Why Chlorella??

I am always super pleased when I find a food that heals and rejuvenates my body. I’m naturally curious and when I started reading about the health and healing benefits of this algae I became hooked!! Chlorella. When I first began my journey to heal my body I wondered how I would go about cleansing and detoxifying my body of all the chemicals, pesticides, hormones, toxins I had ingested for over a quarter of a century. I figured it would take the next 20+ years to really get on the right track and avoid the cancers, heart disease, obesity, diabetes etc that are now rampant. But thankfully, that is not the case! The body is truly an amazing organism.

Every single one of us, no matter how careful we are, ingest toxins. It may not be via your food, you eat organic and hormone, antibiotic-free and humanely raised, but it can be via the water your drink or the air you breathe. Like it or not environmental pollutants are part and parcel of modern life. Doing something about it on a larger scale will take time and the efforts of conscientious individuals but you can do something about it on the smaller scale - your body and your family’s bodies.

Why you should get some chlorella in your life?

  1. An awesome detoxifier! It is capable of removing alcohol, heavy metals and certain pesticides, herbicides & PCBs from your body.

  2. Supports your immune system by rejuvenating your blood and restoring your white blood cells.

  3. Enzymes aid in digestion and create healthy gut bacteria.

  4. Excellent source of pure, digestible protein! 60% vs the 18-30% in animal products like beef, chicken and fish.

  5. Extremely rich in vitamins and minerals! Vitamin C and E and all of the B vitamins, amino acids, folic acid, beta-carotene, lysine, iodine, iron and calcium.

  6. Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) dramatically increases the rate of rebuilding and healing of the body’s tissues (even rebuilding nerve damage) and fights free-radical damage.

Wonderful benefits huh?? There are loads of studies from ones from Japan that cited positive results when used after the nuclear catastrophes to studies that have shown improved immune function in people undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to being used to help treat patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. When starting to incorporate chlorella to your diet it is best to start slow - aim for 3 grams a day (~½ teaspoon). Once your body gets used to it, you can increase to 1 teaspoon a day. You can look for cracked-cell wall chlorella supplements or powdered chlorella. Make sure it comes from a clean water source. I usually take 5 tablets every day and occasionally add powdered chlorella to my smoothies and even my guacamole.

Some recipes to try…

Aurea’s Super Guacamole

4 ripe, organic avocados

1 organic tomato, diced

1 organic red onion, finely diced

1 handful organic cilantro, finely chopped

1 tsp cumin, organic

1 tsp garlic powder, organic

1 tsp himalayan sea salt

2 organic limes, juiced

1 tbsp chlorella, powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper, organic

*Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mash the avocados and stir everything together. Enjoy!

Detox Summer Smoothie

1 large handful baby spinach, organic

1 banana, organic

12 cherries, organic

1 cup almond milk, organic

1 cup purified water (optional)

1 tsp chlorella powder

*Place all ingredients in a blender (make sure the cherry pits are removed) and blend. Feel free to add the purified water if you want a smoother consistency. Happy Blending!  

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Cleanest Fruits & Veggies

On Tuesday I wrote about the infamous “Dirty Dozen” - the list of most contaminated fruits and veggies. Today I will tell you about the “Clean Fifteen” - the least contaminated fruits and veggies. I do my best to go organic as often as I can, especially when I am making smoothies and juicing the fruits and veggies in question. I can actually taste the difference between organic and non-organic produce. I can taste the chemicals - it is an awful, bitter taste!! (you should see the face I’m making as I’m writing this!! Not pretty!) You could probably taste the difference too! And you will taste it even more once your body has been exorcised of all the unhealthy chemicals its been exposed to! That’s the wonderful thing about clean eating, your taste buds will reawaken and you will be able to enjoy so many more tastes and textures than you did before.. (and your body will be healthier and look way better; how does it get better than that?? ;))

Clean Fifteen

  1. Avocados

  2. Sweet Corn

  3. Pineapples

  4. Cabbage

  5. Sweet Peas (frozen)

  6. Onions

  7. Asparagus

  8. Mangoes

  9. Papayas

  10. Kiwis

  11. Eggplant

  12. Grapefruit

  13. Cantaloupe

  14. Cauliflower

  15. Sweet Potatoes

I can’t tell you how happy I am that Avocados are on this list(they were the cleanest, with only 1% of samples showing pesticides)! I live for these little guys! Sweet corn has other issues...most corn in the US is Genetically Modified so I avoid them. Pineapples (89% of samples had no pesticides) are my Go-To fruit when juicing, especially after the rare occasions when I have a steak. The enzymes in pineapples (raw, fresh pineapples) help break down the protein and makes digestion much easier. This is particularly important if your blood type is A, like me, or AB.

Aurea’s Super-Guacamole

3-4 ripe avocados, mashed

1 organic tomato, diced

1 small red onion, diced

1 handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped

2 organic limes, juiced

1 tsp cumin

1 tbsp chlorella

2 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper (*optional)

**Mix ingredients thoroughly and enjoy!


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