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5 Super Micro-Plants to Include in Your Diet

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1. Blue-green algae (Cyanophyta): one of the first life forms, scientists have found 3.5 billion years of earthís existence encoded in the RNA/DNA (nucleic acids) of these primitive organisms. Presently available in loose powder or capsule form, blue-green algae contains the highest amounts of beta-carotene, and nucleic acids than any plant or animal food. Actually, blue-green algae are composed of hundreds of types of algae, spirulina, aphanizomenon and microcystis being a few.

2. Chlorella (Chlorophyta): is a single cell freshwater green micro-algae that is the Superfood of choice for over 10 million people worldwide. The first known form of plant life with a true nucleus, it has survived for 2.5 billion years because of its extremely tough outer cell wall and its ability to quadruple in quantity every 20 hours, making it the fastest growing plant on earth! NASA believes it to be the ideal food for long-term space travel and colonization. It is useful for removing heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxic carcinogens from the body. It contains less protein and beta-carotene than Spirulina with twice the nucleic acid and chlorophyll. Itís cleansing and rejuvenating properties are considered to fight aging, Alzheimer’s, sciatica, palsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and general nervous system issues.

Related: The Blue-Green Algae Debate
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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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Umm ty for the info but I think I'll pass on the "plant based protein sources"......


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