The Top Seven Health Benefits of Spirulina
While the idea of eating seaweed or pond scum might not sound like your ideal gourmet meal, thousands of people have been incorporating that into their everyday diet. Spirulina has been around for thousands of years, and people from cultures around the world have been known to even cultivate the stuff.
The Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortes found that the ancient Aztecs grew lakes of spirulina that they then sold as cakes to the local population. Lake Chad in Africa is also an area where spirulina has been historically cultivated for its health and nutritional benefits.
Why have people for centuries been eating a bluish green alga that grows on stagnated bodies of fresh water? As we will see below, the benefits of spirulina are so great that many people willingly overlook the fact that pond scum is a part of their diet. Below we look at the top seven spirulina benefits for your health and wellbeing.