We live fast paced lives and achieving a diet that is packed with nutrition becomes rather difficult. However what you should know is that are more ways than spending hours preparing meals that pack a punch when it comes to nutrition rich diets.

If you have already not heard about the benefits of this amazing microorganism called spirulina, then let us familiarize you with its benefits.

Spirulina is blue green type of algae and it makes energy from sunlight, much like other plants do. This superfood is grown and harvested in many parts of the world like Africa, Japan, Australia, Mexicon and Hawaii.

It grows well in low-alkaline water and survives in saltwater and fresh water sources.

Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods on our planet. It is an excellent source of proteins, B Vitamins as well as Vitamins C, D, E and Iron too. Consuming one tablespoon of dried spirulina gives your body 21% of the RDA for Copper, and also brings with it excellent quantities of magnesium, potassium and manganese.

Boost your greens
A small scoop of spirulina in your water of juice can help you increase the quota of the greens you consume.

A great detoxification technique for metal like arsenic
There are a handful of options available to treat arsenic poisoning, however, studies show that extracts of spirulina along with zinc supplementation, helps decrease physiological levels of arsenic by 47%.

Lowers inflammation
Spirulina has amazing anti-inflammatory benefits. The good news is that it prevents inflammatory damage from reoccurring.

Make the base green
When making your pizza dough or pasta, add some spirulina to the mix, and get a earthy healthy product.

Great for muscle recovery
If you are an athlete you may often complain of achy muscles after a workout. Exercise induced oxidative damage is common after a workout, and antioxidants help here. Spirulina also helps in increasing endurance and also delays fatigue time.

Including spirulina in your diet is a fabulous idea. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can do so and live a natural and healthy life.