With an abundance of programs and information on detoxing, we know it can be overwhelming and easy to be misinformed. So we decided to break down how to detox naturally, with superfoods that boost your organs and support your long-term health. Part one focuses on some of the misconceptions and false claims around detoxing. We also focus on the powerhouse of a food, chlorella to boost your liver and help your body flush out toxins. Then move on to parts 2 and 3 of the series which highlights the natural powers of spirulina and kale.
Detoxing is one of those words that is thrown around all too frequently in the health world. It’s used to promote juices, weight loss programs, and teas. But the truth is that our bodies equipped to detoxify itself and what we really should be doing is supporting the organs that work constantly to clean toxins from our system.
That’s not to say detox programs are entirely bad. For some people, they help overcome bad habits, introduce new foods, and shed new light on diet habits and food choices. But sadly, there is no magic program to clean out your body or help you shed pounds overnight.
The good news is that there are superfoods you can add to your diet to ensure you’re properly supporting your kidneys, liver, and other organs that remove toxins and heavy metals that accumulate in our bodies. Without the proper foods to help us flush these out of our system, they can build up and cause acute health problems or even heavy metal poisoning.
Chlorella is one of those foods that has been touted for its dense nutritional content and various health benefits. As a blue-green algae, it derives its rich green colour from its concentration of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll enables plants to process light and convert it into energy and for humans it’s a source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta-carotene. It’s also rich in antioxidants, vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and essential fatty acids.
The chlorophyll in foods like chlorella help us restore our red blood cells, fight cancer cells, improve digestion, boost our immune system, and rid our body of toxins and heavy metals.
The dense amount of chlorophyll in Chlorella also gives our bodies the boost it needs to rid ourselves of detrimental elements that are becoming all too common in our environment that age us and can make us sick.
Chlorella has been shown to bind and flush out toxic chemicals, pesticides, drugs, and heavy metals such as mercury from our body.
In addition, studies have shown that chlorella’s benefits are most powerful when consumed with cilantro. Chlorella works as an absorbing agent for heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum while cilantro itself is a strong binder to toxins but also a powerful mobilizer. The two work together to bind, mobilize, and excrete large amounts of toxins from our system fast. Studies have shown that by combining these two foods we can flush the majority of lead, mercury, and aluminum from our bodies in just 42 days!
In addition, it’s been recently discovered that Chlorella has antimicrobial properties that can fight certain types of infections.
The bottom line is that if you’re looking to a detox for a magic solution to cleanse your body or support your organs then you don’t need to pay or an expensive detox program or follow a strict diet for days or weeks. Adding chlorella (and cilantro) to your diet can give your organs a boost and help you rid yourself of the harmful elements accumulating in your body.
At PURA we offer plant based superfood products, protein powders, shakes and more. Check our online website at www.pura.ca.