Spirulina This blue-green algae has been around for billions of years and may be the original super food. "It's one of the oldest living organisms still around on earth and contains all the amino acids of a complete protein. It also contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid)," says Diaz. Spirulina's high protein percentage helps the body build bones, skin, and muscle, and repair damaged tissues. It also reportedly helps allergy sufferers by blocking histamine release.
Spirulina can be purchased in powder form and easily added to smoothies or drinks.
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