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Chlorella: The Super Green Food

Posted on June 30 2017

Chlorella is a nutrient dense single celled green algae that contain chlorophyll, it is a green superfood.

Chlorella has high protein and high nucleic acid, RNA/DNA, of any food. It has high fiber and detoxifies. It contains the highest amount of Chlorophyll. It uses photosynthesis, meaning it absorbs light, to create its energy, versatility and power, which it passes on to those who consume it.

  1. It helps control hunger and cravings by stabilizing blood sugar
  2. Controls body odor both inside and outside, like bad breath, and alleviates constipation and gas.
  3. Encourages healing. They knew this back in the 1950’s when it was used and still is as a chlorophyll spray on wounds.
  4. Promotes cleansing and liver detoxification of environmental pollutants. The green chlorophyll binds to the toxins and eliminates them from the body, usually 95% evacuated in 24 hours. It also rids the body of Aflotoxins, a toxic compound common in grains, peanuts, corn and legumes.
  5. Super-antioxidant and cancer preventive, it works by protecting your DNA.
  6. Effective against Candida, a type of yeast, a very common problem for many women, you may not even know you have it. It causes fatigue, depression and digestive problems.
  7. Helps reduce swelling and skin irritation. Decreases inflammation, soreness, aches and pains. Can control herpes, like cold sores, and possibly even shingles. 

Several Forms of Chlorella Filled Foods

Leafy Greens like vegetables Swiss chard, kale, spinach, collard greens or arugula

Chlorophyll supplements in tablet form are very beneficial. It is necessary to use broken cell wall algae which is better for your body to break down and absorb its nutrients.

Liquid chlorophyll also a supplement, which can include alfalfa, can be added to water for drinking during the day for energy. This product like chlorophyll performs the same as hemoglobin in your body, the iron component in your red cells. It is very helpful for those with anemia.

Nutritional Benefits of Chlorella

As mentioned above, chlorella is high in protein, nucleic acids, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K and beta carotene, EFA’s, magnesium, iron, calcium and of course, chlorophyll.

Chlorella is very popular in Asian countries; it has been used for centuries for energy and to enhance immunity.  In Japan, it has been used traditionally for ulcers, diabetes, hypertension and gastritis.

Chlorella Studies and Research

A study was reported in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research in 2006, that chlorella strengthens the immune system for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

The chlorophyll can make you look younger since it slows the aging process due to the high vitamin A, vitamin C and glutathione levels.

There is a potential for chlorella to help relieve symptoms of pain from fibromyalgia, improve overall quality of life.

It can help normalize body functions, help the liver get rid of toxins and restore the liver.

Negative Interactions includes increased sensitivity to sunlight especially if already on photosensitive drugs. If allergic to iodine, you could have a reaction to chlorella, please check with your doctor.

It is not recommended for pregnant woman or while breast feeding.

 

References:

https://draxe.com/7-proven-chlorella-benefits-side-effects/

http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/chlorella-vs-spirulina/

http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-chlorella.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11347287

http://www.naturalnews.com/041511_chlorella_liver_detoxification_superfoods.html

 

Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses. Contact her at: cindyshealinggarden@gmail.com

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