The spirulina is a food not well known by most, considered a super food because of its ability to produce satiety and properties it gives us.

Spirulina is a microalgae that grows floating in lakes and was discovered by the Aztecs and the Kanembu. Today it can be found even in the form of capsules or powder and then diluted

Spirulina every hundred grams provides us with all the essential amino acids, essential fatty acids such as linolenic acid, very important minerals for our body such as potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc and selenium , proteins and carbohydrates.

These components that are part of the famous spirulina give this food its antioxidant, anticancer and neuroprotective properties. In addition, it is a very good food for those who are looking to lose weight since it has the ability to inhibit appetite through two different mechanisms, on the one hand at the brain level through phenylalanine, an amino acid that reduces levels of distress and anxiety. that relate to food. On the other hand, alginic acid maintains the feeling of fullness in the stomach, allowing food to stay in the stomach for a longer time, improving its digestion.

In addition, this microalgae reduces infiltration and inflammation, and helps to lose fat.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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