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Spirulina: A Luxury Health Food and a Possible Panacea for Malnutrition

Spirulina Health Benefits

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  • Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is an incredible superfood that provides a concentrated source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients
  • In the US, spirulina is mostly known as a nutritional supplement, however, in other parts of the world, spirulina is regarded as a valuable food source to prevent malnutrition
  • Children who received a spirulina supplement daily five days a week for two months had better nutritional status and improved intellectual status compared to those who did not
  • Spirulina is so nutritionally dense that NASA and The European Space Agency are researching the benefits of incorporating it into astronauts’ diets on spaceships and on Mars
  • Spirulina shows promise for fighting a wide variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, HIV, allergies, and more

By Dr. Mercola

Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is an incredible superfood that provides a concentrated source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. As one of the oldest life forms on Earth, the use of spirulina as a food source dates all the way back to 9th century Chad, and it is believed spirulina was used by the Aztecs in 16th-century Mexico.


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