Spirulina

spirulina

Spirulina is a seaweed from the sea, classified as a complete food with low fat and calories. Stimulates the body Improved metabolism Helps to balance the digestive system. Mixed with smoothies or soups.

This tiny alga is packed with nutrients. A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains (2Trusted Source):

  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA
  • Copper: 21% of the RDA
  • Iron: 11% of the RDA

It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium, and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need. Initial research suggests taking spirulina may improve the following:

  1. weight loss
  2. gut health
  3. diabetes management
  4. blood pressure
  5. cholesterol
  6. risk of heart disease
  7. metabolic rate
  8. allergy symptoms
  9. mental health

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