We are living in a world that is surrounded by various toxins, dangerous chemicals, and serious stress. Some of us are around it more intensely than others, but nevertheless, we are all surrounded by it more or less. People these days are trying more and more to figure out ways to stay as healthy as they possibly can.
According to healthyliving.azcentral.com, your body is capable of accumulating bacteria in various different ways. It could be through food, drinks and particular products that are being used. Detoxing is an efficient way to get those harmful bacteria out of your body and promote healthy bacteria.
There are different ways to detox. One way is drinking a ton of water. Healthy Living notes that you need to flush out the nasty bacteria by flushing them out with water. Another way could be through sweating it out. You can sit in a sauna for about 20 minutes. But there is one superfood that can help restore your body back to optimal health: Spirulina.
So what exactly is Spirulina? According to MedlinePlus, it’s an organism that grows in both fresh and saltwater. It is a type of bacteria called cyanobacteria, which is often referred to as blue-green algae.
Just like any plant, cyanobacteria are capable of producing energy out of sunlight, through photosynthesis. Alright, enough of the science background of this plant. How does it benefit us and our health?
Well, authoritydiet.com notes that a single tablespoon of dried Spirulina powder has all sorts of important stuff. It has 4 grams of protein, vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Iron. That’s a ton of stuff in just a small amount of plant!
It’s actually mind-boggling how nutritious this plant truly is. So what are its benefits, and how does it actually help us and our health? Well, people are promoting Spirulina as a treatment for various metabolic and health issues according to livescience.com. Metabolic and health issues include weight loss, diabetes, and high cholesterol according to the National Institutes of Health.
LiveScience also notes that Spirulina can also work to help with various mental and emotional disorders such as anxiety, stress, depression as well as ADHD. The site also adds that it can help a range of eclectic health problems like premenstrual symptoms and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis according to the NIH.
BBC’s Good Food notes that though most of the studies on the benefits of Spirulina have mostly been conducted on animals or in small humans, so more research is needed. But those who have been using it, have given a positive review. The site notes that there has been research on the benefits of Spirulina and its positive effects on blood glucose levels.
They also note that in 2017, a paper was published that demonstrated that Spirulina decreased blood glucose levels in diabetic mice. This suggests that this may be beneficial in the future to those with type 1 diabetes. Well-beingsecrets.com notes that besides the fact that this plant is rich in protein, it has a ton of essential amino acids.
But with any new supplement, you’re curious about trying, make sure to consult your doctor or a health professional. Just to make sure! So how do you consume Spirulina? Well, you can stir a small spoonful of it in powder form into a glass of water or juice and drink it straight according to bonapetit.com. Or you can add it to a smoothie.
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