Turn The Green On With Spirulina

Vegetarian and Vegan is the buzzword for those who are conscious about their food choices and its effect on their health. A diet that consists of high fruit and vegetable component has many health benefits, as it provides a lot of antioxidants, fibres and vitamins.

The number of people making the switch shows that we are increasingly becoming aware of the fact that a rebalancing of diet is important for our well-being as well as that of the planet. However, it cannot be denied that non-vegetarian diet has many vital nutrients that are missing in vegetarian diet, particularly protein. The protein content in vegetal diet (even pulses and legumes) is not only low, it also does not have all the essential amino acids needed for good health, especially for growing children and athletes.

Iron obtained from a strict vegetarian or vegan diet is not well assimilated by the body and those who follow such diet need to add vitamin C intake for better iron assimilation. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also a concern for such people, and can affect the nervous system or mental health too.
After knowing all these shortcomings, it is possible for many of us who are planning to change our food habits and adapt the vegetarian or vegan diet to rethink about our decision. At the same time, we don’t want to continue being non-vegetarians. A dilemma indeed! And the solution to this dilemma has been around for ages! Make way for SPIRULINA, the wonder food of the future- it gives you the power to change your food habits and diet without compromising on the nutrition quotient!

For lack of recognition until recently, spirulina has been known as pond scum. A member of aquatic microalgae found naturally in salt water as well as fresh water bodies, spirulina is the staple diet of many aquatic animals, and the oldest known evidence of humans consuming it dates as far back as the Aztecs.

Spirulina is the most relevant nutrient for those who follow or wish to follow vegetarian or vegan diet. It is packed with all vitamins except Vitamin C, and many minerals and protein too. The proteins in spirulina have all essential amino acids and the iron component of spirulina assimilates well in the body too. It is also an excellent source of energy, thanks to the B vitamins present in it.

The nutrient rich microalgae can be consumed in pill or powder form, mixed with smoothies, soups or sprinkled on fruits and salads, or even tossed into other foods like chocolates. Prolgae brings you spirulina in unprocessed form (only sun-dried), produced in Tamil Nadu, India with world class farming methods. Make the switch to Prolgae and nourish your body with protein, minerals, fibre, vitamin B12, beta-carotene, calcium and iron. Rest assured with Prolgae- there cannot be a better food for vegetarians indeed!