I’ll let you in on a great secret: chlorella has become one of the most used food supplements in Japan, a country that prides itself with the most longevive and energetic population on Earth!
And the great part is that it’s not that hard to find, since you can buy it from stores like Walmart. However, you need to watch out for fake and potentially dangerous chlorella supplements out there.
Why do I say dangerous? Well, it’s because they’ve been found to contain heavy metals, such as mercury. So before taking it home, make sure that you’re buying a pure and high quality chlorella product.
Now, let’s see why chlorella is a wonder plant that trumps most meds out there:
Incredible Benefits of Chlorella
As one of the most nutritious green plants on Earth, chlorella is so much richer in essential compounds for your body than broccoli or kale.
Considered by many researchers to be a superfood, scientists proved that consuming chlorella can optimize one’s health and positively influence your heart health.
Research conducted on 797 subjects revealed that...
"Chlorella administration significantly decreased the levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (bad cholesterol), systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose.“ (Journal of Medicinal Food).
Chlorella has also been attributed the following:
“Significantly decreased risk by reducing body fat, lowering cholesterol, and lowering levels of blood sugar. Researchers observed that chlorella improved the way genes are activated, leading to healthier metabolism.”
And there’s more: scientists in Virginia gave 5 grams of chlorella per day to patients undergoing a treatment for brain tumors known to suppress immune function and trigger respiratory infections.
The study, which appeared in Phytotherapy Research revealed that chlorella helped normalize the immune function and decreased respiratory and flu-like infections.
Another study done by those at the Virginia Commonwealth University showed that taking chlorella helped 24 patients actually stop taking meds for their moderately high blood pressure after only 2 months.
Now, tell me this: have you actually heard anyone saying that the medication they’ve been taking to keep their high blood pressure were of any good to them? That it helped them normalize their high blood pressure or that they’ve been able to stop taking those meds?
Didn’t think so.
Now, let me tell you more about how chlorella can fill in your nutritive gaps:
3 tablespoons of chlorella contain:
16 g of proteins
287% of the daily recommended dosage of vitamin A
71% of the daily recommended dosage of vitamin B2
202% of the daily recommended dosage of iron
113% of the daily recommended dosage of zinc
33% of the daily recommended dosage of B3
22% of the daily recommended dosage of magnesium
40% of the daily recommended dosage of vitamin C
Vitamins B1, B6 & B12
Copper, potassium, calcium, folic acid
Chlorella contains 410 calories per 100g, but the recommended intake of 2-10g/day won’t provide you with more than 41 calories within a 24 hour time frame.
How to Consume Chlorella?
Well, the best way you can benefit from it is by mixing one tablespoon of chlorella powder with one cup of water, since this is the best & fastest way it will work its magic on your health.
If you don’t find the taste to be very good, then you can also try taking 3 chlorella pills a day, half an hour before the main meals.
You can also make smoothies with it. Here's my recipe:
Easy Chlorella Smoothie Recipe
I mix half a teaspoon of chlorella with a banana, a few drops of rum essence and the juice squeezed from half a lemon. It's that simple - but it's absolutely delicious!
And the great part is that it’s so nutritious that you can use it to successfully replace a meal. So it’s like having a dinner and dessert in one meal… but without those empty calories.
If you don't have a sweet tooth, then you can mix a few greens, like broccoli, spinach, etc. with chlorella and toss them in the blender.
So... what do you think? Will you add chlorella on your shopping list?
If you want to boost your levels of beneficial nutrients, then I recommend you...