Blue-green algae is set to be the it-ingredient in 2016

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Blue-green algae is reportedly the most nutrient rich food on the planet. If you read The Driving Force by Michael Crawford and David Marsh, you’ll see that it was the catalyst of our existence (sorry religion), transforming the Earth’s atmosphere over 1.6 million years ago, creating oxygen and activating life.

This particular book and several others have resulted in researchers exploring blue-green algae to see what measurable impacts it holds. Until then, just know that it deserves a place at the top of your superfood list. If this plant can trigger a planet, imagine what it can do for you?

Firstly, let’s take a look at the health specs. Blue-green algae by weight has:

  • 22 x more iron than spinach

  • 5 x more beta-carotene than carrots

  • 6 x more antioxidants than blueberries

  • 6 x more calcium than cow’s breast milk

Confusingly, there are many strains of blue-green algae. And many different farming methods. One that is about to become universally popular is Blue Magik, which is organically harvested in Klamath Lake, Oregon by the global leaders in algae, E3Live.

As we understand it, Blue Magik is made almost entirely of Phycocyanin, a specific component of spirulina. This particularly extract is renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, which means it repairs your body after periods of exercise and stress.

Blue Magik is now distributed globally and we anticipate it to be an it-ingredient in 2016 – as much for the nutritional properties as for its vibrant hue.

Try it in chia puddings, smoothies, tasty desserts and even Green Press’ cold pressed juice, Captain Planet.

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James McLoughlin
James McLoughlin is the cofounder of Green Press, a true pioneer in the health and wellness space, dispelling the stigma that health is boring. Green Press was created to help people feel alive. Their flagship cafe in Melbourne, informative blog, and online store offer an inspiring insight into the world of healthy living. James works closely with his brother Miles, both received their nutritional education in NYC. Chef Miles worked at multiple Michelin Star winning restaurants in Manhattan whilst James managed both a Manhattan restaurant and a juicing food truck. The brothers decided they were ready to go out on their own and moved to Melbourne, Australia and open the city's first organic cold pressed juice bar, launching Green Press in November 2013. Green Press now shares it's healthy message online through their online store and blog where you can find healthy recipes, lifestyle tips and inspiration.