Chlorella and Spirulina: The “Perfect” Superfoods

Chlorella and spirulina are two of the most remarkable superfoods ever discovered. Everyone should include these miracle foods in their diet. For example, pound for pound, spirulina contains twelve times the digestible protein of beef. It’s a far superior protein than beef because of your body’s natural ability to digest it, and incorporates a much more complete balance of minerals such as magnesium.

As another example, a phytochemical in chlorella can actually rebuild nerve damage in the brain and nervous system. Because of this, chlorella is used in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Both of these superfoods have been scientifically shown to both prevent and even reverse cancer in humans. These superfoods also contain a high amount of essential fatty acids such as GLA that are lacking in the diets of most people yet are essential for healthy brain function.

Chlorella & Spirulina: What Are They

Food! Chlorella and spirulina are both microscopic plants that grow in fresh water, called micro-algae. They are among the earliest and simplest forms of life. They  incorporate an astonishing spectrum of nutritional ingredients: vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, protein, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), chlorophyll, and other phytochemicals. They are thought to contain every nutrient necessary for health. Yes, you could actually live off them because they are so nutritionally concentrated!

Chlorella and spirulina contain zero refined carbohydrates or “bad” fats, and are high in digestible protein, essential fatty acids and chlorophyll. It is likely most of the healing properties of these superfoods have yet to be discovered. For instance, scientists used to think there were only four essential vitamins, yet we now know of hundreds of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, plant extracts, herbs, etc. that are important sources of optimal health. And more are being discoverd all the time.

We are in the midst of a veritable explosion of knowledge surrounding health and anti-aging.

Chlorella and spirulina contain:

• Protein that is more dense, digestible and of superior quality than that derived from animals. (Chlorella is 58% protein.)

• All the known B vitamins, including  B12, almost never found in plants

• Vitamins C and E

• Macrominerals: magnesium, calcium, ,zinc, potassium and much more

• Trace minerals, many of which are yet to be discovererd

Omega-3 fatty acids including GLA

• Mucopolysaccharides

• Beta-carotene

• Nucleic acids (RNA & DNA)

• Chlorophyll

The variety and density of nutrients is awe-inspiring: all the critical nutrients in almost perfect amounts! Like manna from heaven. And yet most people are ignorant of these miracle foods because pharmaceutical companies can’t manufacture and patent them for profit, so most scientists and doctors in the mainstream medical community, aided and abetted by the US government, refuse to publish the true healing benefits of these superfoods.

Unfortunately, they would rather see you sick and malnourished in the interests of their profit machines that spit out toxic junk foods with artificlal ingredients and artificial drugs. This is tragic, since chlorella and spirulina can help prevent millions of cases of serious disease every year, and actually reverse – yes HEAL! – diseases like diabetes and cancer.

Chlorella & Spirulina: Land of Vitamins & Minerals

Chlorellla and Spirulina aren’t just amazing superfoods because they contain virtually every vitamin and mineral needed for good health. What’s really significant is that the vitamins and minerals exist in the natural forms that the human body was meant to digest. If you take “bulk” vitamin supplements, you are frequently consuming man-made vitamins that have been fabricated in a chemical plant from substances you wouldn’t normally eat.

These synthetic vitamins may be molecularly similar to the vitamins found in plants, but studies show that they aren’t as beneficial. That’s why vitamins from Spirulina and Chlorella are typically superior to those in pill form.  And you do not have to worry about dosages because they contain virtually perfect ratios for optimal nutrition: hence they are often called “perfect foods”. You can eat these in large quantities without worrying about taking too much of any single vitamin.

Minerals

Just about all Americans are deficient in certain minerals like magnesium, calcium and  zinc. That is because most of the valuable mineral content of processed foods are removed in the manufacturing process. When a food processing factory refines wheat berries to make white flour, it takes out as much as 98% of certain minerals. The resulting pulverized ingredient — white flour — is nutritionally substandard and cannot  properly nourish our bodies.

That is why they have to “enrich” these flours: by law, some vitamins must be replaced in order to prevent the most obvious diseases like beriberi and ricketts. Does that make sense to you? If it sounds a little crazy, it is.  In fact it is immoral, done just for the sake of profit. The price we pay is with our lives.

By consuming these overly refined foods and not ingesting enough “natural” foods like chlorella and spirulina, most Americans do not receive enough magnesium, zinc and many other trace and macrominerals. Furthermore, nearly all low-carb dieters are calcium deficient, not because they do not consume calcium, but rather they lack the vitamins and minerals – such as magnesium and vitamin D – that enable their bodies to absorb the calcium.

What we all lack is mineral balance in our diets. With chlorella and spirulina, however, we can address these mineral deficiencies with superfoods that are abundant in minerals. An ounce of chlorella contains a lot more calcium than an ounce of milk. And pound for pound, spirulina contains a lot more protein than beef.