Do you want to start feeling healthier and more vibrant from the inside out?
Detox, defined as “a process in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances”, is becoming an increasingly popular way to achieve this goal.
In the modern world it’s more important than ever to relieve the body of the accumulated toxins and chemicals that come from our environment and diet that can make us feel sluggish.
Organs such as the liver and gut do a fantastic job of dealing with these impurities and waste but occasionally they can benefit from a helping hand.
What can a detox do for you?
Fans of a detox, which is also sometimes known as cleansing, say they feel energised and brighter - both physically and mentally - after a detox.
Other benefits include clearer skin, feeling less bloated and enjoying more restful sleep.
Detoxing aids digestion and metabolism and can therefore also help with weight loss.
A detox not only omits “nasties’” such as sugar and alcohol but also replenishes the system with lots of cleansing and energy-boosting fruit, vegetables and other natural goodness.
It’s vital to detox properly so that you don’t put your body and mind through undue stress.
Some extreme or poorly-designed detoxes can leave people feeling excessively hungry and they can suffer from headaches and dizzy spells.
What is Chlorella good for and can it help me to detox?
The good news is there are plenty of ways to detox safely and healthily.
Adding superfoods to your detox plan is an excellent way to keep things balanced and achieve the best results.
The natural algae Chlorella is particularly beneficial because, as well as a host of antioxidant properties, it also contains very high amounts of protein to help satisfy your hunger as well as essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals to reboot your system.
This tiny single-cell organism, which blooms in fresh water and is processed into tablets or powder, has a high concentration of chlorophyll, which gives it a vibrant green colour.
Chlorophyll is also the key element in healthy leafy greens.
We are told to eat plenty of leafy greens because they help to cleanse our liver, bowels and blood. Add Chlorella to the mix and you’ve got a super-charged detox.
More Chlorella benefits
Chlorella’s other big claim to fame is that it helps the body clear itself of heavy metals, which can be found in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe.
By binding with some of the more persistent toxins residing in our bodies, such as lead, mercury and uranium, Chlorella prevents them from being reabsorbed while leaving the good minerals alone.
Another Chlorella benefit is that, with more regular use, it will stop those metals accumulating in the first place.
Chlorella also contains carotenoids and vitamin C, both of which are antioxidants that block the cell-harming activities of free radicals.
And several studies carried out on smokers have shown that Chlorella “significantly improved antioxidant status” on those tested.
As with everything in life, it’s all about getting the right balance rather than looking for one quick fix.
It’s crucial to look after your body and mind by exercising and eating well as part of a longer-term healthy lifestyle.