What’s the Healthiest Food on Earth?

Copyright madllen 123RF Stock PhotoThe healthiest food on earth might just be spirulina and, though it’s been around for thousands of years, you may have never tried it. Spirulina is a single-celled, blue-green micro algae from the equatorial region. It’s a potent green powder that’s full of nutrients and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, selium, zinc, and vitamins C, E, and B-Complex.

According to Tipper Lewis, head herbalist at Neal’s Yard Remedies, “Spirulina is 65-70% complete protein…has no cellulose wall making it highly digestible and contains 18 essential amino, nucleic and essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, and a full spectrum of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.” She says it’s also rich in gamma linolenic acid, which makes it an effective anti-inflammatory.

According to Mind Body Green, spirulina is one of the most potent, most concentrated, most nutrient-rich superfoods.

Mind Body Green reports that spirulina

  • maintains all nutrients in all temperatures including freezing and cooking.
  • has the highest concentration of protein found in any food.
  • has more iron than raw spinach and whole cereals and is equivalent to red meat.
  • has more B-12 than beef liver.
  • has more beta-carotene than carrots.
  • is the richest source of the essential acid gamma-linolenic acid.
  • is a powerful immune-system booster.

It’s also far more economical than many of its closest food competitors. For example, it only uses 2% of the water required for beef production for the same protein value.

Spirulina is sold in a dried powdered form which can be added to smoothies, soups, sauces, etc. It can also be taken as a tablet.

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