Spirulina: A Boon for Vegetarian

March 7, 2019 Health News No Comments

Spirulina is a micro-alga in nature
that has been consumed for centuries because of its innumerable health
benefits. Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae, a plant-like organism that
grows in warmer waters. This type of algae can grow in freshwater, springs and
salt water.

Spirulina, which contains an array of
nutrients, has been consumed for centuries as a healthy food source. This algae
is found all over the world and has a long history in many different cultures
from the Aztecs to ancient Africans. People throughout history have consumed
spirulina as a whole food; however, it is often dried and ground into a powder
or packaged into tablet form.

What makes it a special ingredient for
vegetarian population?

High in
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Spirulina
contains omega
3 fatty acids
, including EPA and DHA. This alga is at the bottom of the food
chain in salt water and freshwater environments. Its omega 3 content
contributes to the omega 3 content of the fish that feed off of it. A great
alternative for the vegetarians, who do not prefer consuming fish oils for
omega-3 fatty acids.

Excellent
Source of Vitamin B12: 

Since
your body cannot make Vitamin B12, you need to provide it from the external
sources. The only issue that the vegetarians face is the sources of Vitamin B12
that usually comes from the non-veg food. Spirulina provides vitamin B12, which
makes this non-animal source of B12 great for vegetarians, as non-animal
sources of this vitamin are few.

High in
Protein:

Spirulina
has very high protein content; over half of these algae are made up of protein.
In fact, protein makes up about 60 to 70 percent of Spirulina’s dry weight.
Furthermore, it is considered to be a complete protein as it contains all the
essential amino acids. This makes it again a great source of protein especially
for vegetarians.

Rich in Iron
and Vitamin C:

The
best way to avoid anemia is to improve the consumption of iron rich food.
Spirulina is a wonder herb, with high amount of iron per serving and is
absorption is also much superior than compared with any plant food. In addition
to iron, it also has significant amount of Vitamin C, making the absorption way
superior.

Abundant in
Other Vitamins and Minerals
: These Blue – Green Algae
is also high in vitamins and mineral. This algae absorbs minerals from its
environment, so the exact amounts of minerals varies greatly in spirulina,
which is cultivated all around the world.

Packed with Antioxidants: Antioxidants present in Spirulina makes sure to
protect us against the heart disease, cancer and common cold and flu. It also
helps in effective ageing, making your skin look youthful and glowing.

GNC being committed to
spreading health and nutrition through its genuine supplements brings to you Spirulina
Supplement
. It is rich in
omega-3 fatty acids, iron, chlorophyll and protein. This supplement is
completely safe for consumption unlike other forms of spirulina.