What is Spirulina? #QoW

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What is Spirulina

Spirulina is basically algae. Yum right? But wait because there’s so much more to this green organism than just the fact it grows in ponds.

Spirulina is old – billions of years old in fact. It forms in warm, fresh bodies of water and its organisms produce protein (your 8 essential amino acids are covered, plus 10 non-essential ones), carbohydrates and vitamins by using light and the water around it.

This incredible substance has so many benefits you would get board reading them all, so here’s the basics:

  • Easy to digest
  • Protects the immune system
  • Low in fat and sodium
  • Reduced cholesterol
  • High in beta carotene – essential for immunity, bone & eye health and much more
  • High in omegas which help fight heart disease, diabetes and arthritis
  • Contains antioxidants to fight free radicals

Spirulina has really earned its superfood status. Don’t be put off by the unique smell – add a scoop to your shake and you won’t even notice!