About the Recipe
Traveling can be an exciting process but it can also be tough on our bodies.
(Even if you aren’t travelling any time soon, keep reading for some important notes about nutrients!)
One major thing we often overlook when air travelling is that we are travelling through space!
Just last year I took my first flight and it was nerve wracking right up until I was on the plane, and then it was exhilarating. Even though I didn’t go far, I still ended up with mild and general symptoms of radiation sickness including nausea, headache, fatigue, and slight disorientation/dizziness. It was as if I had forgotten how much space my own body took up. Even the most seasoned travellers can experience these symptoms, because when we use air travel we are exposing ourselves to cosmic radiation. The amount of cosmic radiation we are exposed to depends on the duration of the flight, the altitude of the plane, and where we’re travelling to.
This may sound scary, but flying is still the safest way to travel. In nature there is almost always a way to balance the scales. So, if cosmic radiation is occurring — what is the remedy? Spirulina.
Spirulina has been used as a nutritional supplement by NASA astronauts on space missions, not only to provide highly nutrient dense food, but also for its high antioxidant or ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value. Spirulina has been seen to reduce inflammation, modulate immune function, and act as a cellular protectant. As little as 1 gram of spirulina is beneficial to correct markers of malnutrition. The best thing about spirulina, in my opinion, is that it is safe for kids, too!
Spirulina provides you with highly available plant protein, healthy fatty acids, carotenoids, B vitamins, vitamin K, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin E. With all of these lovely nutrients and beneficial effects, we thought we’d give you a recipe to help you integrate it into your diet — whether you’re travelling or not.