. You can add Obesity Fighter to spirulina’s already impressive repertoire.
● Spirulina is rich in essential minerals.
Specifically calcium, iron, potassium, manganese and zinc; they may help your body to fight infection & destroy aged cells, always a plus!
So what’s the catch? Well there has been talk that spirulina might be difficult to digest and assimilate in its raw form and that sometimes after years (and even decades!) of poor lifestyle choices (calling all drive-thru deviots!), stress and exposure to environmental toxins, our digestive systems are too rundown to absorb the maximum amount of vital nutrients spirulina has to offer. But all is not lost!
Research confirms that pre-digested, fermented spirulina is a reliable and safe source of energy AND is also gentle and cleansing to the body. All of the nutrients in it are predigested by the live, naturally-occurring beneficial microbes making it more readily available to be used by the body to scavenge free radicals (sounds like guerilla warfare!), boost levels of antioxidants, reduce toxicity in the body and protect against inflammation, which has been linked to a whole bunch of illnesses. By taking your spirulina pre-digested, you’re doing your digestive system a favour by taking out some of its work.
Whilst many of spirulina’s health benefits could be obtained from eating large amounts of certain fruits and vegetables, fermented Spirulina has all of these properties rolled into one, 100% fermented, awesome drink that will actually magnify its usefulness to the body. Being the legend that it is, fermented spirulina then stays back after everyone else has gone home for the day to actually promote digestion and bowel function. It helps to suppress bad bacteria like e-coli and candida yeast and stimulate beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. Since healthy flora is the foundation of good health and it increases the absorption of nutrients from the foods we eat, and helps protect against infection, it’s like an upward spiral of gut-health goodness!
For your enjoyment we have both Super Spirulina Plus and Liquid Spirulina available ready to deliver to your door!