Spirulina Crunchies to the Rescue!

02-16-2022 12:13 PM By creative

The Health Benefits of Spirulina

Sprinkle. Crunch. Nourish. Repeat. Smile :)

Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae, believed to be one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

First used by the Aztecs as an endurance-booster, spirulina is considered a superfood — an all-in-one source of nutrients including protein levels comparable to eggs (75% protein in fact!)

The Aztecs also used spirulina to treat various diseases, and legends say that the kingdom’s messengers used the algae to sustain their marathon runs. Modern research supports many of the alleged benefits of taking spirulina, and continues to study its potential for treating health concerns.
Spirulina is a potent source of nutrients. It contains a powerful plant-based protein called phycocyanin. Research shows this may have antioxidant, pain-relief, anti-inflammatory, and brain-protective properties.

One tablespoon of Spirulina contains:
  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams

Spirulina is a good source of: 

  • Thiamine (vitamin B1)
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Copper
  • Iron

Anti-Cancer Properties

Many antioxidants in spirulina have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Chronic inflammation contributes to cancer and other diseases. 

Phycocyanin — the a plant pigment that gives spirulina its blue-green color — has been found to not only reduce inflammation in the body, but also block tumor growth and kill cancer cells. The immune-enhancing protein is being studied for its potential in cancer treatment. 

Heart Health

Research has found that the protein in spirulina can reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol, lowering cholesterol levels. This helps keep your arteries clear, reducing strain on your heart that can lead to heart disease and stroke-causing blood clots.

Its protein also reduces triglyceride levels. These are fats in your blood that can contribute to the hardening of arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatitis. 

Spirulina increases nitric oxide production in your body as well, which helps your blood vessels relax. Studies show that this can reduce your blood pressure, lowering your heart disease risk. 

Allergy Relief

The anti-inflammatory effect caused by spirulina’s antioxidants may help people with allergies caused by pollen, animal hair, and dust. One study found that symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and itching were reduced significantly in participants, suggesting that spirulina may be a good alternative to allergy medications. 

Immune System Support

Spirulina is rich in a range of vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, like vitamins E, C, and B6. Research finds that spirulina also boosts the production of white blood cells and antibodies that fight viruses and bacteria in your body. 

Laboratory studies show that spirulina can fight herpes, flu, and HIV — though much more research is needed to test these effects in humans. 

May Maintain Eye and Oral Health

Spirulina is concentrated with zeaxanthin, a plant pigment that may reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related vision loss.
Its antibacterial properties may also help promote good oral health. One study found that spirulina-enhanced mouthwash reduced dental plaque and the risk of gingivitis in participants. Another study showed it lowered the risk of oral cancer in people who chew tobacco.

So - what makes Spirulina Crunchies Different? A totally fantastic super green CRUNCH with a superior savory flavor! Our Spirulina is 100% pure and naturally grown with nothing added. it is low-temp dried rather than low-temp freeze-dried, retaining the microscopic spiral structure upon drying and preserving the incredible nutrient and enzyme qualities. Vivapura Spirulina is hand-cultivated and crafted on a small family farm in Costa Rica for a superior quality product. Spirulina is truly one of Nature's richest Superfoods. It is a natural, whole, nutrient-dense, microscopic, edible, blue-green algae packed with complete and absorbable protein, chlorophyll, antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. It is a balanced whole food that contains over 100 synergistic nutrients that are easily assimilated. Spirulina is literally at the bottom of the food chain - a concentrated "nutrient soup" from which all life can be nourished! Spirulina is a power-packed green food from the sea that has served as a significant food source for the Mayan and Aztec peoples (who were known to mix it with cacao - yum!) and Africans. One of the world's healthiest foods, treat yourself to the wonder of Spirulina! 

Add it to smoothies, breakfast bowls, as a savory salad topper, mix it with cacao like the Aztecs- it adds a delightful crunch to virtually any dish!

"With the proper diet, no doctor is necessary. With the improper diet, no doctor can help." -Dr. Gabriel Cousens

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This blog post was created with love by Cassandra Elaine, Vivapura Superfood Artist
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