A short note on last week’s post: 3 close friends, my wife, my daughter and I, all seem to be right-brained. Is there anybody who couldn’t decipher the message? I’m curious please let me know.
Our immune system, a protective network of cells and organs, help keep our bodies functioning properly.
There are many things we can do to improve our immunity and stay healthy; wash our hands, get enough rest, and eat the foods that support immunity like ginger, sauerkraut, and shitake mushrooms.
Another immune supporting superfood is a freshwater single-celled algae known as Chlorella Pyrenoidosa. Like every other cell in our body, the cells that make up our immune system benefit from good nutrition, and chlorella is one of the best sources of nutrition to build our defenses.
Chlorella in rich in nucleic acids, vitamins (like D and B12), minerals (like iron), as well as other health-promoting compounds unique to this plant.
Clinical research finds that daily consumption of chlorella can support and enhance immune function.
More Than an Immune Booster
Chlorella is a rich source of chlorophyll, iron, vitamin D, and more. In addition to its effect on the immune system, this nutritious plant has also demonstrated other health benefits.
One is energy. All that high quality nutrition means that chlorella can support your cells and help you stay energized.
Another benefit is gentle purification. Chlorella can support the body’s natural detoxification process, supporting the health of our elimination organs. This plant contains elements that help the body eliminate toxins. Its unique nutrients may help purify the body. Chlorophyll can help to freshen breath and support the body’s natural waste elimination process. All green plants contain chlorophyll, but chlorella is known to have one of the richest sources.
Chlorella also promotes good digestive health, thanks again to chlorophyll. It helps our digestion run smoothly all the way down the line, from assimilation to elimination.
I started using chlorella (and spirulina) when I found out that they clean out the heavy metals our body accumulates through environmental pollution and food. Try not to eat bottom feeding big fish like turbot; stick with the small varieties.
Processing the plant is necessary to unlock it’s power. The tough cell wall has to be penetrated. Try to buy a reputable brand.
You can take it as a tablet, powder, or enjoy it in food.
The following recipe is a tasty way to super-charge your immune system and improve your well-being.
Immune Boosting Chlorella Lemon Ginger Tonic:
1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Turmeric
1 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
1 Whole Lemon’s Juice
3 Cups Filtered Water
1 Tsp (or 3 tablets) Chlorella powder
- Add all ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. About 2-3 minutes turn off heat.
- Set a small strainer over serving glasses and divide between two mugs.
That’s it for now; see you all the next time.