Spirulina: A possible remedy for malnutrition?

[Global] Spirulina is a superfood that provides powerful nutrition high in protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. It’s a

type of blue-green algae that has been around for a very long time! The history can be found as early as the 9th century Kanem Empire in Chad and is believed that it was the food source used by the Aztecs in 16th century Mexico.

Today spirulina is consumed by millions of people around the globe mostly taken in the form of a dietary supplement as well as a whole food. Current research suggests that spirulina is such a valuable food source to prevent malnutrition.

You can combust malnutrition by using spirulina.

While the wild spirulina is typically grown wild in the alkaline lakes of Mexico and African continent, it is also commercially grown and harvested all over the world. It’s easy to reproduce at a rapid rate of about 30% per day since the organisms clumps together, which makes it easy to harvest. It is a luxury health food.

A few health organizations, such as Antenna India, have been working to develop spirulina programs to address malnutrition. They provide children at risk of malnourishment with spirulina sweets and train other small enterprises to start their own local production for the same purpose. Low cost spirulina is also offered to women in self-help groups who partake in the microcredit programs, which helps participants make a profit selling spirulina to raise awareness about malnutrition.

A group of researchers have shown that children that received spirulina supplements five days a week for two months improved their nutritional and intellectual status compared to those children that did not receive the supplements.

Spirulina is a health of wealth.

The benefits of spirulina have perked the interest with NASA and The European Space Agency. In fact, they are researching the benefits of incorporating spirulina into astronaut’s diet on spaceship and Mars.

You can also enhance your immune system, reduce inflammation, and fight chronic diseases with spirulina. In fact, research has shown benefits to conditions ranging from arsenic poisoning to allergies. According to one study, patients treated with spirulina experienced relief from symptoms of allergic rhinitis, such as nasal discharge, congestion, sneezing, and itching.

Spirulina provides a complete protein, containing about 60% of dried weight, and has all the essential amino acids. It’s rich in lipids and has a good source of vitamin B12. It’s so packed with nutrition, you should really check it out for yourself!

 

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