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do you know? The protein content of plant-based supplements may be higher than meat or eggs? Why not consider eating some algae to help increase iron and calcium in your diet! If you have not heard of Spirulina, this article will help you understand Spirulina and its health benefits.
One tablespoon (about 7 grams) of spirulina contains 4 grams of protein. This is a very high ratio, especially for plant-based foods, making it very suitable for vegetarians and carnivores. The protein content of each gram of spirulina is higher than that of each gram of meat, milk, eggs, and soybeans. At the same time, spirulina has high amino acid content, high valine, leucine and isoleucine content, and rich chlorophyll , making it superior to all other plant proteins, including beans.
Other important nutrients contained in spirulina:
B vitamins: essential for energy
Iron: The iron content in 100 grams of spirulina exceeds the daily requirement by 150%
Calcium: Strengthens bones and teeth
Essential fatty acids: fatty acids that are good for heart health, we need to get them from food. Spirulina is the most well-known source of gamma linolenic acid besides breast milk.
These vitamins and minerals play a role in many basic functions as well as in antioxidant response, immune control and prevention of inflammation.
Spirulina has been shown to prevent our immune system from releasing histamine, which is a reaction that causes allergies (especially nasal allergies). Several studies have shown that Spirulina can strengthen the immune system through a variety of ways and prevent excessive reactions to allergens. When people lack certain nutrients, allergic reactions become more frequent.
Spirulina has a high content of linolenic acid, which is an essential fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties, especially when combined with a source of omega-3 fats.
Oxidation is a process that can cause damage to our cells over time, leading to disease and aging. The high content of chlorophyll and phycocyanin found in spirulina proved to be a very strong antioxidant. Others claim that they can prevent diseases and viruses, but more research needs to be done. The antioxidant capacity of spirulina makes it very popular in beauty products.
Due to the nutritional content of spirulina, it helps increase energy levels, can help with anti-inflammatory and immune responses, and is a strong antioxidant that helps protect our cells.
Spirulina is good for type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes mellitus accounts for 90% to 95% of new diabetes cases. Pathophysiology involves at least seven organs and tissues, including pancreas, liver, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, brain, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys
Decreased sensitivity of liver, muscle, and adipose tissue to insulin, and gradual decline in pancreatic β-cell function, are hallmarks that lead to hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes.
A randomized controlled trial (12-week period, 37 patients with type 2 diabetes) pointed out that the use of spirulina (daily dose 8 grams) can reduce malondialdehyde and triglycerides, and increase lipids Adiponectin levels. Note 2
In addition, there were no significant changes in fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, insulin, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Spirulina is good for male infertility
Infertility assessment usually starts after 1 year of trying to conceive, but among the couples of advanced age (>35 years), most of the couples who have never become pregnant start diagnostic assessment after 6 months, and about 15% of married couples affected
Related tests include semen analysis, ovulation assessment, hysterosalpingography, and if necessary, ovarian reserve and laparoscopy.
Half of these cases are caused by male factors, and about 60% to 75% of male infertility cases are idiopathic because the molecular mechanism of these defects is not yet clear
Important components of the medical history include previous parent-child relationship, cryptorchidism, medical and surgical history, sexual dysfunction, and any use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs.
A placebo randomized controlled trial (12-week period, 40 male patients with idiopathic infertility), group A was supplemented with 2 g of spirulina on the basis of conventional treatment, group B received conventional treatment plus placebo . Note 3
The results showed that there was no significant difference in the improvement of semen parameters (count, motility and morphology) between the two groups, but the pregnancy rate of the spirulina group (group A) was 5%, while the control group (group B) was 0%.