If you happen to be a huge fan of dangerous heavy metals and toxins, then you might want to skip this article. Still with us? Great, glad we got rid of those heavy metal fans! In this article we will look at exactly what Chlorella is and what it has against heavy metals and toxins.
Is Chlorella Just The Latest, Flash In The Pan, Health Craze?
Not exactly! Chlorella is a spherical, single celled, green freshwater algae that has existed on this planet for 2 billion years. Chlorella is actually a micro algae, about the size of a human red blood cell - amazing how something so small has out-survived dinosaurs and basically anything else that has ever lived on this planet!
What Does An Ancient Tiny Micro Algae Have to Do With My Health?
We get it – unless you are a biology buff, learning about ancient algae is not overly exciting. However, when it comes to Chlorella, it is the nutrients packed into this micro algae which can get even people who failed high school biology thrilled to learn about Chlorella.
Chlorella – Proving Size Really Doesn't Matter…When It Comes to Nutrients.
Chlorella is one of the most nutrient rich plants under the sun! Chlorella, a micro algae that is no larger than a red blood cell, is a highly nutrient SuperFood. The terms Super Fruit and Super Food are thrown around all the time now, but usually these so called SuperFoods have no more nutrients than regular foods.
When it comes to Chlorella, it really does have an incredibly impressive nutritional profile.
Here are some of the things you will find inside a Chlorella Cell -
- 50% Protein, 20% Fats, 20% Carbohydrates
- Rich in Phytochemicals (nutrients found in plants)
- Loaded With Healthy Chlorophyll
- Packed With Vitamins and Minerals
- Terrific Source of Flavonoids and Antioxidants
- Rich in Carotenoids, Lutein, Glutathione and Echinenone
- A Unique Outer Layer of Polymerized Carotenoid (more on this later)
You sure can fit a lot of nutrients into something the size of a human red blood cell!
Chlorella Sounds Nutritious, But What is The Deal With Flushing Toxins From My Body?
We have good news and bad news – which do you want first? Bad news first? Sure, let's get that out of the way. We live in a toxic world. We are not talking about just the obvious toxins like smoke and pollution, but the invisible toxins like lead, mercury and other heavy metals that can make its way into our food supply.
Now for the good news – Chlorella is nature's answer to toxins. Chlorella can help trap and pull heavy metals and toxins out of your body. There are some side effects to using chlorella to pull toxins out of your body…it can increase energy, boost your immune system and promote growth and repair of tissues!
Now you must be wondering how Chlorella can have all these health benefits? Follow along to our next lesson – The Health Benefits of Chlorella – and all will be answered my eager student.