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Vega Lunch Date - @brendan_brazier Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries,#Sequel Chlorella, Organic Cacao, Salba,#Vega One Vanilla Protein Powder (Taken with instagram)
I have been super busy lately - and today when I woke up I looked in my normally veggie stoked fridge only to see that nothing was left from my week so far of juicing….
All that I could find in my fridge to juice was celery and cucumber…so I juiced those goodies and added 1 heaping teaspoon of Chlorella to the mix to get my Anti-Oxidant Blast.
What is Chlorella and why is good for you?
This summary from www.wikipedia.com is a great explanation around what Chlorella is and why you should always keep some in your cupboard - and you don’t even need to blend it - throw in a bottle of juice or water and shake it up - it dissolves and packs a kick-ass green boost for your health.
“Chlorella is a genus of single-cell green algae, belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 μm in diameter, and is without flagella. Chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast. Through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly, requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce.
The name Chlorella is taken from the Greek chloros, meaning green, and the Latin diminutive suffix ella, meaning small. Germanbiochemist and cell physiologist Otto Heinrich Warburg, awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on cell respiration in 1931, also studied photosynthesis in Chlorella. In 1961, Melvin Calvin of the University of California received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on the pathways of carbon dioxide assimilation in plants using Chlorella. In recent years, researchers have made less use of Chlorella as an experimental organism because it lacks a sexual cycle and, therefore, the research advantages ofgenetics are unavailable.
Many people believed Chlorella could serve as a potential source of food and energy because its photosynthetic efficiency can, in theory, reach 8%, comparable with other highly efficient crops such as sugar cane.
It is an attractive potential food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients; when dried, it is about 45% protein, 20%fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fibre, and 10% minerals and vitamins. Mass-production methods are now being used to cultivate it in large artificial circular ponds. It is also packed with calories, fat, and vitamins.
When first harvested, Chlorella was suggested as a “dirt-cheap” protein supplement to the human diet. Advocates sometimes focus on other supposed health benefits of the algae, such as claims of weight control, cancer prevention, and immune system support.
Several studies suggest Chlorella supplementation has a positive effect on the reduction of dioxin levels in breast milk and it may also have beneficial effects on nursing infants by increasing the IgA levels in breast milk.
Because of its unique ability to bind with mercury, lead, and cadmium, the alga (chlorella vulgaris) has become increasing popular as a heavy metal “detoxifier”. Studies indicate that chlorella (vulgaris etc) demonstrate a superior ability to (safely) draw these toxic metals from the gut and intestinal tract (where they tend to accumulate). Like blue-green algae, clinical studies on Chlorella suggest effects including polychlorinated dibenzodioxins detoxification in humans and other animals, healing from radiation exposure in animalsand the ability to reduce high blood pressure, lower serum cholesterol levels, accelerate wound healing, and enhance immune functions in humans.
Chlorella has been found to have anti-tumor properties when fed to mice. Another study found enhanced vascular function in hypertensive rats given oral doses of chlorella. However, the use of Chlorella for healing effects has received criticism.”
***ANOTHER GREAT LINK ON CHLORELLA BENEFITS: http://chloressence.com/about-chlorella/benefits.html
Chlorella contains mainly protein and vitamins like vitamin E, vitamin B and vitamin C. The presence of minerals like zinc and iron further enhances the body functioning and resistance to diseases. Arthritis and degenerative diseases can be treated with it.
In short, chlorella is a complete food. You can gain the best for your body if you take chlorella in your diet on a regular basis. Hosts of diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, tissue inflammation, joint pain and mineral deficiencies can be treated with it. It helps you to stay fit and fine so that you can make the most of your life. Thus, you can also achieve thesechlorella benefits if you choose to take this amazing superfood.”
No greens? Only hd Cucumber & Celery so I juiced that & added #Chlorella by #Sequel =GreenGoodness! @brendan_brazier @vegateam #iamyogalindaeats (Taken with instagram)