Spirulina: An Essential Food - Caties Organics

Spirulina: An Essential Food

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Spirulina is one of the most beneficial foods that you can put into your body. This blue green algae has a rich array of micro and macro nutrients. It has been claimed that spirulina offers the most concentrated nutrition than any other single food source! Including highly absorbable protein and B vitamins. Just a few tablespoons of this throughout the day can add multitudes of nourishment to your diet. Spirulina is also one of the main ingredients in Catie’s Organic Greens, as well as Catie’s Organic Gluten Free Greens. Both pack in the amazing benefits of spirulina!

Spirulina is rich in:

~protein

~complex carbohydrates

~iron

~vitamins A, K, and B complex

~rich in carotenoids: beta carotene, yellow xanthophylls

~chlorophyll

~fatty and nucleic acids

~Plus MANY MORE other phytonutrients

Decades of research has provided evidence that eating beta carotene rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, can give us antioxidant protection to help prevent common, unfortunate degenerative diseases, such as cancer. However, beta carotene  coming from a synthetic has not always shown these benefits, and unwanted side effects have actually been reported.

Spirulina is a very rich source of bioavailable beta carotene. Another green food which is also high in beta carotene is that curly vegetable you’ve been hearing all about lately, which is kale.

If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this would be a very smart addition to your diet. Spirulina is 60-70% pure plant protein that is highly bio available to the human body. Containing all 8 essential amino acids, as well as the 18 total amino acids.

How is the best way to take spirulina?

Well, you could always mix a powdered variety with water or juice. Or you can take spirulina tablets.

But that’s no fun!

Go CRAZY with your spirulina!!! Enjoy indulging in something great for you, and don’t be afraid to get a little bit on your lips either. Remember, green is sexy!

Spirulina has a very mild flavor, and when mixed with things has a very fine and smooth consistency.

Add to:

~Smoothies

~Ice Cream

~Salads/Salad Dressings

~Nut Butters

~Young Thai Coconut Water

~Guacamole with extra lemon juice