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Supergreens for Health: Spirulina

In Auroville, many people are big fans of Spirulina; it’s even served daily as a condiment in our communal kitchen! While the taste is not for everyone, its nutritional benefits might convince you to give it a try. 

Biologically known as Arthrospira Plantensis, this little blue/green algae gets its name from its spiral shape. It contains the most remarkable concentration and combination of nutrients known in any vegetable, grain or herb. It is interesting to know that Spirulina is a low-fat, low-calorie and cholesterol-free nutrient, and contains over 60% of all digestible vegetable proteins. Loaded with unique phytonutrients like phycocyanin, polysaccharides and sulfolipids, it helps to reduce risks of infection. It also is rich in natural carotenoid and antioxidants that promote health, and chlorophyll, which helps detoxify our bodies of ever-present pollution. It also contains iron, mineral traces, and the rare essential fatty acid.

It might be hard to believe, but Spirulina has been one of the oldest life forms on earth, and it has a long history of safe use. It was employed as a primary source of protein by Aztecs in Mexico over five centuries ago. Indigenous peoples consume Spirulina growing on the American, African and Asian continents today. Now, after almost 3.6 billion years of life on this planet, this nutrient-packed organism is finally getting the popularity it deserves. 

Spirulina grows naturally in mineral-rich alkaline lakes, which can be found on every continent, in an environment that has moderate temperatures and very high levels of sunlight. These kind of lakes are often found near volcanoes or are the result of a meteor impact. In India, one can find Spirulina growing naturally in the beautiful Lonar Crater Lake in Maharashtra.

Lonar Lake: Mysterylake of Maharashtra

Spirulina is a safe and effective wonder food that is highly digestible, with no side effects.

All thanks to its convenient, add-to-anything form and its unique, powerful blend of many vitamins and minerals that boost energy and remove toxins.

Not convinced yet to eat some algae? While the taste is not for everyone, Spirulina’s nutritional value more than makes up for it And if you really find it hard to swallow, consider getting it in capsules

 Enjoy the chance to boost your energy and vitality with nature’s most powerful health supplement!      

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