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)
Pigments such as β-carotene
Xanthophylls, and chlorophyl
Studies have indicated these greenies have the following properties:
Antiallergic, including food allergies
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
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:
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…
SUPERFOOD AFA ALGEA SMOOTHIE RECIPE
– 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! 😉