Super Foods – Boost Your Health With
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Practical
Tips for a Healthier Life – Try Them!
Green Super Foods such as Spirulina, Chlorella, and Blue-Green Algae
all contain chlorophyll, protein, vitamin B-12, essential fatty
acid GLA, trace minerals and other nutrients in a form that is easily
assimilated by the human body. These green foods are one of the
four basic supplements that I recommend for health.
It helps to purify the liver and eliminate toxins from food additives,
pesticides, fertilizers, and drugs. It is also helpful in removing
heavy metals from the body.
In terms of
colon health, chlorophyll is a natural antiseptic to the intestinal
tract. It helps stop the growth and development of toxic bacteria
in the colon and throughout the body. Chlorophyll relieves constipation
by promoting action in the muscles of the colon walls. It also helps
rebuild damaged colon tissue and eliminate mucus buildup from improper
diet. Liquid chlorophyll works great for this aspect of greens,
plus it tastes good and makes you feel good.
green super foods, such as spirulina, chlorella and blue-green algae
have helped regulate blood sugar and delay accelerated development
of cardiovascular disease by reducing the susceptibility of LDL
cholesterol to oxidation. This is significant since it is the oxidized
cholesterol that clogs our arteries.
Blue-Green Algae have long been used to increase energy, treat cancer
and chronic fatigue, and generally stimulate the immune system.
Theres enough interest in micro-algae that anti-tumor, antiviral,
and immune stimulating extracts from the super green foods have
been isolated and patented.
research studies, Spirulina has been shown to decrease triglycerides
and cholesterol. A particular Spirulina polysaccharide has been
shown to help keep arteries clean by preventing the growth of scar
tissue and thinning the blood.
In a study
from the Medical College of Virginia, Chlorella was administered
to a group of high blood pressures patients with no other medicine.
Results showed that Chlorella lowered blood pressure to normal levels
for 25% of the group. Others experienced some decrease and none
of the patients had an increase in blood pressure as would be expected
if Chlorella provided no benefit.
super foods provide nutrients that are otherwise absent from our
diet. These nutrients help oxygenate the blood while reducing harmful
free radicals. They tend to energize the body. I like them because
they make my skin look better.
Chlorella, Blue Green Algae and other green superfoods are available
in supplement form. My favorite is a blend called Super Algae, but
there are many others. They come in both powders to be mixed in
juice, liquids, and in capsules that are easy to take. They are
also components of some of the best multivitamins.
Try a super
green supplement and see if it makes you feel and look better. It
might make you healthier too.
April 12, 2012
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2012 Margaret
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