Spirulina: Superfood for the New Year

By Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt

spirulina250x200I was thinking about my typical resolutions for the new year: lose weight, get more exercise, spend more time with my family—resolutions that almost everyone has. And I realized that all of these require that I be as healthy as I can be.

I was going through my bookshelves and found Rosemary Gladstar’s small book, Herbs for Longevity & Wellbeing. She’s an incredible herbalist. I’ve been to her Sage Mountain home in Vermont several times for herbal courses. She also has an outstanding home-study course called the Art & Science of Herbalism. I turn to it regularly for information.

Rosemary has a list of superfoods that give whole-spectrum nutrients as Nature can do. One of these is spirulina, a freshwater blue-green algae that was one of the very first plants on our earth.

Amazingly, spirulina is 60–70% pure protein, second only to dried whole eggs in protein. It is rich in omega-6 gammalinolenic acid (GLA) and B vitamins.

Spirulina has been used by many cultures for hundreds of years, but only recently in North America. It is available in powder and capsules. Rosemary recommends 6–10 capsules daily.

Remember: this is food, not medicine! The powder is less expensive than the capsules. It can be mixed with soups, used on salads, or even in blender drinks.

Wendy


By Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt| January 02, 2009
Categories:  Blog

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