Thursday, August 22, 2013

Spirulina New Age “Super food”

Spirulina is 3.6 billion old blue green algae and has been consumed by humans since prehistoric times to fulfil its nutritional needs. It is the richest whole food source and can be fit into any type of dietary regimen as it is free of gluten, low in calories, fats and rich in essential nutrients.

Nutritional merits of Spirulina:

Spirulina dietary Supplement
Nutraculture Spirulina
Nutritional merits of Spirulina are truly unique. It is highest natural source of proteins (56-69%), which are easier to digest and biologically complete, which means that they provide all nine essential amino acids, required by our body. It also includes branched amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) which are very much of importance to the persons who is interested in lean proteins, particularly athletes. Further, it is a very good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids specially GLA.

Health Benefits of Spirulina:

Being a rich source of antioxidants like β-carotene, Vitamin-E, Superoxide dismutase, it helps our body to get rid of free radicals and the damaging effect of free radicals. Its consumption is very useful to anaemic persons as it contains Iron more than 58 times than spinach. It also has porphyrin in it, which is helpful in making of haemoglobin in the body.

Spirulina supplement
Spirulina Supplement
Spirulina can be taken by any age group. As it has negligible calories, it is also suitable for the weight conscious population, because it has its beneficial role in weight management. Adding more to its meritorious candidature, it is good for diabetic patients too, as it has lower glycemic index and helps in blood sugar regulation. Furthermore, presence of high amount of potassium and essential fatty acids in Spirulina helps in maintaining blood pressure and curing cholesterol problem. It increases the amount of HDL i.e. good cholesterol and reduces the level of LDL i.e. bad cholesterol from blood. Spirulina protects our bodies from harmful bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system of body. Spirulina, due to the presence of Phycocyanin in it, has anticancer effect. Phycocyanin also imparts anti inflammation and neuro-protective properties to Spirulina. Spirulina also has protective role in liver and kidney peroxidation. Spirulina is also very much valuable in treating bronchial or allergic asthma. These are some of the merits of Spirulina, which makes it an ideal candidate for Dietary Supplement.