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The Amazing Health Benefits of Spirulina

BY: S Edwin | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-03-01 07:56:42
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Article Summary: "Spirulina is an amazing single celled plant. It has many health benefits and these include antioxidant properties and also prevention of heart problems. It decreases blood pressure and prevents increased cholesterol..."

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Spirulina is a single celled plant, but the health benefits of this single celled plant are amazing and wide ranged. There are many conditions that are prevented from occurring by this plant. Other that the prevention, it also helps to reduce the severity of certain conditions and also helps to make sure that it helps to treat certain conditions. Spirulina is also called as the blue green algae. This plant is considered to be one of the earliest life forms by evolution theorists.

This plant does not have any stems, leaves or roots. In fact since it is a single celled organism, it is very small but contains the chlorophyll which is characteristic of all plants. It is a source of nutrient rich food for humans and animals alike. The fact that it has many health benefits has made more people to seek this plant and consume it for these benefits that it provides.

The various amazing health benefits that are related to Spirulina are as follows:

1. Immunity:

Spirulina helps to boost and also maintain the immune system of the person. This is a major advantage of this plant. The plant increases the various substances that help to produce and increase the anti inflammatory properties of the body. This is a major advantage of this plant.

2. Antioxidant:

Spirulina is a very important antioxidant. As an antioxidant, it helps in various activities in the body. It helps to control and also neutralize the various free radicals in the body of the person. This in turn prevents a person from getting various diseases like cancer and other chronic diseases. The reason for this is that these antioxidants make sure that the free radicals that cause these diseases in a person are all destroyed.

3. Cancer prevention:

Other than the antioxidant property of Spirulina that helps to prevent cancer, the plant also has certain substances that kill all the cancer causing substances.

4. Protects the heart:

Spirulina helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood. This helps to prevent the formation of various clot forming atherosclerosis in the arteries leading to the heart. This causes a person to have decreased levels of cholesterol and also because of this have a decreased chance of heart attack.

5. Blood pressure:

Spirulina has also been found to be an anti hypertensive agent. It helps to prevent the increased blood pressure that a person can have while not consuming Spirulina. The reason for this is that consuming this plant based food helps to increase the vascular tone in the arteries.

These are some of the common conditions that are usually prevented and treated with the regular use of Spirulina. The plant based food is available and also marketed in various tablet and powder forms that have been used by many people. Regular consumption of this food is needed to make sure that you have a decreased chance of having any diseases. There are many people who have benefited from using these products and are leading a healthy life.

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