Try as we might, we just cannot escape toxins in our environment. There is artificial coloring in our food, chemicals in the produce and so on. Deceitful farming practices and the ever growing pollution in our surroundings mean that we are carrying around a lot of toxins in our system. This is one of the reasons why so many health issues keep flaring up around us on a daily basis. Even stress is one of the contribution factors to ill health. So what does one do if they want to take care of their health and cannot avoid these toxins due to obvious reasons?
Additionally, these toxins and bacteria don’t leave us alone even after days of encountering them. Our body accumulates these dangerous bacteria in different ways and thus they keep harming us. The food we intake, the drinks we consume, the beauty as well as everyday products we use, all add up to this accumulated mass of bacteria within our body. These harmful bacteria also brings imbalance to the quantity of good bacteria within our body. So how do we get rid of the bad bacteria? The answer lies in detoxing. It is your best bet on getting the nasty bacteria out and keeping the good ones in.
The easiest way to detox your body is through plain old water. Staying well hydrated is good for your overall health and it also expels the unwanted elements out of your body. Drinking plenty of water ensures that the bad bacteria are flushed out of your system on a daily basis.
On the same principle, you can also try sauna to sweat out these toxins. And if that is too much for you, there are certain kinds of foods you can incorporate in your routine which might help you detox.
Today we’ll be telling you about a superfood which can help you detox better and more effectively!
Spirulina is this magic food which can do all of that and more. It is blue green algae which can be found both in fresh water and sea water. It also goes by the name of cyanobacteria. Algaes are just like plants, therefore, spirulina too has the property of using photosynthesis to turn sunlight into energy. But to understand how it can help you flush out toxins from your body, you need to dig a little deeper than that.
Spirulina is a rich source of many dietary requirements. As little as one spoon of this magic food can possess protein, copper, iron, Vitamins B1, B2 and B3. The sheer variety is impressive if you consider that all of these nutrients are coming from a single source. But that’s not all. This plant can help us and our health in a lot of different ways as well. It can help people who are having problems with their metabolism. High cholesterol, diabetes, and weight loss are a few of the issues with which spirulina can help.
Not just that, spirulina has been known to help in cases involving emotional or mental problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and even ADHD. There are also cases where spirulina has been found effective in treating rather eclectic issues such as PMS and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. These findings have been confirmed by the National Institute of Health as well.
Although, remember that most of these researches have been conducted either on animals or children. So how will the plant affect a full grown human is yet to be confirmed! But early users have so far given only positive responses.
The benefits of spirulina also extend up to helping with maintaining blood sugar levels. So far, it has been found effective in bringing down the level of blood glucose in mice with diabetes. Thus the plant is considered to be a plausible alternative for people fighting with type 1 diabetes. Other than proteins, spirulina also contains a lot of amino acids.
Incorporating it in your diet is quite easy as well. You just need to add one spoonful of spirulina powder to either plain water, fresh juice of your choice or any smoothie. Just make sure to consult your doctor before using any new supplement in your diet.