In simple words, Spirulina is the biomass of blue-green algae, which is eatable for both humans and animals. It is an organism that grows in both fresh and saltwater. NASA once proposed that Spirulina could be built in space by astronauts. It is also able to produce energy while performing photosynthesis. It is used as a dietary supplement that encourages nutritional values in one’s body. The famous Spirulina soup helps to gain high proteins and vitamins and is known as one of the best vegan diets. It is effortless to make.
All you need to do is add one tablespoon of coconut oil with 2cm pieces of finely chopped ginger, ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper and one whole tablespoon ground turmeric in a large saucepan. Sauté it over medium heat and add spinach, finely chopped kale, a handful of parsley and mint. Cook this concoction for over 5 minutes and then add one lemon juice and salt and pepper according to taste. In the end, add the stock of Spirulina and bring it to boil. Turning the heat off, use a stick blender and blend all the mixture until it gets smooth. Your soup is ready.
Benefits Of Spirulina
This easy to cook recipe of soup is a healthy bowl of supplements. Likewise, Spirulina has a good number of benefits, some of which are below:
- Dominant Anti-oxidant Properties
Cancer and other critical diseases usually occur due to oxidative damage to the body cells. It directly affects DNA and encourages chronic inflammation. The main active component of Spirulina that is ‘Phycocyanin’ is the best source of anti-oxidants, which directly fights with the inflammatory molecules.
- Effective Against Anemia
Although more research is being carried in this area nut one study and proved that Spirulina helps to recover from anemia. Anemia grows fatigued and weak in one’s body. It decreases the rate of hemoglobin or red blood cells in the body. Spirulina thus helps to recover the lost percentage of red blood cells. It overall improves the immune system.
- Spirulina Is Rich In Many Nutrients
Intake of dried Spirulina is a widespread practice. A single tablespoon (7 grams) of its powder provides a lot of supplements. These include 4 grams of protein, 21% of RDA copper, and 11% of RDA iron, 4% of RDA Vitamin B3, 15% of RDA Vitamin B2, and 11% of RDA Vitamin B1. I thought of gram by the gram, and each of the constituents It is the only most nutritious food on earth. Also, it provides all the essential amino acids and needful amounts of magnesium and potassium.
- Protects ‘Bad’ Cholesterol From Oxidation
Fats and bad cholesterol in one’s body are very much prone to oxidation. It is key to many critical diseases. Interestingly, It works for both animals and humans’ bodies and reduces the rate of Lipid Peroxidation effectively. It is to note that Spirulina encourages anti-oxidant enzymes in the blood, which is very helpful for the immune system’s functioning.