Month: September 2016

September 21, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist
Immunity with Spirulina Soup
Immunity with Spirulina Soup

Immunity with Spirulina Soup

Changing weather, pollution, dirt and unclean environment makes us susceptible to diseases. New Age Nutrition with their Spirulina recipes helps moms keep their family hale and healthy. Here’s one recipe to increase immunity with Spirulina Soup

 

Sure, Spirulina is good for you, but this nutrient-dense micro algae is not exactly the tastiest superfood. That said, there are also plenty of spirulina recipes that actually taste good. And most of these recipes mask the flavor of spirulina with other, more palatable flavors.

 

Healthy Spirulina Soup

The Nutrients from this home soup will boost immunity and health in many ways. It will lower the risk, have a protective effect and improve the symptoms for the a number of ailments. A few of those ailments include forms of cancer, cataracts, muscular degeneration, arthritis, heart attack, stroke, asthma, high blood pressure, migraines, decline in brain function, high cholesterol and prevention of breast cancer.

The most essential nutrients (in order of importance) are contained in: Spirulina, spinach, RED bell peppers and soy beans. Soak veggies in a mild to medium vinegar solution for 30 min. to remove pesticides. Wash them well before usage.

 

Prep time : 10 minutes

Cook time : 15 minutes

Servings (4-6)

 

Ingredients :

  • 3 ounces fresh spinach (Use 1/3 of a package or 100gms)
  • 1 red bell pepper, Optional (mix of red/green bell pepper)
  • 1.5 cups soybeans
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 3 carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 1 cup dark red kidney beans (about 300 gms)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1⁄4 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small onion nicely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Spirulina Prodiet powder
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Put cold water to soup pot, add the veggie broth to improve the taste.
  • Add veggies and beans (beans washed with hot tap water).
  • Further add pinch of salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Bring to boil, turn off heat, cover, and wait for 30 minutes.
  • Put Spirulina into the mix at last. Vary the amount as per your liking.
  • Keep some onion, Saute and then put on top to get added flavor
  • Note: Spirulina can be purchased online from New Age Nutrition LLP “Prodiet” Powder. Check site http://www.newagenutrition.in/products
  • Totally optional: For a nice Zip, I like to add hot Chili Sauce, to taste.
  • This is a relatively bland soup, one may add lime zest for different taste

Wishing you a disease free year with this soup. Let us know if you tried any other variations? Also let us know the positive effects of incorporating Spirulina in your diet

September 9, 2016 Ashish Tiwari 1 comment

ultramarathon with spirulina

Ultramarathon : Is Spirulina creating raves?

Athletes engaged in ultramarathon have achieved a mythical status among endurance runners. These top athletes do not garner much attention from the press. And people will only recognize ultramarathon runners as marathon runners with an “ultra-” appended.

 

Ultramarathon : extreme sport

So, in practical terms, what is an ultramarathon? There are all types of extreme sport events, generally designed to be extremely harsh. The limits of physical human capacity are pushed back at every race.

Take the Badwater endurance run in the US: 217 kilometers in the Valley of Death, with a total vertical drop of 5,800 metres and temperatures exceeding 50°C . Scott Jurek, like many others, failed to complete the challenge a few times. However, later he actually won it twice.

… for which nutritional strategies take an utmost importance

Extreme athletic endeavors require specific nutritional strategies. The human body is pushed to its physical limits and diet quality will have a major impact on performance.

 

Nutrition Strategies

Trying to engage in ultramarathon eating only pizzas or steaks may have seemed like a good strategy few years back. Of course, the ugly consequences of such an unbalanced diet takes its toll. When undergoing such physical exertion, nutrition is of critical importance. A winning runner isn’t only a runner that claims victory during one single race but an athlete that minimizes inflammation, the risk of injury and improves post-effort recovery, thus minimizing the demands on his strained body.

The current trend is to favour foods with low inflammatory or even anti-inflammatory properties – many major endurance runners are even full-blown vegans. In any case, Spirulina is also a trendy sports supplement.

 

Growing rage of Spirulina in Athletes

This choice is that of Scott Jurek or Brendan Brazier, two uncontested legends of ultramarathon running. They take Spirulina and boast its merits, which is a rather good sign of Spirulina efficiency.

French ultramarathon runner Seb Chaigneau is also a consumer of Spirulina. He conquered the top rank at the Olympus Marathon as well as the Lybian Challenge, twice – running 196 kilometres in the desert in complete self-sufficiency, in non-stop of course!

My favourite example however, one that gives us the impression that we could each one day emerge as an exceptional athlete, is Rich Roll. This American athlete went from couch potato to runner of the Epic 5 in only six months. Epic 5? The idea is do toil through an Ultraman run –swimming 10 km in the open sea, biking 421 km cross-country and running 84 km on foot– five times in a single week!

I am of course not saying there is a cause-to-effect relationship but there probably was a bit of Spirulina  in such a feat!

 

Ultramarathon Spirulina Nutrition

study performed on nine runners – asked to run at 75% VO2 max for two hours followed by 95% VO2 max to exhaustion. The runners were tested with a placebo and after using spirulina. Results show an average 30 percent longer run when supplmented with Spirulina. An increase in fat oxidation and decrease in carbohydrate oxidation was also noted. These findings suggest that spirulina supports the body’s ability to preserve glycogen stores and utilize fat for energy more efficiently. Spirulina also reduced oxidative damage and promoted antioxidant activity after exercise.

Apart from potential performance gain, spirulina is a great source of nutrition. The health benefits gained from its nutritional composition are many to include it in regular diet.

Is the runner in you excited to try our Prodiet SpirulinaDrop us a message for 3 day sample!

September 1, 2016 admin 1 comment
Spirulina to avoid H1N1 SwineFlu
Spirulina for avoid SwineFlu

H1N1 Pandemic

The Health Ministry and WHO declared H1N1 influenza as pandemic also known as Swine flu.  In India, reports state more than 25000 cases affected by H1N1 virus. Recently, Marathon runner OP Jaisha on 26th Aug tested positive for H1N1 virus aka swine flu after returning from Rio last week. She is the second Indian athlete to test positive for the virus after Sudha Singh was confirmed to be carrying the type A influenza. The changing weather, unusual rains adds to incubation and spread of deadly virus. Do you know Spirulina can help in this cause?

 

 Does Spirulina help against H1N1?

The questions lurks what is the way to protect family and self from H1N1 virus? To find answer one must look into why Influenza A ( H1N1 ) attacks all age groups? It’s an easy reason to guess –

  • Younger adults don’t maintain a balanced diet due to hectic lifestyle which reduces their immunity.
  • Immune system of children and elders are not at par to counter viral infection

What if we told you there is a simple solution to safeguard ourselves: Prodiet Spirulina

According to a report in Journal of Medicinal food, acidic condition of body makes it prone to virus attacks.  But yet, such a viral attack can be averted by use of Spirulina. Spirulina changes the pH of body into healthy alkaline state along with strengthening immune system. Moreover, Spirulina is a powerhouse of nutrients which makes it a potent food to fight infections and viruses. Some specific studies reveal that Spirulina is also helpful in controlling H1N1 infection.

Our daily food consists mainly of 100% acid-forming food like seafood, rice, noodles etc which is very unhealthy. High acidity in body reduces the activity of immune cells besides making an environment which harbours virus growth. Therefore, we should aim for food which renders alkalinity in body to have sustained good health.

 

 Why Spirulina helps against H1N1?

  • SPIRULINA is an alkaline food with potent array of beneficial nutrients.
  • It has all the essential amino acids and 10 of the 12 non-essential amino acids.
  • It is easily digestible, assimilated and bio-available.
  • Many studies prove Spirulina’s efficacy on health, including boosting body’s immune system against various illnesses, infections & chronic diseases.
  • Spirulina is an abundant source of phycocyanin (7-8%), a potent health-building pigment.
  • Phycocyanin helps produce stem cells, giving Spirulina a rejuvenating and energizing effect.
  • Phycocyanin inhibits infection and reproduction of H1N1 virus.
  • Lipoproteins in Spirulina sensitize body towards any viral/bacterial attack alongwith reinforcing the immune system.
  • Spirulina contains several bio-available forms of the mineral Sulphur which is famous for improving the immune system, rapid healing, and the functionality of liver and pancreas.

We can now change old adage, Spirulina every day, keeps doctor away!

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