Spirulina — the superfood you may or may not have heard of — comes from a blue-green algae plant found in oceans and salty lakes. Lauded for centuries for its high nutritional value and health benefits, it’s not just a passing health fad.
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Spirulina is typically sold as a powder or tablet and has more iron than raw spinach and more beta-carotene than carrots.
Other health benefits of spirulina include:
- Rich source of non-animal protein.
- Good source of B-vitamins and iron to support metabolism and boost immunity.
- Half a tablespoon fulfills your daily recommended intake of beta-carotene to preserve eye health and promote healthy skin.
It’s easy to incorporate spirulina into your food. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of spirulina powder into smoothies or blend it in with hummus, guacamole or pesto.
– Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD.