The holiday season has come and gone, and that means one thing is on everyone’s mind: New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you want to enhance your existing healthy lifestyle, jump-start a new passion for wellness, or simply reset after indulging all season long, the start of a new year is a wonderful time for re-evaluating and re-focusing on your health goals.
Detoxifying Benefits of Chlorella
One of the best ways to get a head start on your wellness goals is by ridding your body of accumulated toxins with a detox or cleanse. One such detoxifying agent is the superfood chlorella.
A blue-green freshwater algae native to Japan and Taiwan, Chlorella is known for its high concentration of nutrients like amino acids, biotin, beta-carotene, potassium, and other vitamins and minerals. However, it’s even better renowned for its ability to aid digestion and promote the detoxification of heavy metals and other substances from the body.
History of Chlorella
Chlorella first took the world by storm during the 1940s and 1950s, following a global population boom and the second World War, both of which left a large number of people starving and malnourished. To combat these growing concerns, leading institutions like Stanford University, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Institution, and the NIH began researching nutrient-rich algaes like chlorella as a potential food source.
When dried, chlorella is made up of 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fiber, and 10% minerals and vitamins. Additionally, it’s easy and affordable to harvest; researchers in the 1940s began cultivating it in large-scale artificial ponds. Some food scientists even proposed adding dried chlorella powder to common food items, in order to increase their nutritional content.
Thanks to modern advancements in agriculture, widespread hunger is less of a concern than it was predicted to be in decades past, at least in developed nations. However, chlorella remains a popular dietary supplement thanks to the nutritional and antioxidant benefits discovered by researchers in the 1940s and 1950s.
Health Benefits of Chlorella
Research suggests that chlorella may have a beneficial effect on the immune system, as well as significant antioxidant benefits. Because of its antioxidant status, chlorella has also been studied for its ability to make people look younger, and for its potential to reverse the effects of damaging environmental and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, stress, and pollution.
This is primarily because of chlorella’s high vitamin A content – a vitamin which is thought to protect your cells against damaging free radicals. For instance, a 1 ounce serving of chlorella contains 287% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin A..
Introducing Two NEW Teas with Chlorella
The Republic of Tea is proud to introduce Detox Green SuperGreen Tea with chlorella. This tea is a blend of organic green tea leaves, Japanese matcha, chlorella, spearmint, and green apple merge in this delightfully smooth blend. Minty and sweet, this tea delivers antioxidant benefits and encourages healthy digestion. For more refreshing and healthful green tea blends, browse our other SuperGreen Teas.
We’re also delighted to announce our NEWEST addition to our Single Sips® collection: Daily Greens™ Single Sips. Containing moringa, matcha, spriulina, chlorella, lemon, mint, coconut and monk fruit, one can get their daily fix of cleansing and revitalizing greens anywhere they go. This instant superfood also contains prebiotic agave inulin and probiotic Ganeden BC30® (1 billion CFU’s) – a nutritious way to boost the day.