Spirulina, the most nutrient dense food on the planet

Spirulina is one of hundreds of algae species known as blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Its name derives from the spiral or helical nature of its structure. Spirulina’s claim to fame is its successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts during space missions. Unlike many other plants, spirulina creates proteins and sugars in the same way as animals do. The concentration of protein, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients has led many to classify spirulina as “the most nutrient dense food on the planet.”

This green gem naturally grows in alkaline lake water in warm regions like Mexico, where it has been nourishing locals for over 5,000 years. In fact the Aztecs commonly dried it and ate it on tortillas.

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Beat Flu with Berries (Part 2)

Continuing our look at some of the most potent superfood berries for winter health. Next up, its’s the mulberry.

Mulberries

Eat mulberries just as they come to enjoy their naturally sweet taste and fight dangerous free radicals in your body. You might not think of plants as being fast movers, but the white mulberry bush releases its spores at a speed equal to Mach 0.5 – half the speed of sound. Remembering the doctrine of signatures, that tells us that mulberries are the equivalent of a guided missile when it comes to taking on flu!

In fact, it’s amazing how many nutrients can be packed into just one small berry: carotenes, thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin C, tannin and the essential fatty acid known as stearic acid. And that’s not all – in fact, we’re only just beginning to list the “ingredients” of mulberry.

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Beat Flu with Berries (Part 1)

At Soaring Free Superfoods, we believe that the answers to all our nutritional and medicinal needs can be found in Nature, and that specific plants offer particular benefits. Many raw food experts believe that the shape, colour, texture, taste and even smell of a particular food can give us important clues as to its positive effects on our health.

According to this ancient “doctrine of signatures”, berries are particularly potent: their intense colours and flavours signal to humans (and bears, and birds) that they not only taste good, but can really boost our health.

Berries are especially good at supporting our immune systems, which is great news as flu and colds try to find weaknesses in our armour during winter.

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