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Algae for the Win. Effortless Nutrition Regardless of Your Diet

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We choose diets for many reasons: medical, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial. The list is endless. 

And, the triggers that affect our relationship with food are also endless. Body image, social pressure, lifestyle, income, religion, friends, family, and food allergies/sensitivities are just a few of the many drivers controlling our food choices. Consciously or subconsciously.

But whatever the reasons for your food choice(s). They are yours alone. What you eat is your personal decision.

That’s why we aren’t here to tell you which fad diet is the best. There are lots of articles that already do that.

At ENERGYbits®, we won’t tell you which diet to follow. 

Instead, we want to help you learn how algae supports and improves every single one of them. It doesn’t matter if you are keto, paleo, vegan, raw, low calorie, low fiber, low carb, intermittent fasting, vegetarian, pescatarian, or something else. Algae fills the nutritional gaps left by all of them, satisfies your hunger, improves your energy, boosts your immune system, and improves every aspect of your health and longevity. Quickly, easily and naturally. 

Bottom line. Taking algae tablets improves the success of whatever diet you chose. 

Noted below are a few summaries of the most popular diets. Taking algae tablets supports each of them so you can achieve peak health and nutrition. 

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Store your ENERGYbits algae in the fridge for extra freshness!

Paleo

The Low Down:

“Paleo”is short for Paleolithic – the time period this diet is based on [1]. Basically, when you follow a paleo diet, you should only eat something if hunter-gatherers did!  If it’s packaged or processed or contains grains or anything artificial…stay away.

The diets of our paleo ancestors included a wide variety of whole foods. Today, the diet is updated for modern times, but the paleo diet is mainly fresh animal products such as eggs, meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, along with plenty of fatty acids and oils.

Some paleo dieters include full-fat dairy products like butter and cheese, and some avoid dairy altogether. There is a low carb variation as well, which has been proven to be an effective way to lose weight in the short term if that is why you are dieting [2].

Research shows that in copying the “caveman diet,” people living today can significantly reduce their risk of certain diseases and even cancers, like colon cancer [3]

Who It Benefits the Most: 

Often, a paleo diet can support those looking to lower their blood pressure, lose weight, and regulate glucose in their bloodstream. As always, touch base with your medical provider before starting any new diet plan. 

The ENERGYbits® Solution: 

To be successful on a Paleo diet takes a lot of prep work since you are no longer eating processed, “grab and go foods”. This is challenging at the best of times, but particularly when you are busy or quickly need something to fill your hunger.  That’s why carrying ENERGYbits® spirulina algae tablets with you can be a lifesaver. 

Spirulina has the highest protein in the world (3 x the amount of protein as steak), is loaded with essential fatty acids, and is technically a bacteria without a cellulose wall, so it is absorbed instantly to satisfy our hunger. Spirulina also has forty vitamins and minerals, including all the B Vitamins that give you energy, so it energizes your brain and body.

Algae was the first life on earth almost four billion years ago, so it’s heritage actually predates paleo! You simply can’t get any more ancestral or more paleo than algae. It’s the original food on earth and as low as you can get on the food chain. Yeah, algae!

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Spirulina is the perfect snack for when you are in a time crunch!

Keto

The keto diet is still being hotly debated. But there are a number of health conditions that it has been shown to help, including epilepsy, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. Keto diets often lead to a rapid, dramatic weight loss in a short period of time. We won’t argue whether keto is good or bad, but we will give you some of the science behind keto and ketosis. 

The Low Down: 

The keto diet was named for the state your body goes into when you follow this high-fat, extremely low-carb nutrition plan. It’s called a state of ketosis. When you are in a state of ketosis, it’s because you have reduced or eliminated the sugar and processed carbohydrates that your body usually uses for energy. Without carbs to fuel it, your body turns to the only alternative source of fuel it has – your fat. And as your body burns stored fat for energy, it releases something called ketones [4].

Ketone bodies are released when carbohydrate levels are low. They replace the glucose stores and then act as a source of energy for the body [5].

Who it Benefits the Most: 

Research has shown that a keto diet can help non-diabetic people lose weight and improve health markers associated with metabolic syndrome [6]Keto diets were originally discovered as a successful way to stop epileptic seizures in children [5]!  For more information, visit The Charlie Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that helps families learn how to use a keto diet as a non-interventionist way to cure epilepsy. If you are interested in trying a keto diet or any diet, we recommend checking in with your medical professional first to ensure you do not have any pre-existing conditions.

The ENERGYbits® Solution: 

When you are following a keto diet, your carbs are severely restricted. This means you will not be eating many (or any!) fruits and vegetables. The result is that you will be missing critical nutrients like chlorophyll, fiber, and important vitamins and minerals that are essential for health, a strong immune system, and regular bowel movements. The simple solution is to take algae tablets every day. Algae has ZERO carbs, is ketogenic, has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world, which is cleansing (and stimulates peristalsis, aka bowel movements). Algae also contains forty vitamins and minerals, so it ensures you get all your nutritional needs met without pushing you out of ketosis.  

Both spirulina (ENERGYbits) and chlorella (RECOVERYbits®) tablets contain high levels of vitamins K, B6, and B12, and beta carotene (Vitamin A). RECOVERYbits® contains high amounts of Vitamin K2 (which is necessary to help protect you against heart disease).  In fact, there is so much nutrition in our algae that every single tablet contains the equivalent nutrition of an entire plate of vegetables. So, if you are keto or just don’t like to eat veggies, you are in luck! They give you all the same nutrients but without carbs, cooking, or cleaning! 

ENERGYbits tins and coconuts

ENERGYbits algae is the perfect addition to any diet where nutritional gaps are tricky to fill!

Vegan 

The Low Down: 

 The vegan diet is one of the most well-known out there! To go vegan means cutting out all meat and animal products, including dairy, honey, and eggs [7]. Some foods you wouldn’t expect to be non-vegan, like gelatin, often are the tricky items that trip people up. 

Who It Benefits the Most: 

While many people utilize this diet in animal activism and to spread awareness of animal abuse in modern factory practices, some do it just for health! 

A vegan diet is often recommended for those with high cholesterol or high blood pressure because it removes the primary sources of saturated fats like red meat and dairy. But we suggest you check with your health care professional before embarking on this or any diet.

The low fat and high fiber found in a vegan diet has also been shown to help with weight management and improved metabolisms too [8]

The ENERGYbits® Solution: 

The biggest challenge for vegans is getting enough protein and iron, both of which are necessary for brain, muscle, organ, and skeletal health (so basically, everything)! 

Luckily all ENERGYbits algae tablets are vegan, AND they contain the highest concentration of protein and iron in the world. ENERGYbits tablets are 64% protein, which is 3 x the amount of protein as steak, and they also contain 48 x more iron than spinach. 

And whether you are vegan or not, if you are concerned about lectins, oxylates, or phytates (found in many vegetables like night shades), you will be thrilled to know that algae contains NONE of these “anti-nutrients” which can be problematic for your digestion and can contribute to auto-immune issues. To learn more we recommend the book The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry. 

During the process of evolution, plants growing on land developed things like oxylates to protect themselves from predators (like bugs!), but since algae is not grown on land, it has never had to develop “anti-nutrients” to protect itself. So with algae, you get all the upside of plant-based nutrition but none of the downside. 

Go ahead, vegans (and everyone else too)! Have as many algae tablets as you want each day to get your protein and iron needs met effortlessly. No pain. Just gain. 

Woman carrying a box of fresh produce and a bag of RECOVERYbits and ENERGYbits

Algae is incredibly high in protein and iron helping to fuel your body throughout the day.

Conclusion

Everyone has unique nutritional needs, so there isn’t one diet that fits all. But ENERGYbits® algae tablets are perfect for all of them! It doesn’t matter if you are keto, paleo, vegan, pescatarian, low carb, low fiber, low calorie, raw, whole-30, unprocessed, low-lectin, low sugar. Algae tablets improve them all. 

That’s why algae is for everyone. Our algae tablets are also organic, sustainable non-GMO, gluten-free, sugar-free, toxin-free, and virtually calorie-free (just one calorie per tablet). They are a whole FOOD, not a supplement, and when combined with a healthy lifestyle, can help support your body regardless of which diet you are following.

And don’t forget that quality matters.  If you want the best health outcomes from taking algae, you need to be sure you are buying the best – like ENERGYbits. We are world-renowned for having the highest nutritional density and purity because we take extra precautions and extra steps to ensure the quality of our algae.

For example, we grow our algae in triple-filtered spring mountain water to ensure its purity and do not use high heat to dry it algae (like virtually everyone else). This allows us to preserve the nutrients and enzymes in our algae, so it’s still a raw food and is easier to absorb and digest. We also use a much safer technique to crack the cell walls of our chlorella -we use sound vibrations rather than tumbling it with glass beads (like virtually everyone else but which causes lead to leak into the chlorella). Our technique ensures our algae has no lead in it, so it’s safer and purer for you and your family. To guarantee this, we have all our algae tested at a third-party lab in the USA. 

Quick Facts: 

  • High Protein (60% -64% protein = 3 x steak)
  • High Organic Iron (48 x spinach)
  • High Chlorophyll (1,000 x greens)
  • High Antioxidants (1,000 x cherries)
  • High Vitamins & Minerals (1,000 x other vegetables)
  • High Fatty Acids (Omega-3, DHA, GLA)
  • High Vitamin K2 protects the heart, brain, skin, and bones

Algae couldn’t be any easier- it’s the most efficient nutrition.

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