Spirulina is a blue-green alga freshwater plant that has become very popular because it’s a superfood. It grows all around the world including Hawaii and Mexico and it’s known for having an intense flavor and a popular ingredient in green beverages, energy bars, and diet supplements.
Spirulina is a microscopic alga rich in beta-carotene, iron, a great variety of vitamins, including, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium A simple spoon (7 grams) of spirulina powder contains:
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
Top Five Benefits
1- Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
Thanks to its high content of antioxidants and a compound called phycocyanin, spirulina helps prevent the oxidation of cells –preventing neuronal diseases and cancer. It also prevents the production of radicals and other chemical compounds in our body that cause inflammation.