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August 6, 2016 admin No comments exist

Spiruilna Nutrition Rio

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With the biggest sporting event of the world – Rio Olympics, our team decided to let a big secret out. Athletes usually keep nutritional secrets well guarded. Won’t it be beneficial to know nutrition secrets of athletes, especially Spirulina Nutrition.

Super-foods have been around for decades now. They have become incredibly popular among athletes.  Athletes need to ingest food dense in nutrients to perform at their potential. And what’s better than Spirulina for their nutrient need.

Super-foods provide “clean” energy, increase stamina and extend endurance. They also contain large doses of anti-oxidants, vitamins & minerals. Moreover, they are source of natural goodies in natural and bio-available form.

Spirulina was declared as “food of the Future” by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. Currently Spirulina is used by NASA in their space programs. According to a research conducted by NASA in 2012,one gram of algae has the nutritional equivalent of 1,000 grams of fruits and vegetables.

 

Spirulina for athletes in the Olympics!

According to Citybizlist (a US news and business website), Olympic athletes have for over four decades tapped into spirulina nutrition for energy gain, endurance and vitality. Nothing else matches spirulina incredible nutritional density.

One of the first athletes to link success to the super algae is Lee Evans –the four-time American gold medalist and four-time world records holder in track and field. Evans said spirulina nutrition improved my endurance & recovery. This gave me speed which resulted in my faster times.

Another country using the power of spirulina nutrition is China. China even has a spirulina farms only for its Olympic athletes. And, for the last 10 years, the Chinese Government has said its Olympic athletes take Spirulina. Several  elite groups such as Carnegie Institute, World Bank, have endorsed and recommend Spirulina as the most nutritionally dense food in the world. Researchers have shown that Spirulina is a powerhouse of nutrients, check our blog/reports.

 

 Why spirulina for athletes?

Spirulina turns out to be the most nutritionally dense, lowest calorie in the world. Spirulina has been shown to increase an athlete’s energy, endurance, speed and mental agility. It also helps prevent colds, stops hunger, reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and fatigue, improves digestion, helps with weight loss, removes toxins, balances blood sugar, builds the immune system and more. Spirulina is alkaline food and helps to regulate our internal pH. This is what makes it a best source for Athletes.

During intensive training athletes can experience non-anemic iron deficit, with clinical symptoms such as exhaustion and muscle fatigue. A 1998 study with male and female athletes taking spirulina for two months reported a significant increase in iron. Taking a few grams of spirulina per day is reported to increase optimal physical capacity. Studies on Spirulina supplementation reveal a significant increase in exercise performance and fat oxidation. A study showed reported the following after a week of Spirulina supplementation

  1. sportsmen felt more bouncy.
  2. better sleeping quality achieved.
  3. fatigue after physical load performance was less.
  4. recuperation processes became quicker,
  5. improved endurance when performing strength exercises.

All spirulina is not created equal. If you want to tap into the incredible power of spirulina nutrition make sure to only buy spirulina of the best quality.

 

Source:

  1.  Trojacanec, Z. et al. Inst. Med. Physiology, Skopje, Macedonia. Pub in XXIV FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, June 1998.
  2. Report on the effect of Spirulina supplementation on sportsmen by Milaðius et al. (2004)

 

August 1, 2016 admin No comments exist

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Since day 1, we have been educating about benefits of Prodiet Spirulina. The team also shared a few recipes with Spirulina being the main ingredient. We can keep ranting on about the benefits of this superfood. But, you also need to be aware of How to choose the brand, what precautions to take and what issues to be aware of.

 

How to take Spirulina

You understand how beneficial “Prodiet” Spirulina is to health and in terms of nutrients provided. Though, it may be expensive, and fit outside of the mould of traditional food, the reality is that it’s difficult to ignore how Spirulina can be a life-balancer. Not touted as a complete replacement for your food, but you should integrate “Prodiet” Spirulina into your diet as a prime supplement.

Understanding the dosage and the way to ingest, would help you get most out of it. Don’t guess, folks at New Age Nutrition are here to help.  The best way to start taking Spirulina is to mix it with food items. Spirulina is amazing superfood, but you may not necessarily love the taste of raw powder and its pungent smell.

Therefore, mix it in smoothies, add it to soups or dips to get start building the liking for taste. Thereafter, you could start making variations of energy globes, or protein bars or Spirulina patties.

Some sources promote high doses of Spirulina for any positive effect, but that’s not true. You will easily benefit from 1-2 teaspoons per day.

 

How to Choose best

You should really do your homework to be an educated customer. It makes sense because there are plenty of companies wanting to get onto Spirulina bandwagon. There are many products on offer as  blends, which we feel may fall short of giving out the complete benefit

The first tip is to find the right brand of Spirulna is to go with pure product and not a blend. If a product says it “features” Spirulina, then don’t buy it unless you are trying to develop a taste. You want plain pure Spirulina. We at New Age Nutrition offer natural Spirulina powder.

The second tip is avoid Spirulina from Japan or nearby areas as the potential pollutant levels could be high. Find a brand, which has its farms based in tropical belts (more sun and clear water) with their processes followed are not industrial but more natural.

Ask informed questions to brands/firms. If the brand is reputable, they will list everything or provide information privately to help you choose.

 

Precautions

Though, you may enjoy adding it to your diet and avail the health benefits, don’t overdo it.  Taking proper dosage that is 1-2 teaspoons per day is recommended.  Going over that may upset stomach or some adverse effects. Also you have to be careful about where your Spirulina comes from because it absorbs materials where it is grown. Make sure that it’s a natural product if not organic and never a blend.

Take time when you begin taking Spirulina because you should wait to see how your body will react.

Gradually increase your intake in small quantities to the recommended dosage.  A few of our customers have mentioned that they experienced prolonged hiccups for a day. A very few experienced a feverish feel.  If you have sea-food allergy, please avoid these algae. If you have other health problems, do consult with doctors before taking Spirulina. Pregnant women should only take Spirulina with advice of their doctors.

 

Conclusion!

Its only natural to feel skeptical that just one food supplement can offer so many benefits, but facts speak for themselves. There’s a reason, that Spirulina has grown in popularity and risen to Superfood Status. Even, if you turn to Spirulina only for Protein needs, it will impart various other health benefits in ways you may not have imagined. So start embracing Spirulina in your everyday like and see how you grow better and save yourself the trouble of visiting doctors often.

 

July 16, 2016 admin 1 comment

 

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Prodiet spirulina health nutrition

 

You must heard about nutrient packed “powder house” gaining popularity quickly known as ProdietNew Age Nutrition presents the nutrition power of Prodiet Spirulina.

“Prodiet” Spirulina – Nutrient Information

A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder packs upto

  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA
  • Copper: 21% of the RDA
  • Iron: 11% of the RDA
  • Magnesium, potassium, zinc, and phosphours in good amounts along with other minerals
  • Packed with antioxidants like zeaxanthin

Spirulina comes with only about 20 calories and 1.7 grams of digestible carbohydrates. Phycocyanin in Spirulina can fight free radicals and inhibit production of inflammatory signaling molecules.

Here are a few more reasons why spirulina is considered a nutritional powerhouse..

  1. Best known source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA,an important fatty acid for heart and joints).
  2. One of the best sources of supplement for detoxification.
  3. Spirulina has Incredible protein content — it’s 65% to 75% protein by weight.
  4. It contains all of the essential 8 amino acids and 10 of the 12 non-essential amino acids.
  5. Prodiet is enriched with important phyto-nutrients such as GLA, chlorophyll, c-phycocyanin &other carotenoids.

WHY IS “Prodiet” Spirulina CALLED A COMPLETE FOOD?

Spirulina has everything you need to live on, more than any other grain, plant or anything!  It’s nutritious, digestible and bio-available. Furthermore, to match nutrition from one tsp of Spirulina, you will have to eat:

  • 3 ounces fresh wheat grass juice for the Chlorophyll
  • 20 ounces of spinach for the iron
  • 16 medium carrots for the beta carotene
  • 2 cups of brown rice for the potassium
  • 8 ounces of top sirloin for the protein and ~B-12
  • 6 medium raw wheat germ for the Vitamin E
  • 3 capsules of Evening Primrose Oil for the GLA
  • 4 glasses of cow’s milk for the calcium

We can conclude that Prodiet Spirulina may be the most nutritious food on the planet.

 

How to take “Prodiet” Spirulina?

Spirulina comes in various forms capsules, tablets, powders and flakes. The recommended daily dose is typically between three to five grams. Buy natural Spirulina from New Age Nutrition and as a result see improvement in the health of your family and yourself.

June 21, 2016 admin No comments exist

Nutrient Profile Analysis

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We at New Age Nutrition decided to delve into the nutrient profiles and look at the variances in vitamin and mineral provisions between some of the popular sources of Protein readily available.
There are protein powders coming from a variety of sources such as whey, soy, rice, pea, hemp, Spirulina, and more. Our Team decided to look at some of these more readily available ones and point out a few of the differences that may not initially jump out at you at first when comparing the products based on the kilojoules / calories vs protein ratio

It is well regarded that some of the cheap protein powders on the market are highly processed, and it is in these products that there can be traces of heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury, at levels that are not ideal to be ingesting into our bodies.

There are also differences in the amino acid profiles for those looking at a protein powder from the stand point of modifying their body composition (which we would guess many people are, irrespective of the motive coming from wanting fat loss for fitness, health or aesthetic purposes), however we will leave the in-depth discussion of this to come from a registered dietician.

 

NUTRITIONAL RESULTS

The table below shows you the differences in the average vitamin and mineral composition between whey, soy, hemp, rice, pea, and Spirulina protein powders, in order for you to see that sometimes a product may appear from a macro-nutrient perspective as equal, but really not actually have the numbers to back this from a micro-nutrient perspective.

Protein Powder 

Spirulina

Whey

Rice

Hemp

Pea

Soy

Per 100g

100g

100g

100g

100g

100g

100g

Calories

450

369

450

403

360

397

Kilojoules

1884kj

1543kj

1884kj

1686kj

1506kj

1660kj

Protein

70.0g

89.3g

76.0g

45.0g

91.0g

75.0g

Fat, total

0.0g

0.6g

0.0g

12.0g

0.32g

4.4g

Fat, Sat.

0.0g

0.5g

0.0g

1.0g

0.0g

1.0g

Carbs

25.5g

2.6g

20.0g

25.0g

0.3g

13.0g

Sugar

0.0g

0.5g

8.0g

3.0g

0.0g

4.4g

Dietary Fibre

4.9g

0.0g

5.0g

17.0g

9.5g

3.2g

Sodium

500mg

212mg

125mg

0mg

89mg

870mg

Calcium

120mg

4mg

100mg

533mg

100mg

178mg

Potassium

1365mg

70mg

80mg

90mg

200mg

81mg

Phosphorus

218mg

700mg

760mg

50mg

700mg

776mg

Iron

22.5mg

2.0g

5.0mg

15.0mg

3.5g

3.5mg

Zinc

75.0mg

1.0g

0.0mg

0.0mg

3.5g

3.0mg

Vit B12

3.0mg

1.0g

2.5mg

0.0mg

0.0g

0.0mg

Omega 3

823 mg

0.0mg

0.0mg

1100mg

0.0mg

0.0mg

KEY TAKE AWAYS FROM NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS

1. Spirulina is a key stand out in relation to Iron, Zinc and B12 provision, which are all very important nutrients to obtain should someone be selecting to use a protein powder in place of a regular high protein produce source i.e a piece of steak.
2. Spirulina is a key stand out for Potassium provision which is great to help balance the high sodium intakes many people are consuming through high sodium packaged foods or dining out a lot.
3. Hemp protein was a stand out for Calcium and Iron, both important nutrients should someone be selecting to use a protein powder in place of either dairy proteins or an animal based protein source.
4. Spirulina is a good source for Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and Omega-3s.

Natural Spirulina from New Age Nutrition comes out as a great option for those replacing dairy foods and still wanting to obtain these bone and teeth health important minerals.

June 7, 2016 admin No comments exist

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