What’s Old is New (And Bluegreen) Again
You are what you eat. It’s an old idea that is finally being accepted by mainstream health experts. It seems like every week a new food achieves “superfood” status. And while there are many excellent sources of prime nutrition, even amongst the superfoods, one stands out as a superstar: SoulFresh Spirulina.
What is SoulFresh Spirulina?
SoulFresh Spirulina is an amazingly nutritious whole food. It is a natural micro-algae that is nutrient dense, containing all the essential and non-essential amino acids your body needs, along with an impressive, plant-based protein level that provides over 58%. Spirulina is loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory benefits—and it’s easy to digest. Research conducted by NASA showed that 1kg of Spirulina has the nutritional equivalent of 1000 kg of fruits and vegetables! Pretty impressive.
What Are the Nutritional Benefits of SoulFresh Spirulina?
One tablespoon of dried spirulina is a nutritional powerhouse, containing more:
anti-oxidants than blueberries
beta-carotene than carrots
iron than spinach
calcium than milk
protein than steak
…and is Vegan and Paleo approved!
Why Choose SoulFresh Spirulina?
SoulFresh produces spirulina differently than any other company. Our spirulina isn’t grown in the wild, but rather in a controlled aquaculture-farming environment that utilizes filtered, fresh water from a New England reservoir. It is produced using a sustainable, environmentally-friendly system with a low-energy technology. Our spirulina is grown year-round, while other growers closer to the equator have to shut down during the hot, summer months. Our crop is harvested daily, dried at low temperatures, packaged and shipped to customers efficiently to preserve the product’s freshness. A considerable amount of the spirulina currently sold in the US is produced oversees, where it is stored and shipped over long periods of time. Many of these growers employ environmentally unfriendly business models with a considerable carbon footprint.
How Can Spirulina Benefit You?
Studies on conditions ranging from diabetes to allergies, heart disease to cancer (and more) have demonstrated that this natural wonder can have a dramatic effect on your health.
Spirulina may be part of an anti-inflammatory regimen:
Cutting-edge research is demonstrating the role that chronic inflammation plays in a wide variety of today’s most significant health issues, including cancer. A healthy diet is a key weapon to fight off inflammation. But in our industrialized food system where it’s difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs each day, spirulina is an excellent option. The naturally-occurring phycocyanin that gives spirulina its blue-green color is also what gives it the ability to fight free radicals and inhibit inflammation.
Spirulina & gut health:
Today’s western diet of processed foods rich in sugar and unhealthy fats has contributed to an imbalance of microflora in most American’s digestive tracts. It can also contribute to autoimmune diseases. Spirulina has been shown to improve the bacterial balance in the intestines.
Spirulina can boost your immune system:
By bolstering your body’s store of nutrients known as polysaccharides, spirulina can serve as a powerful immunity booster.
Spirulina may help manage diabetes:
Studies have shown that consuming spirulina may help to reduce blood sugar level by a large enough margin to gain some attention by nutritionists.
Spirulina may can decrease the risk of heart disease:
Studies have shown that spirulina may lower bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising good HDL cholesterol. Spirulina may also help reduce blood pressure, another risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and even kidney disease.
Spirulina may help with weight loss:
Spirulina provides you with a wealth of nutrients for a very low calorie count. Studies have shown that people who consume spirulina every day for three months tend to reduce their BMI. One reason for this effect is that spirulina has also been shown to boost metabolism, which increases energy levels and the number of calories burned each day.
Spirulina reduces allergy symptoms:
In 2013, a study showed that spirulina reduced nasal inflammation and histamine reactions, relieving symptoms such as nasal congestion/runny nose and itching.
Spirulina is compatible with many of today’s healthiest diets, including:
Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Whole30, Keto and low fat
There Are Numerous Ways To Consume SoulFresh Spirulina in Your Daily Diet:
Add SoulFresh spirulina powder to your morning or afternoon smoothies
Sprinkle SoulFresh CrunchLina on salads, yogurt, oatmeal, cereals
Include in sauces like pesto or dips like guacamole
Add into SoulFresh spirulina powder on baked goods