We’ve all seen it, the green stuff lurking on the counters of health food stores. Trendy peoples walking around sipping on bright green smoothies. But what exactly is that deep green stuff? It’s an algae called Spirulina that grows in tropical waters. Before you are overcome with nausea at the thought of consuming a slimy algae, let’s review it’s benefits. Spirulina usually comes in tablet or powdered form. It is a super food packed with nutrients that boost the immune system, reduce fatigue and increase mental and physical alertness. So add it to your drink and bottom’s up to this green super food.
- Spirulina is a great supplement for immune support and mental alertness
- Is available at health food stores and is a good alternative protein for vegetarians
- Grows in tropical lakes and was used by the Aztecs in the 16th century
“From vitamins to minerals, Omega 3 fatty acids and macronutrients such as protein, spirulina has one of the best nutrient profiles of any naturally occurring food.”