Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae rich in protein, beta carotene, chlorophyll, anti-oxidant, minerals and other essential nutrients that our body need. It is easily digested and absorbed by the body. Also ,it is well-known as one of the best alkaline food.
Spirulina is a microalgae that has been consumed for centuries due to its high nutritional value and
supposed health benefits. Today, popular lifestyle personalities endorse Spirulina as a secret, potent
"superfood," a "miracle from the sea."
Many people promote Spirulina as a treatment for a range of metabolism and heart health issues,
including weight loss, diabetes and high cholesterol
Spirulina contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and
iron. It also has essential amino acids (compounds that are the building blocks of proteins). In fact,
protein makes up about 60 to 70 percent of Spirulina's dry weight.
Another study of 52 adults, ages 37 to 61, examined Spirulina's effects on people recently found to
have high cholesterol. Study participants took 1 gram of Spirulina supplements a day for 12 weeks,
and gave fasting blood samples at the beginning and end of the study. By the end of the experiment,
average levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol and the potentially harmful LDL (low-density
lipoprotein) cholesterol decreased