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Natural antioxidants:
what they are and where to find them

Eastern disciplines teach us that our body must be considered as a temple, as the seat of the inner self and our life. When we talk about the body, we mean both the physical and mental aspects, which live in symbiosis with each other. The mind cannot be active and properly functioning if it is not supported by a fit and fully-strength body. However, the same life cycle leads us to age, and with us the cells of our organism. The aging process occurs daily and is an integral part of life itself and nature, but in many cases an incorrect lifestyle and bad habits can encourage this process, speeding up cellular aging. It is therefore important to eat foods that contain antioxidant principles, in order to eliminate the free radicals present and promote the regeneration of cells, delaying their decay.

Natural antioxidants

In nature there are many foods and foods that have notable antioxidant properties; just think of the many types of vegetables and fruit such as tomatoes or fennel. A constant and adequate consumption of these foods will be able to perfectly integrate our body, providing the right quantity of antioxidants.

In addition to fruit and vegetables, however, there are also other substances, called superfoods, which contain within them all the elements necessary for our body. They are called this way because they are perfect natural supplements, and one of these is definitely spirulina algae.
This cyanobacterium with a blue and green color (this detail contributes to the reason for the name alga), has a photosynthetic function of producing oxygen, and a particular perfect spiral shape. Consider that one kilogram of spirulina algae can absorb two kilograms of carbon dioxide, producing the same number of oxygen. Furthermore, it is considered, to all intents and purposes, the link between bacteria and the plant world as regards the evolution of life on Earth; for this reason it is fully considered one of the oldest inhabitants of our planet.

Spirulina as a natural antioxidant

Spirulina is a complete food and contains within it a vast range of nutritional elements such as proteins, vitamins, amino acids, and above all numerous antioxidants. It also manages to be a product that is easy to digest and assimilate and for this reason it has been used for a very long time, and considered a complete supplement even in ancient civilisations.
Including spirulina algae in a correct diet will allow a notable assimilation of antioxidants and other nutritional elements which will bring a long list of benefits to the body, thanks above all to their balance. The quantity of proteins and energy supplied, without neglecting other elements such as vitamins and mineral salts, are provided in the right proportion.

Among the many guaranteed benefits, there are therefore the rejuvenation and renewal of cells and the elimination of free radicals thanks to the antioxidant properties, and the improvement of the internal metabolism with the regulation of the values ​​of the blood components and the relative decrease of the harmful ones, such as triglycerides and bad cholesterol.

A constant intake of spirulina algae will also help strengthen the immune system by counteracting tiredness and giving energy to the body. Finally, according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, in 2005 it was found that constant consumption of spirulina helps fight allergies, such as allergic rhinitis and hay fever.
It is therefore clear that spirulina algae can be considered an ideal food to correctly integrate a healthy diet, and thanks to its characteristics it will help speed up weight loss with consequent elimination of superfluous fat. The ability to promote the secretion of cholecystokinin will accelerate the onset of the feeling of satiety and therefore, if taken before meals, will reduce the desire for excess food, providing in any case all the components necessary for the body. After losing weight, you will also be able to notice other benefits, especially in the cardiovascular system, with the lowering of blood pressure and the reduction of bad cholesterol in favor of good cholesterol and the lowering of triglyceride levels. These characteristics ensure that spirulina algae is able to fill any gaps present in the body and provide what is necessary to activate the metabolism, especially in cases of malnutrition or malnutrition, thanks to the amino acids that are easily assimilated and digestible by the body and the vitamins , proteins and mineral salts present.

Returning to its antioxidant properties, we must also underline the notable benefits regarding the maintenance and renewal of cells. Spirulina algae is considered one of the best allies for athletes as it drastically reduces free radicals, thus fighting the aging of the body and cells.

Furthermore, for those who practice sport at any level, it is to be considered a notable source of energy, and the presence of ferridoxin and biotin allows the production of lactic acid to be slowed down and to facilitate muscle recovery.
Our production of spirulina algae has for years been aimed at cultivating a totally organic and 100% vegan product, so that it can be consumed by anyone, without limitations due to intolerances or targeted food diets.

Spirulina Becagli

Spirulina Becagli in fact manages to be a Made in Tuscany brand and the cultivation is completely carried out in our plant near Grosseto, combining ancient traditions with new and innovative production technologies. We can offer spirulina algae in powder form, dried or inserted into finished foods such as pasta, rice, or even beer. In short, the result we intend to offer is a complete and eco-friendly product, with a broader vision of leaving future generations with a sustainable future without pollution problems.
Going into detail about the characteristics of our spirulina algae we can state that its protein value is very high and can even reach 77% of its weight. As for proteins, it also provides phycobiliproteins, in particular Phycocyanin and Allophycocyanin.

In the context of amino acids, Spirulina Becagli contains within it all the eight essential ones, which are considered the basis of the protein scheme of the human body. In fact these eight essential elements are all contained in breast milk in the same proportions. Spirulina algae is completely sugar-free and low in fat, in fact it contains linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid, considered healthy fats capable of counteracting the triglycerides present in the blood and reducing harmful cholesterol levels.

There are also a large quantity of mineral salts (calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, selenium, sodium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese) and a notable variety of vitamins (especially those of groups A, D, K, E and B), very useful for guaranteeing the body a correct balance of its functions and for activating the immune system.
Spirulina algae can therefore be considered a complete food, capable of perfectly integrating the organism.

Additional factors to consider

However, it is important to underline that diet and supplementation must be combined with a correct lifestyle. In this area, no major precautions are needed, but it will be enough to pay attention to small details, such as limiting the use of the car. To go to work, a walk or the use of a bicycle may be enough, as is the case for small shopping in the neighbourhood. In fact, walking represents one of the best things to do to ensure you are in good shape. Certainly constant sporting practice would bring better and faster results, but you don't always have the time (or age) to dedicate yourself to a sport. Walking can therefore prove to be a perfect solution for everyone, since it is not an impactful activity for the body and can be performed at all ages and in any weather condition.

Abandoning a sedentary lifestyle will help stimulate your metabolism, so by moving and correctly integrating your diet with natural antioxidants you will be able to help your cells in the process of renewal and regeneration, which are factors at the basis of general well-being.
As regards the diet to be followed, it is necessary to limit (or completely eliminate) the various foods that weigh us down and that encourage the increase of toxins and free radicals in our body, such as fried foods, alcoholic drinks, and too many sweets with sugars and compound fats.

These small precautions will be enough to improve your health and promote the work of the assimilated antioxidants. By following a more structured diet and weighing the various quantities of proteins and carbohydrates, you can achieve even more surprising results, especially in the area of ​​weight loss. Correctly supplementing with natural antioxidants represents a guarantee for the correct functioning of the body, and can be a source of regained shape and well-being.

Nature therefore offers us a wide range of products that can come to our aid and prevent cellular aging, and spirulina algae is certainly one of the most valid and complete.

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Spirulina biologica certificata

La Spirulina Severino Becagli è sinonimo di qualità. Rispetta tutti i più elevati standard dall’inizio del processo produttivo alla consegna del prodotto finale. La nostra Spirulina è certificata 100% Bio, Kosher e ha ottenuto l’attestato di certificazione FDA per la vendita negli USA.