Sport, Health, Be in shape and Vitality through the Spirulina
In a blue-green color, the Spirulina is an alga highly consumed and recognized for its many benefits. Discovered in the 16th century during the Spanish expeditions, the Spirulina had been always used by the Aztecs. Its use is especially recommended for athletes, people suffering from chronic fatigue or nutritional deficiencies.
The Spirulina is comprised of 50 to 70% protein. 3 tablespoons of Spirulina represent 500 grams of beef! The Consumption of the blue-green alga is recommended for people following a vegetarian diet, for adults and children whose nutrition doesn’t provide the recommended doses of protein and for athletes.
The Spirulina contains 17 amino acids, which 8 are essential to the functioning of the body: tryptophan, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, theronine, valine, leucine and isoleucine.
Consumed in addition to a balanced diet, the Spirulina fills vitamin deficiencies. The alga is rich in vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B8, B12, K and beta-carotene. Its content of provitamin A (beta-carotene) is up to 30 times higher than the carrot! Its capacity in vitamin B12 is 4 times higher than the raw liver, considered as an excellent source of contribution to the body. Vitamin B12 and beta-carotene are involved in cell renewal, and are essential to the body. The antioxidant actions of the beta-carotene help the body to fight against the appearance of cancer cells.
The Spirulina also has essential fatty acids like Omega 6 which constitute an energy input and have part to fight against inflammation.
The Spirulina partly owes its color to chlorophyll! The Chlorophyll has a purifying action. It detoxifies the body and helps in eliminating the harmful heavy metals. It helps to reduce the bad cholesterol.
It is advisable to consume between 2 and 6 grams of spirulina per day, to benefit from all of its propreties. The Spirulina is recommended for athletes. It helps them to recover after exercise, and to fight against the muscle fatigue. The Spirulina protects the body and improves the immune system. Parents can give their children a small dose before the winter, to avoid that they get sick.
Spirulina is also useful in reducing cholesterol. It is also a real beauty ally, which improves the general condition of the nails, skin and hair. Finally, it would also have a part in the improvement of the mental state, and therefore in the fight against stress and depression.
Valebio offers many recipes using Spirulina in order to vary the pleasure to consume Spirulina as Smoothies, Salads, and Cranberries.
Attention, the Spirulina doesn’t make lose weight! However, it is an excellent slimming supplement food recommended in cases of a nutritional diet. It acts as an appetite suppressant, and helps in regulating appetite. Through its high protein content, its regular consumption reduces the feelings of being hungry.
In addition, its richness in vitamins and minerals helps to fill the deficiencies that may occur in case of diet for losing weight.
The hyper-protein composition of spirulina, make of the alga the ideal nutritional supplement for athletes. Its consumption promotes the muscle development, develops the muscle mass and reduces the risk of cramp. Many top athletes use it for their muscular reconstruction after an intense effort, and to help their bodies to manage regular and intensive sports sessions.