Miracle Food: Spirulina
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A type of blue algae that grows in warm, alkaline water; cultivated
species are grown in warm regions worldwide.
Miracle Nutrient: Protein. Spirulina is composed of up to 70 percent
protein, which helps your body repair damaged tissues and build bones,
skin, and muscle. However, because spirulina is highly absorbent,
there's a potential risk of contamination from heavy metals and other
Mega Price: A one-pound container of powdered spirulina algae typically costs
$30 to $40.
Common Sources: Along with lean meats, eggs, and dairy products, good protein
sources include nuts (almonds have 21 grams of protein per 100-gram
serving) and soybeans (which offer 12 grams of protein per 100-gram
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