Saturday, December 11, 2010

Spirulina The Best Whole Food On Earth


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My FIL who is 73 years old has been eating Spirulina for the last 15 yrs, and recently I did some research online and amazed by its nutritional value. I have begun to eat this and also told my hubby to have it regularly.

So what is Spirulina ?

UN-WHO ranks the Spirulina the "Most Ideal Food of Mankind in 21st Century", UNFC evaluates it as "Super Nourishing Food"

Upon testing it NASA scientists found 1 kg of Spirulina nutritionally equal to 1000 kg of assorted vegetables.

This superfood is a immortal life form renewing it self for over 3.3 billion years.Today it is consumed by health conscious people all over the world.Its exceptional nutritional value was recognized and consumed by ancient aztecs.

For Protien:
Spirulina is the richest source of protien in the world. It contains all the 18 amino acids the building blocks of protien.

For Iron:
Spirulina is the richest source of assimilable iron in the world

Other Vitamins and Minerals
Spirulina contains all the essential vitamins and minerals like B1, B2, B6, B12, Vitamin E, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorus. Know more http://www.naturalways.com/spirulina-analysis.htm

For Anti-aging Benefits:
It is the ideal anti-aging food: high nutrient value,easily digestable and loaded with antioxidants. It is the richest source of beta-carotene required for healthy eyes and vision.As people age many dont eat enough and experience low energy can benefit with spirulina.

Over the last 30 years worldwide medical research has discovered spirulina helps combat problems like diabetes,anaemia and atmospheric pollutio.It helps combat free radicals which are produced by every human being which are assentially unstable molecules that cause ailments like cancer,arthiritis,cataract and premature aging.

For Pregnancy:
The best food for pregnant women as it a perfectly balanced amino acid profile.It natural iron and folic acid improve haemoglobin levels in the blood and also increases lactation in nursing mothers. Spirulina contains all the 18 amino acids in the exact proportion to mother’s breast milk.

For Cancer Prevention
Spirulian has phycocyanin which stimulates hematopoiesis (the creation of blood) and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells. Based on this effect it has been approved in Russia as a medicine food for treating radiation sickness. Studies have shown spirulina or its extracts can prevent or inhibit cancers in
humans.

For Stress Management
The richest source of vitamin B-12 which helps to over stress by soothing the nerves.

For Skin
Spirulina contain polysaccharides like green (chlorophyll) which harnesses the suns energy which is considered to be a natural cleanser.

For Heart
The richest source of GLA. Most heart ailments are caused by buildup of low density lipids (low cholesterol). GLA dissolves these deposits. It is the perfect heart healthy food.

For Children
For children there can be no better source of nutrition. Read more on how malnutrition in children has been combated with spirulina .. http://www.antenna.ch/en/malnutrition/spirulina-study.html

How much Spirulina is needed for health ?
It is recommended to have 3 gms a day for adults and 1 gm for children

How to eat Spirulina ?
As Spirulina is a whole food it can be taken alone or with meals

How to compare the nutritional value of Spirulina with other food ?







Is spirulina considered vegetarian food ?
It is one of the chosen food eaten by vegetarians and vegans all over the world


Where to buy Spirulina ?
It is available in most indian pharmacuetical shops

Which brand to use ?
There are many brands that manufacture spirulina , I use Parry Brand which manufactures organic spirulina , approved by USFDA, Japanese and European Health Standards.

How much does it cost ?
Rs 225 (approx 5 USD) in India (for 100 capsules , 500mg/capsule)

58 comments:

Sayantani said...

thanks for sharing this. was thinking of incorporating this in our daily diet wwill check now.

Arti said...

Never heard of it! This looks a great additional supplement Satya... though I am a bit vary of these off-the- counter tablets!!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

That's quite an interesting information, never heard about this. Thank you for sharing this.

indianspicemagic said...

I studied about this in my PG.Spirulina is good for keeping skin young .






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Nice post Satya..Have heard about this..It is better to buy a few and try to check whether it suits the person and then continue taking it..:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Archana said...

Thanks Satya! Quite informational. How I wish all food came in tablet forms!

Jay said...

wow Satya..very informative post dear...
Tasty appetite

bhumika said...

hey dats nice..bt is dis veg ??

Kurinji said...

Very informative post and thanks for sharing.

Kurinji

Satya said...

@bhumika
spirulina is a microscopic aquatic plant
http://www.womenfitness.net/protien-option.htm

Santosh Bangar said...

very good information .is it availble in India?

Satya said...

@santosh
Yes it is a indian brand manufactured by Parry...details provided in end of article

Kiran said...

Very useful info.Thanks for sharing.

harini-jaya said...

quite informational! thx

divya said...

Wow..very good information dear...thanks for sharing..

kanthi said...

Good informative post sathya dear..

harini-jaya said...

this is available in GNC in the US..100 caplets about $8..

Paaka Shaale said...

Awesome post Satya!!! Will surely incorporate spirulina in my diet :)

Chanchal said...

great info..thanks for sharing..

Chanchal
RecipeRaaga.com

Satrupa said...

Satya .....This is quite interesting and informative. Thanks for sharing

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

savitha ramesh said...

very interesting

Swathi said...

Nice info Satya. Thanks for sharing.

Vasavi Suresh said...

Heard a couple of times but never knew it's so beneficial. Thanks for sharing..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Thanks for sharing this info Satya.Nice of you!

Priya said...

I never know about this, quite informative, thanks for sharing..

Raina said...

I have never heard of this. Very interesting. Thank you.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

thanks for sharing dear..

Priya Sreeram said...

very informative- thanks for sharing !

Madhu said...

I usually take a multivitamin tablet a day. Nice information!

Krishnaveni said...

thanks for this review sathya

Anonymous said...

Sathya, how is this taken beside swallowing each capsule?

Sowmya said...

That's good information, thanks for sharing!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats an informative post about the capsules! Thanks for sharing!

Soumya said...

very informative post...thanks for sharing Satya...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Thanks for sharing dear! Guess I should be taking them too ;)

Anu said...

Informative post..

Chitra said...

Nice post. useful info for all :)

Jay said...

Hy dear,
Have a surprise for you in my space..check out..
Tasty appetite

s said...

great info..i need to chk if its avaulable here though.

Kitchen Boffin said...

sounds interesting... never had all these informations about it..
thanks for sharing...

Fathima said...

that is def some useful info... should try to get dome spirulina!

Mriganayani said...

I love the spirulina juices and shakes we get here. Truly good food!

Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh said...

dear satya, i really impressed. your blog is very interesting and informative. your posts are awesome.please welcome on my blog.

Vani said...

Good info there. Gotta include this in our daily regimen.

Manasi said...

I have been thinking of taking this as a supplement , with ur post, that thought will go into action :)

Vegetarian Zest said...

This is a very nice article that you have written. Infact, i take spirulina everyday and it keeps me active.

Sweet Artichoke said...

A very interesting and informative post!

I have an award for you on my blog :-)

Arti said...

Hope you are well Satya... Not heard from you since long!
Have a wonderful week:-)

Akila said...

i have not heard of the spirulina before... now i will surely search for it in some medical shops....

thanks for the wonderful post dear....

NIDHYA said...

Great info, never heard of it.. will search for it.

Aaha Oho

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

great information dear... my FIL is of the same age... today itself i will recommend this to him..thanks.. by the way i m going to make your spinach mushroom quiche today...will let you knw the result sooon.. :)

Indranee said...

Great to come by your blog...you have a collection of wonderful recipes and cooking tips!

Di said...

*Great* informative post! I've been taking spirulina consistently for a month and feel remarkably and noticeably different. Now I swear by it and will never stop taking it! ~Di

Kannan said...

Very informative.

nirupama.sriram said...

Very informative post. Thanks for posting.
Regards,
Nirupama

Karunya said...

I never knew Spirulina has so many benefits, although I do consume these tables :)
Thanks for the post

hazel said...

hi! i just read all about spirulina, my grand mother is 73 yrs old, she had a high blood pressure and she take a medicine for high blood pressure, she also take medicine for TB, i just want to ask if its ok to take spirulina eventhough she had so many medicine to take up..thanks

Satya said...

@hazel
this is completely safe as it is a whole food n not a medicine ,it has been recommended to my FIL by a doc ,now my FIL is 75yrs old..i guess u can go ahead

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