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Chlorella Fast Facts

October 16, 2015
chlorella-powder

Before you say yuck, another green, must be good for you but probably tastes bad statement, you must read on!

So yesterday a friend of mine who happens to be a health know all, adds some chlorella into a smoothie we were each enjoying, encourages me to do the same.  I am hesitant because I’m really enjoying the taste and don’t want it tasting “green”. She encourages me to try hers and I was surprised to find it still tasted great! I did already know that chlorella was great at cleaning out the harmful chemicals that we take in but there’s more…

 

This seriously green powder is a natural supplement that boosts your energy, supports fat loss and helps detox heavy metals like lead and mercury from your body.

Chlorella  is a blue-green algae that is native to Taiwan and Japan. It is thought to be the most thoroughly researched food in history, containing the highest chlorophyll content of all known plants. That’s where the energy part comes from!

Chlorella is a great source of protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibre, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals. Add into smoothies, sprinkle over salads, add into yogurt, etc.

Start out with maybe 1/4 teaspoon (take with food as it seriously aids with digestion) than gradually increase up to the recommended dose of  1-5 grams.

Fast Facts…

  • strengthens the immune system
  • promotes bowel health
  • helps to detoxify the body
  • cleanses the blood stream, liver, and kidneys
  • increases oxygen to your body’s cells and brain
  • promotes proper growth in children
  • fights infection,
  • helps raise the pH of your body to a more alkaline state
  • promotes the production of friendly flora in your gastrointestinal tract
  • helps to counteract the fatigue and mood swings associated with PMS and perimenopause!!!

**As always, please consult a medical professional if you are taking medications, are pregnant or nursing.

Chlorella can interact negatively with certain medications. Because it contains vitamin K, chlorella supplements can interfere with the effectiveness of blood thinner medications. If you have an allergy to iodine, you may also be allergic to chlorella.  .

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