INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: SPIRULINA
If you're a fan of our Emerald Bliss bowl or Green Goddess smoothie, then you’ve had a taste of a very special ingredient: Spirulina.
If you're anything like the majority of us, at some point you've probably wondered, “it sounds healthy… but what is it?”
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae known as cyanobacteria. Its earliest known use dates back to the 16th century, where it was discovered in Lake Texcoco, Mexico. The Aztecs ate spirulina cakes as their primary source of protein for hundreds of years. Today, it is grown from places all over the world such as Mexico and Africa.
It is considered a superfood for its incredible health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, rich in vitamins, and has been known to increase energy, immune function, and weight loss!
Here’s 10 Proven Health Benefits:
1. Nutrient-Dense Superfood
2. Boosts Energy
3. Reduces Blood Pressure
4. Lowers Cholesterol
5. Helps Prevent Cancer
6. Detoxes heavy metals
7. Eliminates Candida
8. Natural Anti-Inflammatory
9. Powerful Antioxidant
10. Helps Treat Anemia
Fun Fact: Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is one of the world's most nutritious, concentrated whole foods in the world. Just one 3-gram serving contains: 3900% more iron than spinach, 600% more protein than tofu, 200% more antioxidants than blueberries!