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Can Spirulina help to boost weight loss?

Can Spirulina help to boost weight loss?

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz around spirulina, which is a type of blue-green algae, considered a superfood with numerous health benefits including weight-loss boosting properties. It is also recognized by NASA and European Space Agency as food supplementation for space travels. So, is there any truth behind the hype surrounding spirulina’s weight loss benefits. We will explore this and other topics in this article:

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina, a blue-green alga, is composed of single-celled organisms using photosynthesis to make food. Spirulina contains many antioxidants including beta-carotene and phycocyanin. It also has tocopherols, micronutrients and even omega-3 fatty acid. You will also find protein, iron and other essential minerals such as magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Also read: “14 Best Green Superfoods to Boost Weight Loss.”

What makes Spirulina a weight loss friendly herb?

1. The biggest benefit – it’s a source of good-quality protein, has all essential amino acids (18 of them) that your body needs; it may have up to 5.9 gm of protein per 100 gm. Protein plays a key role in weight loss – increasing satiety, burning more calories with…

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