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Nutritionists and dieticians use the word "superfood" a little bit too much these days. It is actually a bit of a marketing trick. Whenever something healthy needs an introduction, we use the term superfood. While we are skeptical when it comes to the overuse of this term, spirulina is one exception. What is Spirulina, you ask? Well, it is a natural algae powder that is high in protein and antioxidants. It is harvested from special sterile pools, thus ensuring that no bacteria may interfere with this healthy algae product. It is getting increasingly popular because it's easy to grow.

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1. It is the Single Most Nutritious Food on the Planet

Because it is so concentrated, research shows that you only need to eat 2 to 3 grams per day to receive benefit. It's perhaps the most nutritious food in existence, gram-for-gram. Most nutritional value of food depends on the amount you eat, but that's not the case with this healthy algae. Any amount over a spoonful contains all the essential amino acids, iron, copper, protein, and vitamins B1, B2 and B3. Because it's almost entirely made of protein, you can mix spirulina with any meal or just eat it between meals.

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