Consider Spirulina as a super food, which has a lot of health benefits and is very popular for its virtues on beauty.
Spirulina is a freshwater algae of the family Cyanophyceae, also called "blue-green algae". Known and used for millennia, it is grown mainly in Hawaii, Cuba, Mexico, India and others. Spirulina is undoubtedly the best ally beauty and health. It is a product rich in vitamins, proteins and amino acids.
It is an incredible source of protein - from 55% to 70%. That is to say, it has three times more protein than beef and twice as much as soy, but it depends on the quality of spirulina. Spirulina is also an excellent source of iron - from 3 to 8mg per 5g. It also contains zinc, selenium, manganese, magnesium and potassium. It is also rich in calcium and beta-carotene.
Spirulina for health
It helps to regulate LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), but also to increase the levels of HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). The seaweed is very rich in vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, and omega 6. Consumption stimulates the immune system and protects against diseases. Antioxidants protect the body from oxidative stress too. This food is used to fight anemia, regulate insulin levels and prevent cardiovascular disease. Spirulina is also effective in reducing the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. It is advisable to take spirulina from 1g to 5g per day. If necessary to reduce meat consumption, spirulina can be a substitute, thanks to its high protein content.
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The benefits are many, it is ideal to treat and protect the hair. You can use it in powder and make a mask , or even a natural shampoo. As an effect, it will promote the synthesis of keratin and accelerate hair growth. At the same time it is a natural and very effective product against hair loss and the appearance of white hair. The use of this seaweed accelerates the regrowth of nails too.
How to have shiny hair
- Mask to nourish and moisturize hair
Mix 1 tbsp. to s. Spirulina powder and 3 tbsp. to s. of aloe vera gel and apply the mask on dry hair and then massage. Leave 30 minutes and then rinse.
Spirulina powder to prepare a mask
This seaweed has many virtues on the skin, thanks to its wealth of vitamins and minerals. It is anti-wrinkle, helps keep the skin healthy and improve elasticity. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin deeply and also helps fight acne. To enjoy the revitalizing properties, simply mix these ingredients:
- 2 tbsp. to s. Spirulina powder, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tbsp. to s. vegetable oil preferred. Mix well to form a paste and apply on the face. Wait 30 minutes and rinse. The skin is more lively and soft.
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