Spirulina is considered as a superfood because it is not essential but nutritionally dense and could be beneficial in case of habitual consumption.
It is a type of blue-green algae that has a high protein and vitamin content, which makes it an excellent dietary supplement for people.
It is a high protein and vitamin algae, that will abort the next benefits:
- PROTEIN: it contributes approximately 57 g of protein in 100 g (1 spoon is the equivalent of 10 g of spirulina, which contains 5 g of protein. The same as yogurt)
- IRON: High iron contribution. One spoon is the equivalent of 5 mg per serving.
- VITAMIN E: vitamin that has antioxidant properties.
- VITAMIN B12: which is NOT bioavailable.
HOW TO INCLUDE IT IN THE DIET
Spirulina is available in powder or tablet form.
As a powder, people can add it to smoothies, in salads or soups, mix it in energy balls or in fruits or vegetables.
Remember that the use of super foods does not replace daily diet. They will be taken as a plus in the feeding. Taking them in isolation Will make no difference in health.