Chlorella is one of the most scientifically researched foods in history. However, it's unlikely that you have heard of this superfood? It is not highly marketed by big businesses because the profit margins are low. However, chlorella is one of nature's finest foods, providing you with a rich variety of amino acids (protein), enzymes, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. In fact, chlorella is thought to contain every nutrient required by the human body.

Here is a partial list of the ingredients found in chlorella:

- High-quality complete protein
- All the known B vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Beta-carotene
- Macrominerals: including calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and many more
- trace minerals
- Mucopolysaccharides
- Omega-3 fatty acids including GLA
- Nucleic Acids (RNA and DNA)
- Chlorophyll

Unfortunately, this superfood is filled with nutritional benefits that most doctors will never tell you about.

However, don't let that detract you from the many health benefits.

* Relieves arthritis pain

* Powerful blood cleanse

* Liver cleanser

* Anti-cancer agent

* Strenghtens the immune system

* Improves your digestive system and decreases constipation.

* Allows you to focus more clearly and for a longer duration.

* Helps eliminate bad breath.

* Balances your body's pH.

* Helps remove the heavy metals and other pesticides that are continually invading your body.

One of chlorella's greatest health benefits is in its ability to neutralize or remove poisonous substances from the body. A number of research projects in the U.S. and Europe have shown that chlorella can aid the body in the breakdown of hydrocarbon and metallic toxins such as DDT, PCB, mercury, cadmium and lead.

This detoxification process takes 3-6 months to build up to the point where the body can begin eliminating the years of harmful substances in your body.

However the health benefits don't stop there. One of chlorella's main components is chlorophyll. In fact, chlorella contains more chlorophly per gram than any other plant. This chlorophyl is one of the greatest sources for cleansing the bowel and other elimination systems, such as the liver and the blood.

Because of this high chlorphyll content, people find that chronic bad breath is often eliminated in just a few days on chlorella.

Chlorella also helps balance your body's pH. Your body's ideal pH is about 7.2 - 7.4. Unfortunately, America's poor diet of junk food, fast food, overcooked, processed foods, and soft drinks have produced a generation of people who are severely imbalanced.

The foods mentioned above are several thousand times more acidic than our bodies. This is a crucial point because most diseases begin their life and thrive in an acidic environment and do not live well in an alkaline environment.

Cancer is one of the many diseases that thrives in an acidic
environment. Cancer rates have risen steadily and it is now to the point that fully one third of all people in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime!

The rise in these numbers coincides with the rise of fast food, junk food, and processed foods. Eliminating these toxic foods with whole foods like chlorella will help to virtually eliminate your risk of developing cancer in the future.

How Much Chlorella Should You Take:

Many people take way too little chlorella to be effective.
Remember, this is a food, not a drug. If you really want this superfood to be effective, you must take large quantities. It is recommended that you take at least 5 grams at each meal.

Take your health to a new level with the many benefits of chlorealla.

Author's Bio: 

Kim Roach is the fitness reporter at, where you can find additional information on superfoods like chlorella and quinoa.