Spotlight On: Spirulina
This article is part of our Spotlight On series. Each month we shine a light on a powerful and important superfood that we love at Foodhak for its flavour and its impact on your body.
Spirulina. It’s probably not a kitchen cupboard staple or at the top of your weekly shopping list. You may have never even heard of it! But that’s about to change. Spirulina is a powerful superfood which has the potential to work wonders on your body.
A quick bite
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that’s rich in nutrients and antioxidants. Its active ingredient - phycocyanin - is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Plus it contains magnesium which helps support daily functions like muscle use and regulating the heartbeat. Don’t you wish you had some spirulina in the house now?
The main course
Whilst spirulina might not be big on flavour, there’s a long list of health benefits attached to the dark coloured algae. Let’s go through a few of them!
- Its active ingredient - phycocyanin - has been found to reduce cholesterol which helps reduce the risk of heart disease and manage blood pressure.
- It’s rich in magnesium which is essential for supporting daily functions like boosting your energy levels and ensuring your muscles stay healthy. That’ll keep you ready for whatever life throws at you.
- Spirulina also has big anti-inflammatory properties making it perfect for helping regulate the immune system as well as reducing the risks of chronic illnesses such as heart disease.
- And it’s rich in the antioxidant beta carotene which is a go-to for keeping your eyes healthy.
That’s a lot of benefits - no wonder they call it a superfood!
Something to takeaway
Keen to add some spirulina to your diet now? Of course you are! Lucky for you, two of our most popular Foodhak dishes contain the magical superfood, making them the perfect addition to your next order. Enjoy our spin on a fan favourite with our Spirulina Thai Green Curry which tastes better than your local takeaway and is way better for you. And because no curry is complete without snacks on the side, you can enjoy our Kale & Spirulina Bhajis as the perfect accompaniment to any dinner or mid-afternoon treat.
Spirulina may be a lesser known superfood but don’t underestimate its power. Start incorporating it into your diet now and give your body a boost!