Spirulina and smoothies
When my husband was undergoing chemotherapy, one of the super foods that he was recommended to use daily was Spirulina.
During his cancer journey, our favourite shops soon became the pharmacies and the many health food shops, while we searched for ways of limiting the effects of the invasive cancer treatments.
He was told to drink a smoothie made up with the powdered spirulima that we had purchased. He added it to other smoothie ingredients like kiwi fruit and leafy green vegetables.
It can also be sprinkled on salads and soups or mixed into energy balls with other healthy ingredients like nuts and seeds.
Spirulina known benefits
- Reduces blood pressure
- Thought to lower blood sugar
- Good anti-inflammation fighting properties
- Good for the immune system
- Helps with gut health
- Good antioxidant
Other research we did told us that it would improve cholesterol as well as lower the risk of heart disease, and help with allergy symptoms and mental health.
Spirulina may have adverse interactions when taken with prescription drugs, particularly those affecting the immune system and blood clotting
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Luckily for my husband, he felt that it did make a difference, as he noticed that his blood test results before each round of chemotherapy were much better.
I also felt that it helped him keep a postivie frame of mind, knowing that we were doing everything we could that was possible to beat the cancer.
Whatever you would like to use it for, it is always wise to research the benefits and risks beforehand.
A very handy app to keep on an iphone is one from drugs.com
That way you can check out any adverse interactions with the prescription medicines or supplements that you already take.
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