What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is form of single-celled algae, very small (from 2-10 micrometers) and rich in chlorophyll. It multiplies very rapidly and is packed full of protein, carbohydrate and vitamins, and is used not only as a source of protein, but also for weight control, supporting the immune system and helping maintain a healthy digestive system. If grown under specific conditions, chlorella can also be used a rich source of polyunsaturated fats, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
There are many health benefits claimed for chlorella, and it widely used in detoxification. It is an effective detox supplement, particularly useful for removing heavy metals from the body (mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, etc). It cleanses the bowel and ensures that metabolic wastes are eliminated effectively. It also supports the immune system and aids in wound healing.
Chlorella offers many more health benefits, and many people use it as a maintenance supplement, taking it, not to treat any particularly condition or symptom, but to generally maintain a healthy body.Taking Chlorella With Junk Food
Chlorella is a family of tiny single-celled algae, no more than 100th of a millimeter in diameter. It is packed full of chlorophyll, proteins and vitamins, and many people take it for its therapeutic benefits. However, chlorella is alkaline in nature and so can help balance the pH of the body. Junk food, such as burgers, and processed foods, red meats and soft drinks, that all tend to be acidic in nature, can help to promote disease and the formation of toxins in your body.
The alkaline nature of chlorella can help maintain your general body pH at a slightly alkaline level of 7.2 - 7.4. Bacteria do not generally like alkaline conditions, so chlorella will help reduce infections and general illness that an acidic environment can cause. Not only that, but chlorella also detoxes your body of the toxins that a red meat and junk food diet can generate, and is particularly effective against heavy metals.
The high chlorophyll content of chlorella also helps to sweeten your breath, so you can eat your burgers and kebabs without this causing breath odour or halitosis. Chlorella is a very useful supplement to take if you live a busy life and often have to eat fast foods on the move.