Spirulina is a type of algae. But unlike other algae, it thrives in fresh waters which is high in PH value.
It is rich in nutrients that are essential for our body and brain. For this reason, it can potentially remove nutrition deficiency from the world. On the contrary to most other plants and algae, spirulina can grow in any climatic conditions. Spirulina became more popular when astronauts in NASA started to use it as a food in space.
It can be claimed as the real source of proteins and vitamins. It contains 70 percent of high-quality protein, vitamin-B12, Vitamin-A, phenolic acid, and linolenic acid. Spirulina lacks cell wall made of cellulose, so it is easily digestible.
It supplies us with needed protein, strengthens the immunity system, there by protects us from various diseases, high blood pressure, and cancer. So it is claimed as a Super Food.
As it is rich in antioxidants, it prevents cell damage. It reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Consuming 2 grams of spirulina every day will keep our blood sugar under control. Additionally, it reduces the levels of LDL cholesterol and increases the levels of HDL cholesterol.
It acts as an excellent cure for Allergic Rhinitis.
Arsenic poisoning of ground water and in waters found in many water bodies are extremely harmful to our health. When you grow Spirulina in these arsenic rich waters, it absorbs all the arsenic content in it and provides us with arsenic free water.
Considering all the above benefits, we can definitely call Spirulina as one of the best food in the world.