Spirulina – Monastic Recipes


Spirulina is a complete food, rich in various nutrients and for this reason it is characterized as a superfood. Due to its rich composition, spirulina has a number of beneficial effects for our body.

Net Weight: 45gr

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Superfood Spirulina from Monasteries of Greece.

Spirulina is

a unicellular, tiny sea plant of greenish-bluish color. Its green color is due to chlorophyll while the blue-blue is due to phycocyanin. For greater production, spirulina is grown in laboratories because it reduces the risk of being contaminated by other microorganisms, fungi or bacteria. The aroma and taste of spirulina is similar to seaweed.

Spirulina is a complete food, rich in various nutrients and for this reason it is characterized as a superfood. Some key nutrients that spirulina has in high content: Proteins, Vitamins (B1, B5, B6, E, A, K, beta-carotene (provitamin A), Iron (58 times richer iron than raw spinach and 28 times richer than beef liver). It also contains good fatty acids

1 tablespoon of spirulina powder contains: Energy 20 kcal, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 1,67g Fat 0,54g Calcium 8mg, Iron 2mg ,, Magnesium 14mg, Phosphorus 8mg, Potassium 95mg, Sodium 73mg, Vitamin C 0.7mg

The benefits for the body

Due to its rich composition, spirulina has a number of beneficial effects for our body.

  • It exhibits antioxidant – anticancer properties.
  • Enhances heart function. It reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), reduces trilysteride (TG) levels and increases good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood.
  • It can lower blood pressure.
  • Enhances brain function and memory.
  • It helps treat anemia by raising the indicators associated with it
  • It helps strengthen muscle tissue as well as tone and performance athletes and the elderly.
  • It stimulates the “good flora” of the intestine, contributing to the proper functioning of the intestine.
  • It helps to better control weight because it suppresses appetite. However, it should be combined with a healthy diet (low in calories and fat) and exercise.
  • It is indicated in people with type 2 diabetes because it was observed to reduce glucose levels
  • It is indicated in vegetarian people due to its high content of nutrients, mainly protein.
  • Spirulina prevents allergic reactions. It effectively reduces inflammation and at the same time the symptoms of allergic reactions such as: itching, nasal discharge, nasal congestion and sneezing.
  • Improves energy levels and reduces fatigue and stress
  • Detoxifies the body from harmful substances that cause diseases.
  • Strengthens the body’s defenses and achieves fast recovery
  • Reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Reduces joint pain.
  • Protects the body from liver diseases.
  • Spirulina reduces the risk of macular degeneration cataracts in the elderly.

Dosage & Availability

The recommended daily dose is 1-8 grams.

Spirulina gives great energy and for this reason you should consume it 4 hours before bedtime to avoid any problems with sleep. Otherwise, it can be consumed at any time of the day before, or between meals or after meals or when the body’s energy level is low.

In addition, the energy that spirulina provides can help people who want to gain or lose weight. That is, people who wish to increase their weight can consume it after a meal to provide them with extra calories. While people who wish to lose weight can consume spirulina before a meal to cause satiety and not consume large amounts of food.

Side effects and possible risks

In rare cases, spirulina can have some undesirable effects, especially when not taken properly with adequate water intake, or cause allergic reactions.

  • Overdose: Overdose will not cause serious harm to the human body but can lead to digestive problems such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating and cramps. To avoid the above symptoms, it is recommended to start with a lower dosage and slowly increase it to see how much is tolerated for your body.
  • Vulnerable groups of people: pregnant women, breastfeeding women, the elderly, patients consuming medication should seek permission from the doctor before using spirulina.
  • Autoimmune diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, etc. You should avoid the use of spirulina because spirulina alerts the immune system and thus aggravates the problem-disease.
  • Thyroid: people who have thyroid problems (hypo-hyperthyroidism, hashimoto, thyroid nodules) Spirulina is not indicated. There are insufficient studies to show the association of spirulina with thyroids.
  • Metabolic syndromes: phenylketonuria.
  • People with phenylketonuria should avoid consuming spirulina because it is rich in the amino acid phenylalanine which cannot be metabolized.

In any case, you should always consult your doctor first before taking it.

Net Weight: 45gr

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