Spirulina for Weight Loss
Spirulina is just one of 15 super foods in our Organic Active Greens formula. You probably never thought of using green super foods to lose weight but it is most effective and just one healthy side effect of taking Active Greens on a daily basis. Spirulina is not only an excellent source of nutrition, but much more. The Active Greens formula has become a core ingredient in my smoothies and protein drinks. This is another great reason to use Active Greens daily, with a whopping 750mg of high quality organic Spirulina per serving.
Feeling hungry is simply the body telling you it needs nutrients. When you feed yourself poor-quality food regularly your brain triggers your appetite and you feel hungry. You may not crave healthy foods when this happens. In fact you may crave foods high in sugar, wheat, or other highly addictive foods.
So what is Spirulina and how can it help?
Spirulina is a single-cell, microscopic blue-green algae and one of the earliest forms of life on the planet. Spirulina is considered a “superfood” due to its vast array of nutrients, including protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins B, C, E and chlorophyll. Spirulina is typically consumed in the modern diet in capsule, tablet, or powdered form, and may be used as part of a weight loss program. It is found in Active Greens in high absorption powder form and dissolves very effectively in any liquid for rapid absorption into the body. We recommend using alkaline high pH ionized water from one of our pHD Countertop units (see the “Organic Water” tab), for maximum alkalizing effect that will also help prevent chronic disease and ailments including cancer and build your immune system to help resist all the crazy viruses floating around the globe lately, like the West Nile Virus and Ebola, scary!
Here are the 7 essential benefits of consuming Spirulina and how it can help with weight loss:
High Nutrient Content
Often, when you feel hungry your body is creating the effect because it is looking to fill its own need for nutrients. When you feed yourself poor-quality foods regularly your brain will trigger your appetite in an effort to find what it wants. Spirulina, when taken regularly, will increase the concentration of nutrients in your body and may reduce your hunger and food cravings in the process.
High in Protein
Taking Spirulina regularly is ideal for building muscle, if you are on a low-carb diet, due to its high-protein content. Depending on growing conditions Spirulina may contains up to 70 percent protein along with eight essential amino acids. The digestive absorption of the protein in Spirulina is four times greater than that of red meat, according to the experts. Easily digestible protein, combined with a sound exercise plan, can help build lean muscle mass and help your body burn more calories throughout the day.
Low in Calories
It has been reported that Spirulina produces only 3.9 calories for each gram of protein, as compared to 65 calories from red meat. A 500 mg capsule of Spirulina has only two calories, so that regular consumption of Spirulina will provide you with a good portion of your daily nutritional needs without any caloric consequences.
Essential Fatty Acids
Spirulina is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and GLA, or gamma linolenic acid. The greatest concentration of GLA found anywhere is in breast milk, best known for brain development in growing baby. GLA can also help regulate your blood sugar and control insulin levels, which will in turn minimize carbohydrate binging and help you lose weight.
Since Spirulina is a very concentrated nutrient rich whole food which helps to suppress hunger and cravings and gives you a full feeling. One serving of Spirulina an hour before a meal may help to satisfy your appetite so you will eat less. The high protein content may also help with overeating and binge eating. You will be less likely to feel hunger between meals.
Your body will function more efficiently because the food you eat will be more easily digested and eliminated from your body. If food doesn’t linger, there is less time for fat to be stored. Spirulina also boosts healthy bacteria in the intestines which aid in elimination and may even give relief from constipation.
Spirulina is an energy booster, so it helps you burn more calories. It can increase metabolism and keep your body in balance. As we age our metabolism slows down and we can’t eat or digest the large quantities of food we ate when we were younger. Spirulina will get your body feeling younger and healthier in every way. Spirulina may even provide extra energy and brain boosting power when at work. It may improve overall physical condition and help people to feel stronger. It is recommended for athletes, for anyone with poor dietary habits, and for people who want to boost their immune systems
Spirulina is a nutrient packed food and eating healthy, nutritious food should be part of any diet program. Spirulina is not a miracle weight loss cure, but combined with diet and exercise, it can be a very helpful ingredient in your fitness plan. We highly recommend our Organic Active Greens formula in powder or capsules for a generous amount of organic Spirulina and many other super nutritious, organic superfoods, daily! www.ofscinc.com
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