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This spiral shaped, blue-green algae is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

“Spirulina provided the primary protein requirements for millions of people in Mexico City for an estimated five thousand years.” – David Wolfe.

In his book Superfoods he calls Spirulina – the Protein Queen.

 

Spirulina contains 12-20 times the bio-available protein of beef, it has over 60% vegetable protein, which is water soluble and much easier to digest (and dispose of) than animal protein.

It is also a complete protein, meaning that it contains all eight essential amino acids.

It contains multi vitamins and is a mineral powerhouse, rich in iron, magnesium and many trace minerals all in a very absorbable form.

It has large amounts of Beta- carotene and high volumes of Gamma-Linoleic Acid** (which can reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease).

It is actually the best source of GLA** which is a “good” fat necessary for the human brain, proper heart function, and other body systems.

It delivers an added boost of chlorophyll (powerful blood builder and purifier) and is high in bio-available calcium and also contains phycocyanin – a potent anti-cancer phytochemical.

It is very effective to eat Spirulina to balance blood sugar levels and control  cravings and hunger.

In USA, NASA have chosen to use it as food for astronauts in space, and even plan to grow and harvest it on space stations in the near future.

Many fantastic publications espouse the benefits associated with the consumption of Spirulina.

For more depth on this subject, I recommend reading:

Superfoods by David Wolf ,  Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford,

& this is a fantastic free pdf. download from the Health Ranger, Mike Adams:

“Superfoods for Optimum Health – Chlorella and Spirulina” by Mike Adams

The point I would like to make is:

 

Look at spirulina as FOOD, it is not a supplement. You can supplement nutrient deficiencies with Spirulina, but Eat it like you mean it! If you are maintaining general health have 10 grams a day – 2 tablespoons. If you need an extra boost to help with healing, have up to 20 grams a day. Don’t be shy :o)

How to Eat Spirulina

 

You can incorporate Spirulina in your diet by adding it to your smoothies in large quantities e.g 2 tablespoons in the blender.

Or just mix it with your favorite fruit juice, in fact never have your fruit juice without it anymore.. (I really do not recommend drinking fruit juice on its own at all!)

It is yummy in Salad dressings, can be added to dips and raw soups.

It tastes nice in energy/muesli balls and is divine in Raw Chocolate with Goji berries.

It also makes a great nourishing face-mask, if you like the alien look :o)

We love our Australian Spirulina from the Northern Territory, there is really no other Spirulina I would rather recommend and you can visit their in-depth explanations on the subject on their site. We use about 4 kilos a year in our smoothies and other recipes. It is always delicious and fresh when it arrives at our doorstep and being familiar with the NT environment, I know we get an environmentally sound product.

The area has the perfect climate to grow Spirulina, is pristine and not polluted. There is a lot of controversy regarding organic Spirulina, especially if it comes from China.

Just to let you know, we are not affiliated with Australian Spirulina, we just recommend it anyway.

** The richest whole-food sources of GLA are mother’s milk, spirulina micro-algae,

and the seeds of borage, black currant, and evening primrose. GLA is important for

growth and development, and is found most abundantly in mother’s milk; spirulina is

the next-highest whole-food source. We often recommend spirulina for people who

were never breast-fed, in order to foster the hormonal and mental development that

may never have occurred because of lack of proper nutrition in infancy. The dosage

is the amount of oil that provides 150-350 mg GLA daily. A standard 10-gram dosage

of spirulina provides 131 mg of GLA.

Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford