Reasons to include superfood AFA algae in your diet

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae AFA algae is a popular superfood among health enthusiasts all over the world, including me.

To make it less complicated to explain, I decided to enlist you more than a couple reasons why you should take more of these greenies as a diary supplement.

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae AFA algae are among the most primitive life forms on earth and have been consumed as food or medicine by humans for centuries.

But first a bit of info about them, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae AFA algae are among the most primitive life forms on earth and have been consumed as food or medicine by humans for centuries. According to wikipedia, AFA algae have been a staple in the diets of many cultures and have been used for both food and commerce by indigenous peoples all over the globe, from Africa and Asia to the Americas, from the Chinese to the Aztecs and Mayans.

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae AFA algae is the first protein and most ancient food on earth. At the bottom of the food chain, it is the most nutrient-rich food known to be created by nature. This simple organism is complete nutrition in its most basic form. Wild AFA algae is a superb natural source of nutrients for the body.

AFA algae are nutritious natural products rich in:

Essential amino acids

Y-linolenic acid (GLA)


B vitamins




Pigments such as β-carotene

Xanthophylls, and chlorophyl

Studies have indicated these greenies have the following properties:





Antiallergic, including food allergies



Lipid-lowering effects

A nutrition-rich food

Stimulates immune cell trafficking (movement) and anti microbial activity

High concentration of phycocyanin (provides the blue pigment in BGA) and free-radical scavenger properties

Significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, which inhibit the growth of inflammatory prostaglandins

Discourages growth of the certain HIV viruses

Contains cancer-preventive properties, especially beneficial for breast cancer

Improves metabolism

Lowers cholesterol

Assists in weight-reduction and balancing blood sugar levels

Benefits lipid and sugar metabolism

Encourages proper liver function, healthy digestive system and nutrient absorption

Offers significant protection against lead toxicity

Accelerates recovery from mild traumatic brain injury

AFA algae improves conditions as:




Chronic Fatigue

Sluggish Stamina

Healing internal and external lesions

Balances mood, aids depression (such as: Bi-Polar or Manic-Depressive Disorders)

Balances and increases mental alertness (such as: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder)

Improvement in general feeling of well-being

AFA algae are commonly found in tropical or subtropical waters that have a high-salt content, but some types grow in large fresh water lakes. The natural color of these algae can give bodies of water a dark-green appearance. The altitude, temperature, and sun exposure where the blue-green algae are grown dramatically influence the types and mix of blue-green algae in the water.

These greenies can be taken with smoothies, in your musli (granola) in your snacks.

You can add a teaspoon of AFA algae to your Cacao Truffles for example or make the following easiest, tastiest smoothie ever…


– 2 red apples

– 1 pear

– 1 small avocado

– a large handful of fresh spinach leaves

– 3 dates

– 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

– 1 teaspoon of AFA algae

Blend, serve and enjoy.

If you still don’t find reasons to include AFA Algae in your diet, I tell you… if have been depressed, inflamed, stressed or with low energy, then get these greenies on your bag! that is what I do, I take them daily first thing in the morning and last thing at night! 😉


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