Originally published December 17 2008
Detox Your Body with Chlorella
by Sheryl Walters
(NaturalNews) Chlorella is one of Nature's perfect foods. NASA has chosen chlorella to be one of the first foods grown on the space station, and chlorella is the number one supplement taken for vibrant health in Japan. It is estimated that 5 million people take chlorella every day. This freshwater green algae has been widely studied more than any other algae, and researchers agree that it is one of the most powerful super foods we can nourish our bodies with.
Chlorella is a rich source of protein and contains all essential amino acids. It is high in the antioxidant beta carotene and has one of the greatest concentrations of the life giving phytonutrient chlorophyll. But one of the most amazing miracles of chlorella is that it binds to toxins but not to nutrients making it a powerful and intelligent detoxifier. No matter how well we eat and how much we exercise, we cannot escape the toxins that pervade our world. Taking chlorella regularly is a simple way to keep our bodies healthy.
Heavy Metal Detoxifier
Heavy metals can have a seriously negative impact on our health and wellbeing. Mercury found in dental fillings and fish, lead from paint or water, cadmium in cigarette smoke and platinum from cars are just some of the metals that can keep us from enjoying vibrant health. They have been linked to a number of illnesses including autism, Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Crone's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue.
Chlorella's fibrous outer shell binds with the heavy metals in the bloodstream and assists in pulling them out of tissues to carry them out of the body.
Other Benefits of this "Perfect Food"
Chlorophyll boosts the immune system. It promotes T-cell activity, thereby enhancing the immune system to more effectively fight off bacteria and viruses. Evidence shows that chlorella stimulates the production of interferon. Interferons (IFNs) are natural proteins produced by the cells of the immunes system to fight against viruses, parasites and tumors. It is believed that they are one of the body's most potent defences against cancer.
Chlorophyll promotes healthy digestion. It is full of enzymes such as pepsin and chlorophyllase, which are necessary for good health. It also supports the beneficial bacteria and flora in the intestine; ensuring harmful bacteria such as Candida don't overgrow and ruin our digestion and our health.
There is evidence to reveal that chlorella freshens breath and reduces body odor because of its high chlorophyll levels.
Chlorella is considered one of nature's beauty foods because it cleanses the liver, the intestines and the blood, which are all vital for gorgeous skin. It also defends against aging and disease causing free radicals.
Chlorophyll is also known to promote optimal blood pressure and to support the growth and repair of your tissues.
You can take chlorella in capsule form, or simply add it to smoothies or make Chlorella Chocolate Cake.
150g coconut butter
150 g chocolate powder
100 g mesquite
2 teaspoons chlorella
Handful of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
3 teaspoons agave nectar
Boil some water and take it off the stove. Put the coconut oil/butter in another dish, and put it in the boiling water (A Bain Marie).
Once the coconut butter is melted, add the other ingredients. Stir and put in the refrigerator to set. When it is hard, eat and enjoy the benefits of chlorella along with the power of the chocolate, mesquite and seeds.
About the authorSheryl is a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner.
Her website www.younglivingguide.com provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. You can also find some of the most powerful super foods on the planet including raw chocolate, purple corn, and many others.
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