Chlorella: Why You Should Add This Superfood To Your Diet


What is Chlorella?

If this is the first time you’ve come across the word chlorella, you may think it is a disease. However, chlorella is actually a green algae, known as a superfood, which offers many potential health benefits and fights disease.

Health Benefits

According to WebMD, “chlorella is used for:

  • preventing cancer,
  • reducing radiation treatment side effects,
  • stimulating the immune system,
  • improving response to flu vaccine,
  • increasing white blood cell counts …,
  • preventing colds,
  • protecting the body against toxic metals such as lead and mercury,
  • and slowing the aging process.”

Coming from another angle, Natural News, offers the following list for chlorella’s nutritional perks:

  • “A rich source (58%) of highly digestible, complete vegetarian protein.
  • A potent source of chlorophyll, the lifeblood of plants.
  • Rich in vitamin A, C, E, and K, and one of the few whole food sources of vitamin D.
  • Contains the entire vitamin B-complex.
  • An exceptional source of iron and zinc, as well as a good source of magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, and potassium.
  • Abundant in beta-carotene, lutein, and polysaccharides.
  • Contains essential fatty acids including gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
  • Rich in enzymes and phytonutrients.”

And these lists are not definitive.


Chlorella has many potential benefits for your health. Speak to your doctor about the possibility of incorporating it in your diet.

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