From adaptogens to healing spices to superherbs, it isn’t always easy to stay current with what’s hot right now in the health world. A cousin of the better-known spirulina, chlorella is one under-the-radar superfood powerhouse you might want to consider studying up on and integrating into your diet.
With incredible health benefits like DNA repair and cellular detoxification, Chlorella is truly one of nature’s top superfoods, rich in vitamins, minerals and more.
If you don’t know about chlorella yet, keep reading!
Benefits of daily Chlorella in your life
Chlorella is an alga that grows in freshwater. It contains the highest amount of chlorophyll of any known plant. It is used to boost the immune system and fight infections. It increases good bacteria in the GI tract, which helps with ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and Crohn’s disease. It can also be used for constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Chlorella is known to protect the body from reactions to cancer radiation treatment. You should consume it to detoxify the liver from alcohol, pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals such as mercury. Chlorella helps to naturally detoxify your body of all harmful substances.
Chlorella is a nutrient-dense food. It contains 60% protein (18 amino acids including all essential amino acids). It is a good source of essential fatty acids (The famous Omega-3!). Aside from its chlorophyll content, those freshwater algae are also consumed for the beta-carotene and RNA/DNA. You will also find more than 20 vitamins and minerals in a single scoop of the green powder (good source of iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, B1, B2, B2, B5, B6, B12, E and K, biotin, inositol, folic acid, plus vitamins C, E, and K).
Add a scoop or two to your shake (5-10 grams), with banana, mango, dates, and coconut milk and you will get a super delicious, healthy breakfast smoothie. Add it to your shakes every day and you will soon appreciate its benefits!