Sometimes called “blue algae,” microalgae is a grassy, green plant that is often used in juices. Microalgae is more of a food additive that is created from ocean plants such as blue-green algae, Spirulina and Chorella. When fixing your morning smoothie, add microalgae to include the probiotics that your body needs. – Although this is not a food per se, it’s great to add to your morning smoothie.
What it contains? Microaglae refers to superfood ocean-based plants such as spirulina, chorella, and blue-green algae. Micro algae have been found to increase both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria in the digestive tract in addition to many other important nutrients: chlorophyll, beta-carotene and the highest sources of protein and nucleic acids of any plant food.
Caution: Micro algae can raise levels of uric acid to the point that kidney stones can form, calcium can be depleted, and gout can appear.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 5, 2016