Spirulina is a fairly newly discovered, miraculous product of the sea. It is a great source of protein, and therefore is beneficial in vegan diet. Spirulina is also brimming with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It also contains as much nutrients as 10 servings of fresh fruit or veggies.
Spirulina is a member of the algae family, and has a bright and distinctive color.
Benefits of Spirulina
The plant is almost 60% protein, making it a great meat substitute. It’s also one of the few plants rich in vitamin B-12. All of this makes it a great product to use in vegan diets, as vegans are known to struggle with vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Other benefits of spirulina include:
- Allergy relief
- Immunity boost
- Blood pressure regulation
- Cholesterol level regulation
- Anti-carcinogen properties
- Bloor sugar regulation
You can get Spirulina in pill form, or as a powder. The pills should be consumed per instruction provided, while powder is used by adding 1/4 to 1 teaspoon to a smoothie. It is suggested to start with the small amounts of powder, and gradually move up. Spirulina tastes sweet, and can be difficult to adjust to.
You can add a tablespoon of spirulina to a bag of popcorn, together with any extra flavoring you prefer, and consume it that way.
Only buy the commercial version, don’t try to pick it yourself from a pond.