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April 18th, 2015

What to Expect When You Switch to a Plant Based Diet

Written by Ka Sundance

plant base dietHumans are naturally omnivorous, with front teeth that can tear meat along with molars to pulverize plant foods. Our long digestive tracts efficiently process meats, fruits, vegetables and grains. Because humans can and do eat all sorts of food, a decision to dine upon plants in lieu of animal flesh is more about ethics, ecology and philosophy than pure science.

That’s what biologists say. Take a minute to ask someone who enjoys a balanced, plant-based diet how they feel, and chances are good they’ll mention a marked improvement in many aspects of their life. Vegetarians and vegans who get their nutrition from non-meat sources report myriad benefits that include weight management, increased energy, lower grocery bills, a smaller carbon footprint and an overall sense of lightness and well-being. Great bennies, to be sure, but that’s not all you can expect from a plant based diet.

Improve heart health

Several studies conclude that people who focus their feasting on vegetables, grains, beans, legumes and fresh fruit may reduce their risk of heart attack. Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and other respected researchers affirm a plant-based diet’s efficacy at arresting and even reversing cardiac disease.

Feel full with far fewer calories

A typical American fast food meal of a burger, fries and cola drink weighs in at a whopping 1,140 calories, most of which come from unhealthful fats and white flour. For roughly the same caloric intake, a plant eater can consume eight cups of mixed salad with creamy hummus dressing, two apples, two bananas and two cups of yummy blueberries.

Reduce cancer risk

The American Cancer Society recommends reducing or eliminating consumption of beef, lamb and pork products for optimal human health. The official ACS website, Cancer.org, refers to studies that prove a link between a mostly- or all-plant diet and significantly reduced instances of colon cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.

Better for you, better for the planet

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) determined that growing and preparing a single hamburger patty produces as much greenhouse gas as driving a 3,000 pound SUV a distance of ten miles, according to Scientific American magazine. Acres devoted to agriculture produce significantly more food than the same amount of land used to graze livestock.

Spend less on groceries

Americans are fooled into believing that cheap fast food is more economical than a vegetarian diet. Actually, this is not the case at all. According to registered dietician Carole Bartollo in Huffington Post, a family of four can buy a meal at McDonald’s for around $24. That’s one medium burger, an order of chicken nuggets, two Big Macs, four medium orders of French fries and four small drinks. For less than half that price, four people can share a big pot of tasty lentil soup, a mixed veggie salad, sparkling water and several pieces of fresh fruit for dessert.

Lose weight easily

Most plant foods offer far more bulk than calories. Lessen or even eliminate your daily intake of meat and cheese, limit intake of nut and plant oils, and you will probably lose weight without a whole lot of effort.

Everyone’s got to eat. Food provides energy in the form of calories, and it does make a difference where those calories come from. “Empty” calories may offer a temporary boost of short-term energy, but offer nothing in the way of nutrition. To achieve and maintain optimum health, humans should consume whole, minimally processed foods along with ample amounts of fresh, clean water.

If you intend to maintain a plant based diet, please do it the right away. You can start a plant based diet plan. Here please click for the article to find out how you can begin.

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April 10th, 2015

The 3 Best Green Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love

Written by Ka Sundance

 

3 Best Green Smoothie RecipesGreen smoothies are great additions to your diet, boosting your nutritional levels in just one glass. Not only do they provide energy, but they are also a lot of fun to make and tasty to drink. It will make everyone in your family wanting more–even the kids who might be hesitant to eat all their veggies. Here are the 3 best green smoothie recipes we love to drink, no matter what time of day.

For a heavier consistency, replace water with ice! It will make all the smoothies a bit thicker. For a creamier taste, replace water with your favorite fresh nut milk.

1. Sweet Apple Kale Green Smoothie

This is a great morning smoothie, with so much nutritional benefits from the kale, celery, cucumber and apples. The kale provides vitamins A, C, and K for energy, and includes the B vitamin folate for boosting brain health and function. Kale is also very good for eye health! Paired with the celery, you also get lots of vitamins, compounds, and minerals that help fight cancer, promote kidney health, boost your immune system, cleanses your body, and improves your blood pressure. One other secret ingredient is the spirulina, which has anti-inflammatory properties, a high concentration of chlorophyll to remove toxins from the body, and contains a lot of Omega-3s.

1 1/2 cup of kale
3 small apples, de-cored and chopped (or less, depending on taste)
3 sticks of celery, chopped
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 Tablespoon of spirulina

Taking your kale and apples first, blend slowly. Pour some water at a time if it looks like the kale and apples need a little more juice for consistency. Add the celery and cucumber little by little, and top off with the lemon juice. Blend all together until it looks like a smooth, light green treat. For more sweetness, add some more apple slices.

Serves 2 individuals needing a morning boost.

2. Collard Greens Smoothie (Inspired by recipe at Real Simple)

Collard greens are a great addition to smoothies, as they provide lots of vitamin C, A, and K, with a healthy dose of protein and fiber. The chia seeds are a great addition to boost the fiber, while providing a high amount of antioxidants to fight dangerous cancer-forming cells, lower the risk of heart disease, and help increase bone density. This smoothie is the perfect smoothie to down before or after a morning work out, giving sweet, tangy flavors from the mango and the lime.

2 cups of raw collard greens
1 1/2 cups of frozen mango
1/2 cup of filtered water
1/2 cup of green grapes
2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon of chia seeds

Starting with the water, greens, and mango, blend on low. Add the grapes with the lime juice, and blend the chia seeds in last.

This recipe serves 2, or 1 thirsty person!

3. Tropical Green Smoothie

This delight is packed with so many health benefits while tasting like a sweet tropical dream. The star of this smoothie is the papaya, which is known to improve colon health (due to the beta-carotene in the fruit), help bones, prevent asthma, and promote healthy eyes. The avocado also provides a creamy texture, plus its healthy fat helps your body absorb the nutrients from all the plants in this drink. The relaxing quality of this drink is also due to the fact that avocados are known to relieve tension and pains, especially for those suffering from arthritis. This is our go-to smoothie when we are relaxing and enjoying summer days, and it can be your tropical getaway as well.

2 cups of spinach
1-2 bananas (according to sweetness preference)
1/4 cup of filtered water
1/2 cup of chopped papaya
1/2 of ripe avocado
1/4 cup of pineapple
3 Tablespoons of fresh, minced cilantro

Starting with the spinach and cilantro, blend while adding water a little at a time. Don’t worry about using less than 1/4 cup or more of water. Break up your bananas and add to blend, then your papaya, avocado, and pineapple. 

Serves about 3-4 small glasses.

We also suggest that you learn the basic key benefits of green smoothies. Click here for video and article.

Enjoy this tropical treat by yourself or with your family!
Make green smoothie a part of your daily diet.

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April 3rd, 2015

3 MOST IMPORTANT TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DETOX / CLEANSE OR FAST

Written by Ka Sundance

I am sharing these tips with you today in response to a lot of questions I get about fasting/detoxing and liver cleansing – which is something I do on a very regular basis – either a short or longer cleanse, or I juice fast frequently throughout the year.

I want to share my insights with you so that you can successfully practice cleansing or fasting in order to lead a more healthy, vibrant life.

First of all, why is it necessary to go to such lengths in order to detox like this?  People can’t understand why, when I eat so healthily already, I need to do a detox – they assume I would be so clean already!  Well, I think the reason I am so clean and healthy is because I do these detoxes.  Also, the way I see it, it’s not just eating a clean diet (and you may or may not agree with me on this) – it’s the combination of a clean, healthy diet, frequent detoxing, lots of exercise, spending time outside in nature and having healthy relationships with yourself and others in your life.  It’s basically a bit of a jigsaw puzzle – and all the pieces are needed to make up the whole picture – we are holistic beings, so our approach to health must be holistic too.

successfuldetoxAlso, even though I’ve been eating mainly a raw diet for the past 10 years now, the previous nearly 30 years of my life I was eating a standard diet – and I feel I’m still not completely cleansed from all the wrongdoing of those years!  There was a lot of alcohol, I drank coffee, ate meat – I wasn’t eating at all healthily during that time.  So I still feel – rightly or wrongly – that from time to time I am still being affected to some degree by the residue of these toxins in my body.  I understand that this may or may not be true – perhaps I am just energetically connected to those times in some way, but it does feel to me that by supporting my body to help it clean itself , by pushing the re-set button, by lightening the load on my body – that I am doing a good thing.   The way I see it, the body can heal itself perfectly but if we are eating several times a day the body is constantly occupied with processing our food – extracting the nutrients and energy and then eliminating the waste – and this takes so much time and energy so that the body is unable to heal itself as it would like to.

So this is why I feel it is so important to press the “Pause” button from time to time and give the body a break!  And even though we live in Costa Rica, in the jungle and spend a lot of time at the beach and totally away from big cities, we are still exposed to car exhaust fumes, paint fumes and other chemicals – it is so hard to avoid these living in this world at this time!

So in order to get rid of these toxins, even when if you eat 100% organic foods as I am, every so often I think one can assume that the food will have somehow been contaminated with pesticides.  So, here are my 3 tips in order to detox successfully…

  1. Contrary to what you may think, I don’t think the most important thing is in the preparation leading up to the fast, but it is more about getting into the right mindset.  You need to know that you want to do this and why – make that decision, keep your eye on the goal, on how you want to feel afterwards and know you are going to feel better if you stick with it.  Basically it’s about cultivating the DISCIPLINE to achieve your goal – all goals require discipline to accomplish – because sometimes it is a struggle to get there!  But worth it!
  2. It is also good to expect the possible downside of fasting/cleansing.  If you only concentrate on how good you’re going to feel you may end up being disappointed and give up!  So bear in mind that you may not feel great at times – physically and/or emotionally – and that this is perfectly normal!  You may feel angry, you may feel sad, you may need to cry as old stuff comes up to be released.  You may have an achy body, you may have headaches – not necessarily, but it can happen, so just remember that this is normal!  I like to say that the deeper the valley you have to go through the more light you will experience on the summit of the next mountain!  It isn’t always like this though – some cleanses go so smoothly and you just feel awesome all the way through.   But sometimes you may have to go through darkness, it’s just the way it is – just remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS!
  3. My third tip is about breaking the fast – so many times when working with other people I’ve seen them fall straight back into bad habits as soon as the fast is over – in fact, sometimes even worse!  It is really advisable to consciously break the fast as this is such an opportunity to take the changes you have made over the past days/weeks and “up your game” health-wise, so that that the fast isn’t just a quick break but a chance to move forward by implementing improvements on an ongoing basis.  This is a smart and wise way to look at the process you’ve just gone through and to use it in order to propel yourself to new health heights on a daily basis!

So those are my 3 tips  about a successful detox / cleanse or fast – I really hope they are useful for you!  Please share yours too – what are your experiences, insights and advice about cleansing?  Let us know!

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March 30th, 2015

Favorite Key Lime Smoothie

Written by Ka Sundance

Key Lime SmoothieAlso known as, “How I get my kids to eat spinach.”  And “how I get my stubborn, food-resistant eleven-year-old to eat his vegetables and ask for more.”  And oh, while we’re at it, “How the entire family feels like they’re getting a treat when they’re really eating healthy.”

Can a smoothie really be that good?  Why, yes.  Yes, it can.

Ingredients: 

➡ Heaping handful of frozen spinach
➡ Three tablespoons of juice from key limes (regular limes can be substituted if that’s what you have on hand)
➡ 8 oz almond milk (or coconut milk, or whatever your “milk” of preference might be)
➡ One frozen banana (if you’re making a big batch for multiple people, one half frozen banana per smoothie is acceptable)
➡ Honey or agave to taste (neither is really necessary, but children in particular may prefer it)

Add ice cubes if you want it thick; toss it all in a blender; mix until it’s the right texture and all of the banana has been pulverized into an appropriate mush (because there’s nothing worse than chunks of banana showing up in your smoothie when you’re not expecting it, right?) and the spinach has colored your entire smoothie a glorious green.  Yes, it’s green—it’s key lime green!  No one objects to green when it’s lime.  It’s only when “green” means vegetables that the kids start turning up their noses.

If your looking for more recipes like this key lime smoothies for your kids to enjoy, you can check my E-book Recipe. Click here for the article.

This has to be our favorite green smoothie recipe.  At our house, it doesn’t get to be made in small batches.  When the ingredients are sitting out on the counter, the kids wander by and stand there longingly, the bigger ones coming out and demanding to know whether or not they will be allowed to have a taste, the littlest one standing there signing “bite” until she has a cup of her own.  It’s also my favorite way to get greens into a couple of whiny boys, because after all, the spinach just adds color, right?

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March 28th, 2015

Wow Cooked Food Eaters With This Amazing, Raw Vegan “Cheesecake” Recipe

Written by Ka Sundance

raw cheesecake recipeFor today’s menu (but really, perfect for every day), you need to try this amazing raw vegan cheesecake recipe that will leave everyone–raw foodists and cooked food eaters alike–to wonder at how this cheesecake has no dairy in it at all! It’s also gluten-free, and with a prep time of just 20 minutes (not counting the freeze time), you can have a delicious dessert with very little effort! This raw vegan cheesecake recipe is a great go-to when you have a time crunch on hand.

This recipe is inspired by the amazing recipe over at the Minimalist Baker. They have it down so good, we just added a few alternatives and suggestions to the mix.

Ingredients

For the Crust

1 cup of pitted dates, soaked in water
1 cup of raw walnuts, almonds, or macadamia nuts. Feel free to mix two or three of these options!

Preparation: Soak the pitted dates in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain before use.

For the Filling

1 and 1/2 cups of raw cashews
1 juiced, large lemon (about 1/4 cup of juice)
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup and 2 Tablespoons full, fat coconut milk
1/2 cup agave or maple syrup

Preparation: Soak the raw cashews for 4-6 hours, or boil water to pour over the cashews and let it soak for an hour before draining.

For the Toppings

You pick one (or more!):berries-for-heart
1/4 Cup blueberries
1/4 Cup strawberries, halved
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup pitted cherries
2 Tablespoons of your favorite nut butter (peanut, almond, hazelnut)

You have so many options to choose from besides the one we mentioned above to you when it comes to picking a cheesecake flavor! You can even decide to make a sauce for the top, or add a crumble of your favorite raw chocolate. Get creative!

If you decide to use a nut butter, it will get added into the cheesecake as it sets. For fruit, we like to add it on top of the plain cheesecake recipe.

Instructions

The Crust

1. Add the pre-soaked dates into the food processor and process until the dates are broken up into small pieces and form a ball. Remove from the and set to the side.

2. Add nuts and process into a meal. Then add the processed dates until a loose dough forms. You want this crust to stick together when you squeeze it between your fingers. To strike the right balance, add more nuts if too wet or more dates as it processes if too dry.

3. Grease a 12-count muffin tin and line with slips of parchment paper. The paper will help pop the cheesecakes out when done.

4. In each tin, scoop 1 Tbsp of the crust and pack it down into the pan. You can the bottom of a glass or the back of the spoon to really get inside the muffin cups. If the crust is sticking too much to the glass, you can use parchment paper to help keep them separated. Let the pan sit in the freezer to firm up the crust.

The Filling

5. Add your cashews, coconut oil, lemon juice,coconut oil, agave or maple syrup, and coconut milk (the dense, creamier part will make the cheesecake extra creamy, but don’t worry if it’s all mixed in with the rest of the milk) into a blender. Then blend that baby into a smooth mixture. Try messing with your puree and liquefy settings to help get the mixture to a smooth finish, adding a little bit of coconut milk, lemon juice, or syrup to help it get there.

6. With your chosen nut butter, blend it into the filling. If you decide to add a fruit, you will swirl it on top as you set the filling inside the cups.

7. Divide up the blended mixture into the cups as evenly as possible, and add your fruit toppings as you go. Once all filled, tap the tins to release any air bubbles, cover in plastic wrap, and freeze for 4-6 hours.

8. Once set, you can remove them from the pan using a butter knife or pulling on the parchment paper. Serve it up frozen, or let it soften for about 10 minutes!

And that’s it! The basic filling is so good, you’ll want to try it with as many topping combinations as possible. It’s a great dessert to introduce to a cooked food eater who might be skeptical about raw food. Try it out!

Serves 12, stores in freezer for 1-2 weeks.

Want to eat more raw foods like these raw vegan cheesecake recipe? You may also try our raw ice cream recipe. Click here for recipe and video.

You may always prepare this recipe ahead of time and freeze them up to 2 weeks, so whenever you crave for some desserts you can enjoy some sweet indulgence of the raw vegan cheesecake recipe.

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March 25th, 2015

The Top Reasons You Should Consider Trying a Detox

Written by Ka Sundance

top reason to detoxOver the years, various detoxes have gone in and out of fashion. For this reason, many individuals see detoxes as a fad rather than as a way one can cleanse, and improve the overall health of, their body. The fact is that a good, healthy, detox can help to detoxify your body and jumpstart your metabolism. There is also a misconception of detoxes as being unhealthy as they deprive one’s body of vital nutrients.

 

If this is how you have previously perceived detoxes, then it is likely that you are thinking of those lemon water diets that have been popular in the past; however, this is not the only way to detox. There are many ways one can detoxify the body in a healthy manner that does not deprive the body of anything. Many detox programs simply require a return to eating natural foods that are healthy for your mind, body, and soul, and that flush out all the toxins that are in many of the foods we eat and now reside in your body.  If this is a type of detox program that you can see yourself getting into, here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider trying one of these natural, healthy, detox programs.

 

Boost Your Energy

Doing a detox can help to greatly improve your energy levels, and there are several reasons that this can occur. The processed foods that we eat can cause toxins and chemicals present in these foods to build up in one’s body, which can cause your body to begin to slow down. Following a detox program can help to flush these toxins out of your body, which can give you a renewed sense of energy, strength, and vitality. Thusly, if you have begun to feel drug down, and all you want to do during your spare time is watch TV, then it is likely that you would benefit greatly from a detox as a detox can help to restore your energy and make you feel lively again.

 

➡ Your Immune System Will Strengthenimmune-system

Another detriment of the processed, sugar heavy, foods that we eat is that they can actually cause us to fall ill more frequently. When we eat these man-made foods, rather than the natural foods that our bodies are used to, the toxins that build up in our bodies can cause us to be more susceptible to illness. Furthermore, by not eating nutrient rich foods, it is likely that you are not getting the proper vitamins and minerals that you need to keep your body healthy. Thusly, many individuals can benefit from a detox as it not only flushes the immune system weakening toxins out of one’s body, but it also helps to boost your immune system by giving your body the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs and craves.

 

➡ Improve Your Mental Health

While a detox can have profound positive effects on the body, it can also work to improve your mental and emotional state of being. This is due to the fact that when your body is unhealthy and filled with toxins, you are more likely to find yourself distracted, stressed, unable to focus; furthermore these toxins can make you more likely to suffer from emotional illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Thusly, healing the body through a detox regimen has been shown to have the dual effect of also healing the mind. After detoxing your body, you will likely find that you have a stronger mental focus, and that mental and emotional stress does not affect you as severely as it once did.

Now that you want to start your detox we want to help you with some more tips about Juicing. Click here for the video and article.

There are many reasons why you should consider detoxing your body if you have never done so before. A detox regimen can help to improve the health of your entire body as well as your mind and soul. If you are considering how beneficial a detox could be for you, contact us to find out more about the many benefits a detox can provide, as well as to learn about how you can detoxify your body.

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March 23rd, 2015

Raw Butter

Written by Ka Sundance

raw butter

Butter:  it’s a staple of the American diet.  When moving toward a vegan diet, however, butter made out of cream is something that you’re going to have to give up–but that’s okay!  Butter doesn’t have to come from cows.  There are many other sources of raw butter that will give you a great creamy flavor, add some healthy fat to your diet, and still keep your diet on track.

Peanut butter.  This favorite of parents and kids alike is packed with fiber and protein.  It seems counter intuitive to call peanut butter a diet food, but it fills you up and keeps you full longer, making it a great choice for both meals and snacks.  Peanut butter is excellent straight off the spoon, or pair it with chocolate or honey for a sweet treat!

Almond butter.  When you think of a peanut butter alternative (especially in schools where peanuts are forbidden), almond butter is often one of the first choices to come to mind.  Almond butter’s high iron content even gives it a nutritional advantage over peanut butter–and its richer, denser flavor will help change things up.

Cashew butter is less common than almond butter (and often more expensive if you do manage to find it), but don’t pass this nutritional powerhouse by on your quest to add protein and healthy fats to your vegan diet.  Cashew butter contains fewer calories than almond and peanut butter and an incredible six grams of protein per one tablespoon serving, but it doesn’t have nearly the fiber content of peanut or almond butter.  Cashew butter is an excellent additive for flavor in smoothies and sauces, but keep it in moderation–it’s got a fairly high fat count for its size.  Also, as you’re selecting cashew butter, make sure you take a look at the sodium content. Salted cashew butter can contain as much as twenty-six percent of your daily sodium allotment in a single serving.Mixed Nuts

Macadamia nut butter is a great source of iron, though its protein content is a little bit lower than its nut butter cousins.  If you’re going to be making your own nut butters, macadamia nut butter could be a great place to start–it’s harder to find on store shelves, but simple enough to pop a few nuts into a food processor and grind them down into butter.  Macadamia nut butter is an excellent topping to a bowl of fruit or mixed into oatmeal for some added fiber and protein.

Hazelnut butter has a rich, nutty flavor that can’t be beat.  Hazelnut butter is most frequently found coupled with chocolate (which you can do when making it yourself–just add a little cocoa powder and some natural sweetener to your food processor as it’s grinding down), but on its own, it’s a great snack as well.  Hazelnut butter makes a great topping for vegan-friendly ice cream or over fruit.

Coconut butter is more like a traditional butter than the nut butters mentioned above.  Coconut butter contains the “meat” of a coconut, and while it does have a “coconutty” flavor (that’s what happens when you have a jar of butter that’s essentially made out of coconut), it’s a wonderful, rich coconut flavor that will likely make you stick your spoon in the jar and just eat it straight.  Coconut butter has many of the same nutritional benefits of coconut oil and can easily be added into your diet in smoothies, poured over berries, or in most of the ways that you would use traditional butter.

Sounds buttery right? You may also try our Cheesecake Recipes here. Click here for the recipe.

There are plenty of vegan alternatives to raw butter available these days, especially if you check out the natural foods aisles of your grocery store.  Go on–give it a look, and try something new.  You might be surprised by what you fall in love with.

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March 21st, 2015

Exploring the Many Health Benefits of Chlorella

Written by Ka Sundance

Chlorella

Any diet that is deficient in vitamins will take a toll on a person’s health. One of the super-foods that contain these essential nutrients is chlorella. Chlorella is light green and offers a variety of vitamins that support’s a persons different bodily systems. It is excellent for reducing the chances of osteoarthritis, for example. Chlorella contains glucosamine which is proven to strengthen cartilage and ligaments. Chlorella is an anti-inflammatory food that contains chlorophyll, which attacks osteoarthritis naturally. Since arthritis is often due to an overactive immune response, adding chlorella to your diet can relieve arthritis pain.

Green in color, chlorella is an incredibly rejuvenating food source that is often used in a smoothie as a part of a daily health regimen. The components in chlorella encourage the growth of flora, which promotes digestive healthRestoring digestive health also reduces inflammation throughout the entire body, which is an added benefit. A balanced digestive system enhances the body’s defense mechanisms. Chlorella also counteracts with toxic chemicals ingested over time, such as pesticides and pollutants. It attacks the waste from the cells and tissues of the body.

Many people refer to chlorella as nature’s multivitamin and its simple to see why. Chlorella also provides the following health benefits:

Higher immunity to illnesses

Chlorella is also known to battle the onslaught of chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lupus, among others. Because of its detoxifying nature and chlorella’s ability to nourish the immune system, it is also a anti-carcinogenic agent, which aids in oxidation. Chlorella offers cancer-fighting benefits, along with the rest of these diseases of the immune system.

Increases energy levels

After eating chlorella, many people claim to have more energy, feel healthier and achieve an elevated mood. This is due to the fact that this nutritious green leafy vegetable is full of vitamins like A, B1, B2, B6, and B12.

Higher insulin sensitivity

Chlorella may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels with daily usage. It may even fight against the side effects of diabetes. Chlorella is full of magnesium, which also lowers blood sugar levels.

Full of healthy amino acids

Chlorella is a source of protein which includes amino acids, some of which cannot be manufactured by the body by itself. They rebuild the body’s tissues and contribute to maintaining the health of many bodily functions.

Detoxification

We live with toxins everywhere, in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and even the water that we drink. Chlorella actually adheres to these toxins and move them away from our body. A simple way to detox is to add chlorella to your water and tea via a concentrated powder.

The normal amount for chlorella is 3-6 grams per day, but many go as high as 30 grams, especially when someone is seeking to detox their body. A general rule is to start slow until you reach the recommended dosage.

Improved triglyceride levels and lowered blood pressure

There are so many benefits, it actually boggles the mind a bit. With those who have high blood pressure, chlorella’s antioxidant properties, it even offers protection against heart disease.

Maintaining a healthy body weight

Chlorella also has another superpower; the ability to keep the weight off and to reduce overall body fat by raising a persons metabolism Also, by replacing empty foods that are full of sugar and carbohydrates with chlorella, you will notice that your craving for junk food will lessen.

Also we have some green juice recipe that you may love. Click here for the article and video

Chlorella contains nucleic acids which promote cellular growth. Production of these acids in the body can slow down over time, so by eating chlorella, you are helping your body repair itself and absorb nutrients more easily. This super-food has long been thought of as a key to improving ones overall health, immune system and longevity.

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