Superfood Spotlight Series: Spirulina

Glass of spirulina drink

The lean, blue-green, disease-fighting machine! Spirulina is one of the most nutritionally potent foods available. This blue, sometimes green, algae can be found growing at the bottom of mineral rich ponds and lakes, but don't worry, no need to go scuba diving!

You can buy spirulina in powder or capsule form, which makes it easier to consume. Just one tablespoon contains significant amounts of energy boosting vitamins B1, B2, & B3, copper, and iron. What’s more impressive is that spirulina contains up to 70% of daily protein in one serving, which is triple the amount found in a serving of chicken. You can count on spirulina detoxifying your body, eliminating heavy metals due to its high level of chlorophyll. Did you know that by consuming this algae, you can also benefit from more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients than vegetables? It’s the richest known natural source of Beta Carotene (10x more concentrated than carrots), making it one of the most powerful antioxidants you can find. All in all, spirulina is pretty amazing. Due to its subtle flavor, you can add it to your favorite meals or beverages.

Eating this superfood may help reduce blood pressure, help improve muscle strength and endurance, and may even help manage blood sugar levels. Spirulina is also great for cell restoration and can help enhance your immune system. Add this incredible supplement to your diet to help keep you healthy through the seasons.

Shenelle Ramsay