Episode from the podcastOptimal Performance Podcast

126: Algae Superfoods Spirulina and Chlorella with Energy Bits founder Catharine Arnston

Released Monday, 31st July 2017
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I’ll spare you the sensationalized, click-bait headline about how spirulina and chlorella are the missing nutrient in your diet that are 1000X more powerful than fruits and vegetables.    But, technically speaking, one gram of algae – the amount in a single tablet – contains the nutritional equivalent of 1,000 grams of fruits and vegetables.

So make no mistake about it, these nutrient dense blue green algae, Spirulina (a bacteria) and Chlorella (a plant) are true superfoods.   Spirulina contains 2.5X more protein per ounce than steak and 2-5X more antioxidants per ounce than leading fruits and vegetables.   A mere 30 gram serving of chlorella has 5X the chlorophyll content of kale and contains more iron than liver.   They’re also the most potent source of plant-based omega-3’s and Vitamin B12 - making them a powerful supplement for non-meat eaters.   These nutrient powerhouses may be the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and Catharine Arnston of Energy Bits is on the OPP to share the details of how we can upgrade our diet with a 30-calorie snack that can:  
  • support our mitochondria 
  • boost ATP
  • enhance antioxidant capacity
  • buffer and remove lactic acid
  • speed recovery
  • remove heavy metals (detoxify body)
  • and possibly fight cancer*
These superfoods also contain 18,000-24,000 I.U.s per serving of the little known antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) that is 3500X more powerful than Vitamin C. 

Tune to learn more about the nutrient density of this powerhouse superfood, and how to get more of it into your diet.

Catherine also advises us on the 7 questions we need to ask when choosing our green supplements, including the source, how was the cell wall cracked, how is it processed, how is it packaged - find out the rest (and why these matter) on the show.

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