First you might ask, what exactly is Spirulina? Spirulina is a blue-green algae packed with a powerhouse of nutrients and one of the richest sources of protein in the world.
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Spirulina is rightfully categorized as a superfood and one of the great, nutrient dense ingredients our hard working bodies should be eating on a daily basis.
Top Benefits of Spirulina:
1. High-quality Protein & Vitamins
Spirulina’s composition is 70% protein and a great source of B vitamins, iron and calcium. Spirulina is easily digested, allowing for quick absorption of essential nutrients and amino acids. Protein helps rebuild muscle, aids in weight loss and nourishes the body.
2. Strengthens the Immune System
Spirulina is comprised of practically every cold fighting nutrient: vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E, potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc. Spirulina also aids in cell regeneration, helping the body heal faster from wounds and illnesses.
3. Powerful Antioxidant & Anti-inflammatory
Spirulina is a rich source of antioxidants, which can fight against free radicals. The phytochemicals and proteins in Spirulina have been found to help reduce inflammation of the intestines and joints. Fight inflammation with the use of superfoods like Spirulina.
4. Boosts Power & Endurance
Spirulina is known to increase the maximum output of muscles and aid in fast recovery. Feel faster and stronger with Spirulina!
5. Supports Brain Health
Due to the high source of antioxidants, Spirulina is believed to help protect the brain from degenerative diseases and increase productivity and focus. It's Mother Earth’s solution for ADHD.
How to consume Spirulina:
Knowing this and faced with the ultimate questions -- How should one consume Spirulina, which source should you buy from and how do you make a blue-green algae actually taste good?) -- Shanti Bar developed the delicious and convenient Powerhouse Spirulina Superfood Protein Bar, which you'll find in the July 2018 Goddess Provisions Box.
This bar is packed with Spirulina giving your body the nutrients it needs to take on the world, including 10 grams of plant based protein and a Crunchy Almond flavor!
Super thanks to Lauren Feingold, CEO & Co-Founder of Shanti Bar for sharing this nourishing information about Spirulina, the Superfood of the Sea. Also, big thanks to the Shanti Bar team for providing their Powerhouse Spirulina Superfood Protein Bar in our Sacred Waters Box.