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Cat Meffan

Spirulina: It’s been with us since life on Earth began.

Those of you who are already into health and fitness will probably have heard  about Spirulina by now, which actually sounds ridiculous as it has been on Earth since life began. Only this year though has healthy eating, fitness and especially the term ‘super food’ come to the masses and now we’re seeing people wandering around with healthy juices and hearing people talk about this amazing green powder called Spirulini, Spirulin, SpiriSpiri… or something like that!

In case you weren’t sure, it’s Spirulina, and this blue-green microscopic plant that has existed on our planet for 3.6 billion years is what  has been getting me up in the mornings for the past five months. That, my job and my alarm clock… and so on!

The ‘magical’ superfood, which springs from warm, fresh water incorporates beta-carotene, iron, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin B complex, chlorophyll, complete protein, GLA and more. Spirulina’s ability to capture the sun’s energy is what makes it one of the most nutritionally dense foods in the world. That’s big talk from such an old plant, but it’s all true.

SLEEPY EYES: I have mine as part of my green smoothie every morning, but you can mix it with water or juice.

SLEEPY EYES: I have mine as part of my green smoothie every morning, but you can mix it with water or juice.

 

So what are the benefits of this so called ‘magical’ powder?*

Even though it’s old and has been used naturally by people since the 9th Century, it wasn’t until that 1970’s that it was actually produced commercially. Today though, you only need to Google the word and a list of shopping results for the immune boosting green powder appears.

Here are my top three brands for Spirulina powder:

1. My absolute favourite Organic Burst: 100g – £10.99

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2. Pukka: 190g – £18.95

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3. Synergy Natural: 100g – $18.95

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I massively recommend adding Spirulina to your day – you’ll really notice a difference! x

*Thanks to Organic Burst for helping provide the benefits. After doing my research, Organic Burst had the most definitive list, so rather than write my own, I thought it would be better to stick with what the experts say! 🙂