So this morning, Melvin the Juiceman asked me if I wanted to add a little Spirulina in my smoothie. “Why not?” I replied? When I got into the home I opened up a few raw food books that I have lying around and started reading about this fascinating natural supplement. I mean the benefits are endless…
The “super” algae contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. It’s the highest protein food- over 60% all digestible vegetable protein. It has the highest concentration of beta carotene (anit-cancer antioxidant), vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. These make spirulina a great whole food alternative to isolated vitamin and minerals.
Long time consumers and scientific evidence both suggest 2-5 grams a day bring significant health benefits. This is a teaspoon of powder or 6 to 20 tablets. Take it every day for best results. Because spirulina is a whole food, you can take it alone or with meals.
(Information from healthrecipes.com)