I am ALL about anything to reduce inflammation. Dealing with IBS on the regular means my gut is inflamed the majority of the time. Being aware of what foods may cause inflammation and what things will help reduce inflammation has helped TREMENDOUSLY! It might mean I have to be a bit picky when it comes to eating but I would rather feel like a human on the reg. than a balloon.
Spirulina is one of my miracle powders (or tablets if you so chose to have it that way).
Spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet. I mean knowing that, who wouldn’t want to add this to their daily routine!?
In one serving it has 4 grams of protein, 11% of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Thiamin (B1), 15% of your RDA of Riboflavin (B2), 4% of your RDA of Niacin (B3), 21% of your RDA of Copper and 11% of your RDA of Iron. On top of all that it contains a decent amount of magnesium, potassium and manganese and small amounts of all the other nutrients we need on a daily basis.
The amount of protein in spirulina is comparable to eggs and it contains all the essential amino acids that we need.
I mean I could stop there but you know I wont.
Benefits of Spirulina:
1.) It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties:
Oxidative damage can harm our DNA and bodies cells.
Oxidative damage is and imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.
This damage can cause chronic inflammation which contributes to cancer and other diseases.
Spirulina is a fantastic source of antioxidants which can protect against oxidative damage.
2.) Spirulina can help reduce heart disease:
Several tests have been done to prove it can lower total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides while raising HDL the good cholesterol.
3.) Muscle strength and endurance could improve:
Oxidative damage can contribute to muscle fatigue. Certain plant foods have antioxidant properties that can help athletes and physically active people minimize the damage.
Spirulina helps with this showing improved muscle strength and endurance.
4.) Studies show it reduces blood pressure:
While one gram of spirulina wont cut it, people who have 4.5 grams of spirulina in a day will reduce their blood pressure levels. It is thought to be driven by an increased production of nitric oxide, a signaling molecule that helps the blood vessels relax and dilate.
These are only some of the benefits of spirulina, you can read more about the benefits here.