Spirulinα is among the world’s top nutrition supplements, in the form of dried powder or pill, whereas the blue spirulina is considered one of the most modern, healthy nutritional dietary trends in 2018-19.
Spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria often referred as blue-green algae that grows naturally in oceans and alkalic lakes rich in metals. It has deep green colour coming from its two dominant ingredients, the chlorophyll with intense green colour and the phycocyanin, a strong antioxidant substance with a unique blue colour. In Greece, it thrives in the region of Nigrita at Serres.
It is ideal choice for vegetarians or vegans also for athletes and people who work out systematically and intensively.
With two spirulina pills in the morning and two in the afternoon i survived the very demanding weekly ashtanga yoga retreat with Day Christensen last October, two hours mysore practice early morning and two hours very hard working out early afternoon.
- is high content in excellent quality protein – comparable to eggs
- is packed with iron whereas it contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese.
- is rich in vitamins of B complex that increase the energy levels, boost the immune system and helps the good health of the nervous system
- is loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- contributes in the health of digestive system
- boosts the fullness feeling and hold the desire for food
- helps in controlling the body weight
A single tablespoon of dried spirulina powder has only 20 calories, 4 grams protein, that gives all the essential amino acids the human body needs, 1,7 gram digestible carbs and one gram of healthy fat.
It is advised to ask your doctor before you add it in your dietary programme specially in case of pregnacy or breast feeding or any kind of drug therapy.
The isolation of the phycocyanin substance from spirulina with the extraction method is leading to dried blue spirulina powder. Its colour is absolutely natural whereas blue spirulina maintains many benefits of the usual spirulina without its ugly intense taste. This is the magic of blue spirulina.
Blue spirulina powder has not been launced yet in Greece. I discovered it on the shelves of specialised organic stores of London, where i spend a lot of my time wandering around. But you can order it online.
Impress first of all yourself, by adding a teaspoon of dried blue spirulina powder in your smoothies, acai bowls, morning porridges, pancakes, birthday cakes, chia puddings, bringing the exotic blue of ocean and sky in your daily life.