Spirulina: The miracle Superfood
You must have heard your mother constantly say “eat your greens! They will keep you healthy”
Turns out, she is right…
Plants consists of most of the nutrients that you require for a healthy and fit body. Spirulina is one such neglected “greens” food that has been used as food in some countries for more than 100 years!
This blue-green algae is one of the oldest living organism on the earth, first consumed by the Aztecs as a source of protein. Growing in alkaline water, it makes its own food by photosynthesis and is found in warm regions all over the world.
Spirulina has recently attracted everyone’s attention due to its marvellous health benefits giving it the superfood status.
What is a superfood?
It’s basically food that is super(ior) in nutrient content compared to other regular foods. Superfoods usually consists of tremendous amount of nutritional benefits with very few calories.
Why is Spirulina a superfood?
Spirulina can be called a superfood as it is superior in proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant content.
Spirulina is economical, sustainable and proteinaceous making it the true food of the future.
It consists of about 60% proteins, making it a rich source of protein compared to other food sources. It is as high as the amount of proteins obtained from animal sources. Spirulina is packed with abundant of antioxidants that help in protecting the body against oxidative stress and boosts immunity. It has also known to have an equivalent amount of calcium as that of milk.
Spirulina also contains plenty of micronutrients like:
- Essential Fatty Acids and Linolenic Acids
- Minerals Like: Iron, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium
- Vitamins Like: Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Niacin, Folate, Vitamin A, B6, and K
All these are vital for your overall growth and development.
Spirulina can be a preferable choice for vegans and vegetarians who are unable to receive sufficient of these nutrients because of their animal and dairy origin.
Moreover, Spirulina consists of Phycocyanin, a blue green pigment which is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that helps in protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals, help in protecting the brain, and relieving pain.
Due to these miraculous properties of Spirulina, it is able to support better health and wellbeing by:
- Protecting heart health
- Lowering high blood pressure
- Lowering high cholesterol levels
- Maintaining blood glucose level
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Aids eye and oral health
- Speeds up the digestion process
- Supports brain and nervous system functioning
- Boosts immunity
- Lowers allergies
- Assist in overall growth and development
Spirulina is known to be bitter in taste, and hence is not consumed directly, but along with yoghurt, water, etc. Consuming it in supplement form is the best way to get maximum benefits from a single dosage.
AFD Pharma, a division of Anglo French Drugs and Industries Ltd. has just the supplement for you.
AFD Shield is the best antioxidant supplement consisting of strong antioxidant ingredients like CoQ10 that boosts immunity by reducing the inflammation caused by free radicals, viruses, and bacteria. CoQ10 plays role in promoting heart health, diabetic health, and managing hypertension.
AFD Shield also consists of a superfood, Spirulina that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage.
Algal DHA present in AFD Shield is helpful in reducing the blood cholesterol levels, thus naturally maintaining a normal blood pressure.