Spirulina & Chlorella Crowned as Superfoods!
Thursday, 17 March 2016 | Editor
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So many benefits from Chlorella and spirulina
Food fashions come and go but certain products gain a reputation for excellence. So what are the real benefits of these so-called ‘superfoods’, and why are they so important?
Superfoods gain the title because of their high levels of nutrients contained in their natural unprocessed state. They tend to be easy to eat too, requiring little or no cooking or preparation.
Kale, kohlrabi and broccoli are great examples of green veggie superfoods, each of them packed with magnesium, potassium, B-vitamins and powerful antioxidants – all of which are lacking in the typical Western diet yet are proven to alleviate chronic disease.
Blueberries, goji berries and lingonberries top the fruit superfoods, all providing a range of antioxidants and phytonutrients known to protect our cells from toxin damage.
Chlorella and spirulina have earned their place amongst the superfoods thanks to their incredible content of chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Their health benefits include:
Alkalising: both chlorella and spirulina are rich in magnesium, a vital alkalising mineral needed to support cellular pH balance and energy production.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine actions: histamine release is part of allergic and intolerance reactions, contributing to inflammation and issues including skin irritation and migraines. Spirulina and chlorella naturally combat excess histamine and reduce inflammation.
Antioxidant protection against heavy metals and free radical damage.
Bioavailable protein: the amino acid profile of these green foods provides the essential proteins needed for hormone balance, immune health, mental wellbeing and muscle function. This makes them a particularly good choice for vegetarians and vegans who may be struggling with dietary protein balance.
Both chlorella and spirulina are easy to include in smoothies, snacks and meals so why not give your diet the superfood boost this year and go with the greens!