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5 Super Micro-Plants to Include in Your Diet

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5 Super Micro-Plants to Include in Your Diet

There are a few plants in Nature that are extremely concentrated with vitamins and minerals surpassing even kale and broccoli. Although micro-plants are related to dark leafy vegetables, they provide a higher level of nutrients than other foods. These micro-plants consist of blue-green algae, chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass, and barley grass. They were the very beginning source of life for this planet and they continue to nourish us well into the future.

Micro-plants come in many forms and colors, harvested both from the sea and dry land, and nutritionally each one is an excellent source of two important phytochemicals, chlorophyll and lycopene. These super powerful nutrients support your bodyís ability to detoxify heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins, plus they are loaded with nutrients to boost your immunity to disease.† Micro-plants, commercially known as Green Foods, contain a concentrated combination of phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, bioflavanoids, proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes, coenzymes, and fiber. This means a whole lot of nutrition in small amounts of food. Dr. Richard Schulze, author of Get Well, refers to micro-plants as Natureís blood transfusion.

It may be a bit confusing to discern which micro-plant is right for you to take, but donít worry, there are products on the market that combine these Superfoods into one formula making it easy to stir into fresh juice and drink your nutrients. Individually, the more common micro-plants sold in natural foods stores include:

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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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8:06PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

eating algae sounds really weird! but thanks for sharing!

6:03PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Very interesting.... Where would I even find any of these things?!

12:10AM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Hmmm...maybe I'll give the spirulina or Chlorella a try. Has to be able to taste good in a Smoothie, though.

7:36PM PST on Jan 26, 2012


6:51PM PST on Jan 23, 2012

delicious tips..

2:36AM PST on Jan 18, 2012

@heather- actually, my 3 yr old son drinks green spirulina and algae smoothies and juices nearly every day! It really tastes quite good in juices, and most of these green super foods just give a nice earthy tone to the drink they are mixed into. yum..

9:25AM PST on Jan 16, 2012


3:35AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I have tried all of these at one time or another and they did not hurt and may have helped. Mom swears by chlorella, I believe.

2:04AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I am happy to eat like a ruminant and try the grasses. I know the rest of the powders are extremely healthy but I can't even imagine a thirsty cow putting it's soft lips into water that is coloured green with algae. Also, we don't know where these products come from and most of what I see around me is polluted - whether it's the land, the rivers and it all runs into the sea. I'm adventurous - but only to a point. In 15 years' time perhaps that's all we have to eat.....

6:04PM PST on Jan 15, 2012

thank you for the article......i will go to the store and check on the powder drink.

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