Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Superfood of the Week!

Spirulina, Nature’s Superfood

Spirulina is a wonderful supplement to take for a number of reasons. It has been experimentally known to treat certain allergies, anemia, cancer, liver toxicity, viral and cardiovascular diseases, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and triglycerides and a weakened immune system. It is a rich source of amino acids, chlorophyll, B vitamins, GLA, carotenoids, and other nutrients. Spirulina has been shown to have immune-enhancing effects, it detoxifies heavy metals, and it protects against radiation sickness. A phytonutrient in spirulina known as phycocyanin has been shown to stimulate the production of blood cells as well.  This is the spirulina product that I have and it's made right here in Kona, Hawaii!  While the price may seem high, there are 151 servings in this 16 oz. bottle. One serving a day is what I recommend.  That's a good 5 month supply!  I usually add it to smoothies, but you can sprinkle it on a salad or incorporate it into dressings and even baked goods, although I've never tried it.  I'll be thinking of more ways to incoporate this superfood as the days here on the Big Island progress, and if you have any ideas send them my way.

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