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Is spirulina (dxn) helpful to lose weight ?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
High in protein: Spirulina is an edible bacteria high in protein, containing all the essential amino acids that you need in a day. Protein is filling, and so less likely to trigger hunger a few hours later the way carbohydrates can (particularly sugars or simple carbs such as found in foods made from refined flour or white potatoes etc). Needs to be from high quality source, not contaminated w algae/heavy metals.

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