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20 Health Benefits of Algae

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Health benefits of Algae that’ll make you excited to try this superfood.

Did you know that algae is a superfood that offers some pretty amazing health benefits? You’ll be amazed by what the blue-green algae can do for you:

  1. Reduce inflammation — The beta-carotene and phycocyanin in the algae aren’t just what give it its color, but they are also powerful antioxidants that help to fight inflammation and swelling in the human body.
  2. Increase eye health — Beta-carotene is a form of Vitamin A that your body can easily absorb. It’s found in carrots, broccoli, and fish, and you’ll find that this Vitamin A can help to promote eye health and reduce degeneration of your eye cells.
  3. Increase red blood cell production — Iron is a nutrient that your body needs in order to produce red blood cells. With more red blood cells in your body, your blood moves more oxygen and nutrients with each breath.
  4. Fight cholesterol — Spirulina is a nutrient found in algae, and it has been proven to lower total cholesterol levels by increasing the levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
  5. Reduce blood pressure — By reducing total cholesterol levels, the algae can help to decrease your blood pressure and fight heart disease.
  6. Protect against liver damage — Studies on mice have proven that the algae has protective properties that promote a healthy liver, though ho human trials have been conducted.
  7. Boost metabolism — Edible algae is a great source of VitaminΒ  B12, a vitamin that can boost your metabolism and help your body run faster.
  8. Boost immune system — The algae contains chlorella, a nutrient that has been proven to boost your body’s natural immunity and resistance to disease.
  9. Suppress virus growth — The natural immunity boosting properties of the algae has led researchers to believe it can help to fight off HIV and other viral diseases. Studies have yet to prove it conclusively, but the research has pointed towards it being a valuable anti-viral.
  10. Boost stamina — Thanks to the metabolism-boosting properties of the algae, spirulina can help you to exercise longer and harder.

  1. Increase recovery time — Studies have shown that consuming blue green algae can not only reduce post-workout fatigue, but can also help your body to recover more quickly after an intense workout.
  2. Balance minerals and vitamins — Blue green algae contains a wide range of minerals and vitamins, including B vitamins, Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and folate.
  3. Repair nerve tissues — According to Mercola, blue green algae can help your body repair damaged nerve tissue.
  4. Reduce anemia — Thanks to the iron in the algae, your body can produce more red blood cells. Anemia is an iron deficiency that leads to reduced red blood cell count.
  5. Improve digestion — Dr. Mercola claims that the algae can help your digestive system function better.
  6. Eliminate bad breath — Algae contains chlorophyll, which has been proven effective at dealing with halitosis.
  7. Regulate blood sugar — For diabetics, algae’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels means that it’s an effective remedy.
  8. Detoxification — Once again, it’s thanks to the antioxidants in algae that you can get rid of the toxins floating around your system.
  9. Promote healthy pH balance — Algae is an alkalizing food that will balance out your internal pH.
  10. Cause good bacteria to flourish — With a healthy pH balance, the healthy bacteria in your guts will flourish.

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Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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