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Spirulina Pacifica: Prehistoric Algae that is packed with nutrition

Updated on October 17, 2011

In recent studies it has been shown that eating more leafy vegetables can reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Leafy vegetables are high in many things like fiber, antioxidants and magnesium. However, fruits we not associated with helping the subjects reduce their risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes. The study was done on about 64,000 Chinese women.

It is a fact that an estimated 19 million people in the EU, about 25 percent of the population, have Type 2 Diabetes. However, this number is expected to climb to about 26 million by the year 2030. In the US, 20 million or about seven percent of the population have Type 2 diabetes. Therefore if more people would just eat foods that are higher in nutrition this number could significantly fall by the year 2030 instead of rise.

Spirulina Pacifica is a Prehistoric Algae that is packed with nutrition. This blue-green algae has been used for billions of years a food source for many living organism, man has finally caught on to the trend and is now using the worlds healthiest food to get healthy and stay healthy. Spirulina is used as a dietary supplement that you can get in powder or capsule form.

There are tons of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and enzymes packed into this, what used to be considered, pond scum. Spirulina nutrition contains many of the nutrients we find in our every day foods such as carrots and dairy products. It 58 times more iron that spinach and 28 time more iron than raw beef liver. It also has 100 times more Beta Carotene than papaya and 25 times more Beta Carotene than carrots.

Spirulina also has essential vitamins such as Vitamin E and Vitamin B12. It also has things like chlorophyll, trace minerals, amino acids, protein, GLA, Phycocyanin. It is a good source of protein which is great for vegetarians and the GLA is a rare fatty oil that is mostly found in plant oils that is said to improve brain function, among a few other things.

Because Spirulina is completely organic it is so easy to digest. There are many more benefits to using Spirulina health products. Chlorophyll is a natural cleanser to the body and is often referred to as nature's green magic. The interesting thing about Spirulina is that it has been around since the prehistoric ages and it is just now being tested.


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      Spirulina Pacifica 6 years ago

      Thanks for the sharing of such information we will pass it on to our readers.

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      beths nutrition 9 years ago

      I suppose people didn't think to listen to "primitive" cultures because eating things like algae seemed so "barbaric." They didn't ask how the other cultures had kept going so long and why they chose this kind of food over the other options which were probably available.

      It's sad that with all our technologies, we think we can produce better food than what nature's given us. Well maybe it's not sad we think that, but it's sad that what we end up producing is so much less nutritious than many of the things our ancestors knew about.

      At least we live in the generation that's waking up to things like this and asking the important questions, right?

      My husband is at risk for diabetes (he's not overweight, it's a family thing), so we're being extra careful to make sure he gets foods that are packed with nutrition and have less fat. A little fat is necessary, of course, but even that can be gotten from things like nuts instead of processed foods.