16 October 2011

Blog Action Day 2011 #BAD11- About Food

Today is the Blog Action Day, and this year's theme is Food.

I choose to talk about one special Malagasy product, 100% natural, but can compete with medicines and pharmaceuticals produced by devcelopped countries.

I was surfing on the web when I discovered that even NASA pilotes in America and the European Space Agency used it, and while it's powder or spaghetti in Madagascar, in these countries it's like a pill. And since we produce it here, the price is not high, it's accessible to all. So far the price of a sachet is about 5000ar

There are three ways to use this product.

1. It can be used as a dietary supplement for those who are malnourished.

2. It can also be used for various treatments.Only the doctor can prescribe the dose needed by the patient. Therefore, the dose is not the same for thos who are on a diet, for those who are malnourished, athletes or students.

3.Everyone can also take it daily, but again don't forget that it's better to consult a doctor before, because, for example if you don't eat salt, your dose will be different.

We, and the children we help through the Antananarivo SaD project of the Tetezana Onlus Association, use it as a food supplement for those children of disadvantaged families, to give them more protein and antibody, to fight against diseases.

You're probably wondering: But what is that Malagasy incredible product? It is Spirulina.

Menabe's spirulina is produced by ECAR SPIRMEN. The Diocese ECAR Morondava and CODEGAZ France cooperate for the production, everything is done in Madagascar.

To celebrate the day, which is also the World Food Day, here are the virtues of spirulina

Spirulina is an edible seaweed. Everyone can eat it, it contains 60% to 65% of everything we need to fight against malnutrition, and to increase health protection. It also protect us from anemia, fever and stress. It is recommended that children, pregnant woman, elder persons and athletes should also take it.

We can eat it with all kinds of foods (depending on everyone's preference) such as rice, pasta, yoghurt, sauce, or even the nem you buy in the streets.

There's already a notice on the back of the sachet :

If it's a sickness, or a temporary malnutrition, take 1/2 or 1 teaspoonful of spirulina (2 to 5g)

If it's malnutrition, take 1 spoonful

But don't cook spirulina, don't mix with something hot. And take it non-stop during 2 or 3 weeks.

Here are some interesting spirulina composants:

Vegetal proteins about 60%
lipid 6
glucid 19
minerals 8
some oligonutriments
vitamin A (β-carotene) 100
vitamin B1 to B12 22
vitamin E 10
Fer 60
phosphor 800
Calcium 1400
Magnesium 200
Chlorophyll 790
Γ-linolenic acid 1000

I hope that you will benefit from this product. You can find spirulina in pharmacies and Ecar Antanimena.

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