Chlorella is a blue-green single-cell alga, with a high division rate making it very sustainable. You may be thinking: Cecily, you want me to eat ALGAE? Ew. But please read a little further of the many benefits of adding this mysterious green algae powder to your diet. You may be surprised.
It has a 58% protein percentage and contains all the essential amino acids. Chlorella is high in:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12
- Chlorophyll – thought to bind to heavy metals/toxins to allow them to be removed from the body
TIP: Look for ‘broken-cell wall’ chlorella as this is far more digestible.
The Take Away
Detoxification: Chlorella has shown to bind to heavy metals and toxins within the body to allow them to be excreted. This allows the optimal function of the body and removal of substances that may cause skin or digestion problems.
Immune Boost: Vitamin C, in particular, is thought to boost the immune system and contribute to its normal functioning. As well as the variety of vitamins and minerals that again aid optimal body functions.
Magnesium: Magnesium is a powerful mineral thought to reduce and relieve common symptoms and issues such as anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, and migraines. It is also important in bone health. Ensuring you regularly have enough magnesium allows you to know you’re doing everything you can for great mental and physical health.
In short, Chlorella is not ESSENTIAL, yet beneficial in the diet as we often lack enough essential vitamins and minerals in the western diet. I like to add it to smoothies in the mornings. What do you think of Chlorella?