(Natural News) The combination of modern farming methods and an immense amount of pollution have left both humans and the foods they eat diseased and devoid of nutrition. This means that we can no longer simply rely on eating a balanced diet to optimize our health. And the hectic pace of modern life means that most of us don’t always manage to eat a balanced diet, anyway, with loads of junk and processed foods sneaking their way into our daily meal plans.
Nonetheless, there are still nutritionally dense, cleansing foods that can provide the nutrition we need while optimizing health and helping to undo the years of damage accrued through modern living. One of the greatest – if not the greatest – of all these superfoods is chlorella, a single cell green alga grown in water, available in supplement form. (Related: Chlorella reduces body fat, total cholesterol and blood glucose levels.)
The healthiest superfood on the planet?
As reported on Brighteon.com, chlorella contains the following amazing nutrients and benefits:
- Highly digestible plant protein
- A superior source of chlorophyll
- A potent alkaline-forming food
- An excellent source of minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, calcium, iodine, manganese and potassium
- High quality source of vitamins A, C, E, K and the entire B-complex
- High in essential fatty acids, including gamma linoleic acid
- A potent source of antioxidants, polysaccharides, beta-carotene and lutein
- Rich in enzymes and other phytonutrients
- High in dietary nucleic acids like RNA and DNA
The health benefits of consuming chlorella
Consuming chlorella on a daily basis means you will be flooding your body with all the amazing nutrients, minerals and vitamins noted above, providing it with all it needs to optimize bodily processes.
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Since chlorella also binds to dangerous heavy metals like mercury (which are found everywhere in our environment, in everything from dental fillings to seafood, vaccines to compact fluorescent lights, and which are known to be dangerous to humans), taking this supplement on a daily basis can help the body eliminate these dangerous elements.
Chlorella also promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria, helping to establish a balanced, healthy microbiome and improved digestion, which in turn greatly improve overall health and disease-fighting ability.
A potent cancer fighter
Back in 2009, Natural News reported:
For its high nutrient content and potent defense against disease and the ravages of aging, many people have put chlorella at the top of their list. Now there are even more reasons to cheer for chlorella. Scientists are documenting its potent cancer fighting abilities including its ability to repair damage to DNA and influence gene expression.
A study by researchers from South Korea, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2008, found that at least two of the carotenoids in chlorella – C. ellipsoidea and C. vulgaris – when used together in semi-purified extract form, inhibited cancer cell growth and enhanced apoptosis, or programmed cell death.
Natural News reported:
The reason cancer cells are so problematic is that they refuse to die on cue. Chlorella made sure they followed through when it was their time to die. The researchers also discovered that C. ellipsoidea extract was 2.5 times more effective than C. vulgaris at inducing the apoptotic effect. (Related: Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer.)
Clearly, chlorella offers amazing health benefits, and it is well worth incorporating a good, clean source of this amazing superfood into your daily diet.
“Incorporating this kind of nutrition into your body on a daily basis will arguably provide more synergistic nutrients and healing power than anything else you put in your mouth,” noted Derek Henry, founder of Healing the Body.