Where did Aquaman get all his super swimming powers? It’s the same place salmon does, and that’s Algae! Algae comes in the form of green, blue-green or brown seaweed and is a complex superfood.
Clinical studies published in Chemosphere Journal suggests blue-green algae like Chlorella aids in detoxifcation of polychlorinated dibenzodioxins in humans and may help heal radiation exposure.
Algae of all types stimulates the immune system, increases white blood cells and promotes healthy flora in the colon. It is a beneficial treatment for infection, anemia, obesity, in ammation and toxicity and should be included in any healthy diet in one of its forms.
Algae is excellent for supporting a healthy digestive system and its high fiber content makes it an e ective detox. Green algae reduces cholesterol, prevents allergic reactions and is thought to counter the development of abnormal growths. It is also high in beta-carotene, vitamin D and gamma linoleic acid (GLA) as well as providing nine essential amino acids.
Blue-green algae is a source of vitamin B12 along with 22 amino acids, making it excellent for aiding digestion. Spirulina is another type of blue-green algae that is 65-71% protein. Nicknamed the “food of the future”, it has 8 essential amino acids and is a good source of omega-3 fats.
Research Published in PubMed also found blue-green algae has anti-tumor properties and enhances vascular function, wound healing, and immune function.
Brown algae is known for it’s weight loss bene ts, having a super nutrient called Fucoxanthin. Studies done at Hokkaido University indicate fucoxanthin promotes fat burning by increasing expression of thermogenin. In the study, participants took a combination of fucoxanthin with pomegranate seed oil and lost 11 pounds over 16 weeks. As well as purifying the blood, brown algae acts as a natural detoxi er.
I get my algae in powder form. I take 1 scoop daily in water and alternate taking it with juicing vegetables. Look for brands that are RAW or processed at low
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