Author: Ashish Tiwari

December 25, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

Cometh the Xmas n what’s it without some cake and wine. We bring to everyone our Spirulina Chia Marshmallow Vegan Cake which has a serendipitous delicious story. Moreover, it’s not just tasty but highly nutritious as well.

The team was trying to imitate your run-of-the-mill raw vegan cream cake with increased nutrition value without adding a bunch more heaviness. So they chose to add a mix of Spirulina along with chia seeds. Team had figured Spirulina with chia could multi-task and work to thicken up the batter too, since chia seeds plump up with liquids and make a kinda-super-food pudding. Well, thank goodness it worked. When we took the cake out of the freezer, sliced a few pieces and tasted it, the most pleasing surprise was texture.

The cake was light and fluffy just like marshmallows! Not nearly as sweet, because we prefer to leave desserts au natural and not add too much sweetness, but the next immediate thought: this is the bad boy marshmallow cake or Spirulina Chia Marshmallow Vegan Cake.

Spirulina Chia Marshmallow Vegan Cake

MARSHMALLOW CREAM CAKE [VEGAN, RAW, GLUTEN-FREE]

SERVES

     8-12

INGREDIENTS

Crust:

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

Mint layer:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours then rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/6 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/6 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2-3 teaspoons Spirulina powder, as desired
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds

Vanilla layer:

  • 1 1/6 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours then rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/6 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pink layer:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 hours then rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/6 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup red beet, peeled and sliced thinly

 

PREPARATION of Spirulina Chia Marshmallow Vegan Cake

To make the crust:

  1. Rinse the quinoa for a minute under cold water. Grind the quinoa into very fine flour in a high speed blender, then in a bowl, mix together the flour with the coco oil and sugar until you get a dough-like mixture. Press into the bottom of a cake pan. We used an adjustable cake pan set to around 7 inches across. Put in the fridge.

To make each layer:

  1. Simply blend all the ingredients – except the chia seeds – in each list together until smooth, then stir in the chia seeds at the end. The texture before adding the chia seeds should be like yogurt. If any of them are too thick, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of water. If too thin, add more cashews or coconut oil. Pour in the green layer over your crust, then white, then pink. We later sprinkled the Spirulina Chia Marshmallow Vegan cake with white sesame seeds and more chia seeds.
  2. Keep the cake in the fridge for 24 hours so the flavors can get to know each other. It’s easiest to slice when it’s been in the freezer for about 40 minutes before cutting.

Have a wonderful Christmas with the nutritious Spirulina Chia Marshmallow Vegan Cake.

NOTES

SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • You can use rolled oats or buckwheat oats instead of quinoa.
  • Use any other nut instead of cashews, but they should be raw and preferably organic.
  • Use coconut butter or cocoa butter instead of coconut oil.
  • Use date paste or any other natural sweetener instead of coconut sugar.
  • Use berries instead of beet.

 

December 3, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

spirulina in spoons

 

Unbelievable Reasons to use Spirulina daily

You might have heard about Spirulina but thought that this was something that only health nuts got into. Maybe you though Spirulina was a new rock band. Then again, maybe you’ve never heard of Spirulina.

In case you haven’t heard, Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae. This is an incredible super food that provides humans with a super concentrated source of antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients. Spirulina is perhaps one of the oldest forms of life on this planet and was used for food as far back as the 9th century in Chad and was consumed by the Aztecs in 16th century Mexico.

Why should you consume Spirulina? We have 11 almost unbelievable reasons and after you read them, you will understand what all the fuss is about.

Highly Digestible

The protein in Spirulina is 90 percent digestible, since it does not have cellulose walls such as chlorella or yeast. This means that the net protein utilization of Spirulina is a ridiculously high 61 percent and it requires no cooking to increase this bioavailability. Confused? This simply means that your body will be able to use almost all of the protein in Spirulina, which isn’t true of any other protein.

Extremely High In Nutrients

Spirulina grows in both fresh and salt water and is often called blue-green algae. Like plants, Spirulina produces energy from sunlight and is so nutritious, NASA is considering growing it in space so it can be consumed by astronauts. Most people consume between 1 to 3 grams but even 10 grams each day can be consumed with no problems. One tablespoon (about 7 grams) has 4 grams of protein, vitamin B1, B2, B3, copper, and iron. It also has decent amounts of potassium, manganese, and magnesium. Spirulina also has a good ratio and quantity of omega-3 and omeg-6 fatty acids.  It also has small amounts of almost every nutrient that the human body needs. This makes this blue green algae one of the most nutritious foods in the world.

Improves Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages. It can be stimulated by environmental allergens such as wheat dust, pollen, even animal hair. Spirulina has been shown to be a popular alternative treatment that is very effective. One study involving 127 people with allergic rhinitis had dramatically reduced symptoms, such as sneezing, itching, nasal congestion and nasal discharge after consuming just 2 grams of Spirulina each day.

Helps with Diabetes

Studies done involving animals have shown that these algae can significantly lower blood sugar levels. In fact, some studies showed that Spirulina outperformed commonly used diabetes drugs, including Metformin. One study that involved 25 diabetic patients. These subjects were given 2 grams of Spirulina each day and all subjects had drastically reduced blood sugar levels. Now these were small studies and more work needs to be done in this area, so before you stop taking your medication, talk to your doctor first.

Powerful Protection from Disease

Oxidative damage can cause serious damage to our DNA and cells. This damage is a main driver for the development of chronic inflammation, which is the underlying cause of many chronic diseases, including cancer. Spirulina is a super source of antioxidants, which fight the free radicals that cause oxidative damage. One active ingredient is called phycocyanin. This is another antioxidant that fights free radicals and inhibits inflammation in the body. It is also what gives Spirulina its beautiful blue-green color!

Fights Malnutrition

Spirulina grows wild in lakes of Africa and Mexico, although it is also commercially grown and harvested world-wide. Spirulina reproduces quickly and is super easy to harvest. Japan is the largest producer of Spirulina, as well as the largest consumer. India, however, is a close second. This food is so nutritionally dense that the European Space Agency and NASA is researching into the benefits of adding these algae into their astronaut’s diet. Research has shown that children who consumed a Spirulina supplement 5 days a week over an 8 week period had an improved nutritional status and intellect when compared to those who did not consume Spirulina. This means Spirulina can be used to fight malnutrition throughout the globe.

spirulina-in-bowls

Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Heart disease is currently the biggest killer in the US and many other countries. One of the main factors contributing to heart disease is LDL (the bad type) of cholesterol. Spirulina has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and even total cholesterol levels while increasing HDL (the good) cholesterol levels. In one study that involved 25 persons with diabetes, giving them 2 grams of Spirulina improved their overall cholesterol levels. Yet another study involving those who had high cholesterol levels showed that when they were given just 1 gram of these algae each day that it lowered their LDL levels by 10 percent and their triglyceride levels by 16 percent.

       More About Cholesterol

Spirulina has been shown to protect our LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidized. Since the fatty structures in our body are extremely susceptible to oxidative damage, which is one of the major causes of chronic disease, knowing that consuming Spirulina can offer us some protection is yet another reason to add these algae to our diets. One of the steps towards heart disease is the LDL lipoproteins in our blood becoming oxidized. The antioxidants in Spirulina reduce lipid oxidation. This has been proven in several tests, both in animal and human studies.

Improves Endurance and Muscle Strength

One of the contributors to muscle fatigue is exercise induced oxidative damage. Spirulina can help in this area, improving both muscle strength and endurance levels. In two separate studies, this algae was shown to improve endurance and greatly increase the amount of time it took for these subjects to become fatigued. Check our article on Spirulina being the driving force in breaking records in Sports and Olympics.

Fights Anemia

Although there are many different types of anemia, the most common type involves a reduction in red blood cells in the blood. Anemia is common in the elderly and in many women of childbearing age. Anemia often leads to feelings of weakness and/or fatigue. One study, involving 40 older people who had a history of anemia, showed that giving them Spirulina supplements daily increased their red blood cell counts. It also improved their immune function

Reduces Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is the driving force behind many serious diseases including strokes, heart attacks, heart disease, and kidney disease. In studies done with persons who had normal blood pressure levels, it was found that 4.5 grams of Spirulina each day reduced blood pressure levels. Although there do not appear to be studies involving humans who had high blood pressure, it does appear that Spirulina can lower blood pressure levels. If you have hypertension, always consult your doctor before stopping your medication or before consuming Spirulina.

Contains Anti-Cancer Compounds

There have been some studies that show that Spirulina has anti-cancer compounds, especially when it comes to oral cancer. Research done involving animals shows that Spirulina reduced tumor size and cancer reoccurrence. Another study that was done in India used 87 persons who had precancerous lesions, called OSMF, of the mouth. After giving these subjects 1 gram of Spirulina each day over a 1 year period, 45 percent of those who consumed this alga had complete regression in their lesions when compared to only 7 percent of the control group. It’s interesting to note that when these subjects stopped consuming Spirulina, almost half of these subjects found that the lesions returned within one year.

Spirulina is also a powerful detoxifier, so if you decide to start taking it, start off small and gradually increase your dose. Some people do find that they are sensitive to this type of algae, so if you have any health problems or if you are under a doctor’s care, if you are pregnant or if you are taking any type of prescription medication, consult your doctor before consuming Spirulina.

 

November 14, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

Spirulina for Children

Miracle food – Spirulina for Children

Of all the humans that can benefit from taking Spirulina, children can benefit the most. Children love Spirulina & it is highly nutritious for them. Children of all ages can eat Spirulina in complete safety and assimilate its nutrients without difficulty. Even malnourished children with diminished capacity for nutrient absorption could assimilate Spirulina and recover from malnutrition. Spirulina can builds up tissue growth, improve vision, strengthens body’s immune system there by improves resistance to chronic infections, ability to heal and ability to concentrate in children. Therefore, we have been promoting Spirulina for children in our campaigns

 

 

Is it safe for Children?

Spirulina like many other plant-based super foods, is absolutely safe for kids to eat. As food, spirulina represents a complete vegetarian protein source. When it is sourced safely and administered correctly, it can be a fantastic supplement for adults and children.

The keys to safely giving your kids spirulina is to know that you are getting it from a safe, reputable source, and to know how much to give them. This is why it is especially important that you only purchase your spirulina, for yourself and for your children, from a reputable, trusted source, like New Age Nutrition. We only use the purest water and the safest, most ethical harvesting methods.

Spirulina for Children -Indian Studies:

In India, large scale studies with preschool children showed carotenes in Spirulina helped children recover from symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency.

 Malnourishment:

The study among 20 malnourished children in the age group of six years, supplementation of Spirulina at 1g/day for three months showed that there was an increase in serum haemoglobin level and serum protein (1). Change in the academic performance and intelligence level of the children was also seen in the Spirulina supplemented group.

A follow-up study among 146 malnourished children for a period of one year indicated that apart from the increase in serum protein and serum albumin level, most of the clinical symptoms like pale conjunctiva showing higher incidence of anemia, and symptoms like fever, cough, eye and skin infection were reduced after the Spirulina supplementation.

Improvement of Vitamin- A Status:

Spirulina feeding among 5000 rural pre-school children with 1g/day reduced the prevalence of Bitot’s spot and prevented the occurrence of severe form of Vitamin A deficiency – Corneal xerosis. Spirulina supplementation increased the serum retinol levels and reduced the prevalence of B complex deficiency in the preschool children.

In another study among preschool children of 3-5 years of age, supplementation of Spirulina at 2g/day for a period of 30 days revealed that the bioavailability of carotenes from Spirulina was comparable to other plant sources. Increase in serum betacarotene level from deficient level to a range close to normal individual level was seen in a study among 30 pre-school children with the supplementation of Spirulina at 2g/day for a period of 30days.

Studies on Spirulina for children world wide:

Mexico – Spirulina was given to undernourished children in Mexico, and adults with beneficial results. It was more than 10% of their diet and no adverse effects were noted. In Togo, rapid recovery of malnourished infants was reported in a village clinic. Children given 12-15gms per day mixed with millet, water and spices, recovered in few weeks.

Romania – Tablets were given to patients with nutritional deficiencies in a Bucharest municipal hospital. Patients had suffered weight loss in conjunction with chronic pancreatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, anaemia, diabetes and other symptoms. The patients gained weight and their health improved.

Chernobyl – The children of Chernobyl suffered radiation poisoning from eating food grown on radioactive soil. Their bone marrow was damaged, rendering them immuno-deficient. Radiation damaged bone marrow cannot produce normal red or white blood cells. The children were anaemic and suffered from terrible allergic reactions. Children were fed just five grams in tablets each day made dramatic recoveries within six weeks. As little as ten grams a day brought rapid recovery from malnutrition, especially for infants.

China – Spirulina is prescribed at Nanjing Children’s Hospital as a “baby nourishing formula” with baked barley sprouts. 27 of 30 children aged two to six recovered in a short period from bad appetite, night sweat, diarrhea and constipation. The researchers concluded this is a genuine health food for children. In another study, children deficient in the essential mineral zinc, made more rapid recovery with high zinc Spirulina than a standard zinc supplement

Spirulina for Children – a Powerhouse of Nutrition

Just for a quick reference here are some of essential nutritional benefits of Spirulina-

Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is only one molecule different from haemoglobin in human blood and is thought to help detoxify our bodies
Beta carotene It is pure vitamin A. This antioxidant aids vision in dim light
GLA Gamma linolenic acid is an Omega-6 essential fatty acid. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to relieve pain
Iron Helps carry oxygen throughout the body and is essential for healthy blood cells and keeps muscle healthy
Zinc Helps produce new cells and enzymes and promotes the healing of wounds
Potassium Helps maintain a healthy heart, lowers blood pressure
Magnesium Helps turn the food we eat into energy, lowers blood pressure, keeps bones healthy and helps prevent osteoporosis
Calcium Essential for strong bones and teeth, regulates muscle contraction
Vitamin E Helps to maintain healthy skin and protects cell membranes
Vitamin C Also known as ascorbic acid, this is one of the most essential elements of any diet, and is particularly beneficial to the immune system, in helping to prevent colds and flu

 

Exceptional Source of Nutrition for your Children

Not only is spirulina a great source of protein and many of the other essential building blocks of whole nutrition in a sound diet, but it also comes without the ecological compromises of many other protein sources. When Spirulina is harvested, packaged, and distributed ethically, it has almost no negative impact on our fragile ecosystem.

Unlike animal-based sources of protein, the production of Spirulina does not produce harmful green-house gases, deplete our world’s dwindling fresh water supply, or contaminate the water table. With all that in mind, Spirulina is basically a guilt-free nutritional powerhouse – and one that’s good for both you and your children.

It is very important for children to begin healthy eating habits at a young age because rich nutrition is not only necessary for their bodies to grow, but it can also influence the way they eat throughout their life. New Age Nutrition’s unadulterated Prodiet Spirulina is an excellent source of rich nutrition that is safe for children and can easily be included into their diet.

 

 

November 5, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

winter energy with spirulina

BOOST WINTER ENERGY WITH SPIRULINA

Prodiet Spirulina is a highly energising and a superb vitality booster. Highly nutritious and almost completely absorbed by the body, Spirulina is the perfect natural partner to help keep your energy levels high throughout autumn and winter.

 

Why do we say energy with spirulina?

Typically during winters, our energy and zest for life drop: shorter days, longer nights and colder weather can make us want to ‘hibernate’ and slow right down.

But this year you can kick back and give yourself a boost with Spirulina – nature’s richest whole food source of complete protein and the entire anti-oxidant spectrum. Spirulina supports cardiovascular health, lowers cholesterol and strengthens the immune system. Spirulina is packed with 10 times more iron than spinach and it helps prevent anaemia and fatigue. It is superbly energizing and, being highly alkaline, it’s also very cleansing.

Spirulina is ideal for sporty types. Its high protein content and absorbability make it a favourite to provide energy for exercise. Moreover, it contains all-important amino acids and protein needed to help the hard-worked muscles repair and recuperate after workouts.

 

Highly Recommended

 

Personal Trainer & Spin/Fitness Instructor Rachel Bruce says:

“I have a very physically demanding job and need phenomenal energy and increased immunity. As a Personal Trainer and Spin Instructor on the go from 5 am till midnight I need nothing short of a miracle to keep me going! After just a few weeks of taking daily doses of spirulina a colleague asked me what I was on – she said I looked five years younger, glowing with lots of energy. Now she’s switched to Spirulina and feels great too. The benefits of Spirulina are endless and so is my energy! I would recommend Prodiet Spirulina to anyone looking for health, energy and lifestyle enhancement.”

Nutritionists and practitioners highly recommend Spirulina. It also has many celebrity fans including soul singer Beverley Knight, Dr Gillian McKeith, Carol Vorderman, Zoë Ball, Sophie Anderton and Jenny Seagrove.

But you don’t have to be a celeb to enjoy it. People from all walks of life – from hard working teachers to fitness enthusiasts and busy mums to high flying commuters – have told us how much Spirulina has helped them keep pace with their hectic lifestyles.

 

Why go with Prodiet Spirulina

Prodiet Spirulina is considered to be one of the most pure and potent Spirulina brands available. It is grown without herbicides or pesticides and is 100% natural. We produce powder using the unique Natural Shade Drying process on our farms where it is cultivated. Cold pressed tablets are ~98% pure Spirulina.

 

How do I take Prodiet Spirulina?

Take the tablets with or after meals – just swallow them whole with water or fruit juice. Six tablets will give you the minimum daily dose of 3g. Or take Spirulina powder – a heaped teaspoon a day is ideal. Add to smoothies or shake into fruit juices: citric works well; citric and sweet even better.

 

How do I buy Prodiet Spirulina?

Prodiet Spirulina powder and tablets are available from some health stores and online at http://www.newagenutrition.in/products. The powder costs from Rs 2500 for 1000 grams and the

Post and packaging are free on all orders to Indian address.

October 26, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

chocolate spirulina cheesecake

With the festive season kicking in, if you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing, yet decadent dessert, make these your next mission in the kitchen! These mini cheesecakes are made with oats, almonds, cashews, mint extract, spirulina, and coconut oil, among other good-for-you ingredients. Talk about a superfood dessert! Healthy & tasty!

 SERVES -12 mini Spirulina cheesecake

  INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates.
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted almonds.
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free(preferably) oats.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

FOR THE Spirulina Cheesecake:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract.
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar.
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or other liquid sweetener.
  • 1-2 teaspoon spirulina.
  • 2-3 tablespoons almond milk.
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips.
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil.

PREPARATION

  1. In a food processor, add dates, almonds, oats, and vanilla. Pulse until ingredients are well blended and form a ball.
  2. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
  3. Press a rounded tablespoon of the crust mixture into the bottom of each cavity.
  4. Add cashews, vanilla, mint, vinegar, agave nectar, spirulina, almond milk, and coconut oil to a blender. Blend on high until completely smooth.
  5. Spoon mixture over the crust layer. Place muffin tin in the freezer.
  6. Melt chocolate with coconut oil. Take muffin tin out of the freezer and spoon melted chocolate, evenly, into each cavity.
  7. Place back in freezer for a couple of hours. Keep in freezer until ready to serve.

 

Benefits of Spirulina Cheesecake

Spirulina is a type of algae that grows in clean water. While it’s only just recently cropped up as a trendy superfood, it’s was actually used as a food by Aztecs and Mesoamericans. It was declared as future food by NASA in 1974.

 

So, what’s so great about spirulina? For one thing, spirulina is packed with tons of nutrients — one tablespoon of spirulina contains 5 grams of protein, 11 percent of your daily recommended Iron, 21 percent of your daily recommended Copper, 11 percent of your daily recommended Thiamin, and 15 percent of your daily recommended Riboflavin. Wow!!!. To know more about Prodiet Spirulina, read/subscribe to our blog.

 

We all know about using spirulina in smoothies, but what if you want to get your daily dose of superfood in another way? For one, you can use it as a natural food coloring for desserts. You may also look at our power packed energy globes recipe for portability. And lastly, we just told you an awesome cake recipe using Spirulina.

 

Gather cheers by surprising everyone with this healthy cake in this festive time.

October 15, 2016 Ashish Tiwari 2 comments

Superhero with Superfood Spirulina

Join the Superhero trend

be a part of Superhero triend with a Superfood Spirulina. Spirulina is an algae (perfect for vegetarians and vegans) that is completely full of all kind of vitamins and minerals. It was once a staple food for people living in the early Americas and Africa, but most people don’t have it in their diet today. However, you can easily add it with a supplement like Prodiet Spirulina!

How is superfood Spirulina

Spirulina has a lot of protein, high levels of chlorophyll (which supports healthy blood), essential fatty acids, iron, 8 essential amino-acids, enzymes, antioxidants, and much more.

And it’s really easy to digest which makes it perfect for everyone, and especially people with difficulty absorbing nutrients. This includes people with inflammatory bowel diseases and similar problems, and sometimes people who are just a little sick.

Scientific studies on Superfood Spirulina

With every required nutrient in it, no wonder studies have shown the multiple benefits of using Spirulina.  One study shows Spirulina is beneficial for blood lipid profiles, yet another reports that it helps in fight inflammation.

Yet another reports published that Spirulina is beneficial for people with diabetes.  Check how Spirulina supports the immune system by stimulating antibodies and increasing the number of defensive cells.

 

Spirulina is so super dense in nutrients that it even got included in the diet of astronauts to help ensure they have all the nutrition they need. And since health is a huge priority for astronauts, that’s a pretty big stamp of approval.

Whether you’re looking for more iron, better nutritional balance, support for diabetes or heart health or any of the other potential benefits of spirulina, you can harness them with Prodiet Spirulina.

 

Here are the top 10 (of many) reasons why our team believes can be a superhero with Spirulina

 

  1. Weight loss– by correcting nutritional deficiencies & improving insulin sensitivity it supports healthy metabolism and energy levels. Due to its complete amino acid profile, it gives you a feeling of satiety and make you feel fuller if consumed before meals.
  2. Anti-ageing– Poor diet, lifestyle, pollution, infections can all cause a rise in free radicals in the body. Therefore, the result is cellular damage causing premature aging, wrinkles, bad skin, black rings under the eyes and sometimes serious illnesses. However, Spirulina can help you tackle this head on with high amounts of antioxidants.
  3. Stress Less– Densely-packed with magnesium, it supports the nervous system and lower stress levels and muscle spasm.
  4. Anti-cancer– Prodiet Spirulina is the richest source of Beta Carotene, an important antioxidant. This can help neutralise free radicals, that cause tumors and cancers.
  5. Reduces side effects of hangover– it keeps your liver healthy by reducing inflammation and buildup of triglycerides, and helps with detoxification. It takes a load off your liver if you are a regular drinker. If you plan on having a night out with the girls/guys, make sure you drink a full bottle of water with spirulina to avoid a nasty side effects of hangovers. It works! Some of team members swear by that it helps in avoiding hangover completely.
  6. Detoxifying– Detoxing is becoming a popular trend, Spirulina’s popularity is not surprising. Using this powerful green powder is a gentle and safe way of removing toxins from the body while adding vital minerals and vitamins. Do go through our blog on use of Spirulina as a detoxing agent.
  7. Decreased appetite– Spirulina due to its high protein content (55-70%) can keep you full if you drink before meals (always wait 20-30 minutes to eat). Being a single walled, the proteins are easy to decompose and readily absorbed by the body.
  8. Glowing skin– The stress levels of modern living, pollution accompanied with poor lifestyle and diet tend to increase the amount of free radicals in the body. However,,Spirulina can help you fight this by neutralizing free radicals and rejuvenate your cells from the inside out.
  9. Alkalinity– We consume a lot of acidic food. Acidity inside body breeds bacteria/virus and increases our chances of getting infection or disease. Spirulina is alkaline and counters the acidic foods, it will help raise the pH level. This eventually will lead to better bone mass and improved metabolic functions.
  10. Avoid Nutrients deficiency– It is one of the highest nutrient dense foods, and can fill up any deficiencies in your diet. Great supplement for vegetarians as it has the highest protein content (by weight) containing 50-70% protein and all essential amino acids.

Conclusion

Are you on your path to be a Superhero. We will help you in attaining you goal with Superfood Spirulina. Do you agree with our top 10 reasons or are there different ones?

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.

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