Sunday, March 18, 2012

Greens : Detoxing and Immune Boosting

Do you eat 4 servings of greens each day?  Yeh, I though so.  I'm hard pressed to get that in daily myself and I'm a health nut.  What to do?  And why does it matter?

Well greens have chlorophyll in them and we sure need that today!  Medical research shows that toxins such as arsenic, mercury, lead, pesticides, insecticides, cadmium, uranium, PCB, and radio active materials have been found in the human body.  Oh yuck.  So we seriously need to get this crap out of us!  The chlorophyll acts as an "escort" to these nasty things, carrying them out of our bodies in a beautiful detoxing way.  Yay for the green stuff!

But if we don't eat enough of it?  Enter the pill chlorella.  I don't take them daily (maybe I should?) but several times a week, when I'm short on green things for the day, I'll take a few chlorella pills.  There are a bazillion on the market so you won't have trouble finding them even if you've never heard of it. 

Chlorophyll helps in the prevention of the spread of cancer by increasing the oxygen uptake, therefore promoting cell reproduction.  Studies have shown that people who eat green and yellow vegetables have fewer cancers.  Part of the reason, a major part I believe, is the amount of chlorophyll in these foods, mostly the dark leafy veggies of course.  They are also rich in Vitamin A and other nutrients that help to bolster the immune system.

Chlorella can provide critical benefits for the health of individuals with suppressed immune systems caused by chronic long-term illness or chemotherapy treatments, according to studies cited in David Wolfe's book "SuperFoods".  It supports and builds up the immune system which enables the system to destroy bacteria, viruses and food-borne illness.

I found it interesting that chlorella contains about 60 percent pure digestible protein, making it one of the highest protein sources on the planet, far exceeding that of animal products like beef, chicken and fish (18 to 30 percent protein).  It's a whole food, crammed with good stuff, which is always good, but I think it far more valuable for us these days that it's a great detoxifier. 

So if you're like me and cannot seem to consume daily the bunches and bunches of greens that do the work, think about adding some chlorella pills to help your liver out.  No, I don't sell them here or make any money if you order a case of it.  I'm just passing along some info.  I want us ALL to be healthy and strong! 

So go green!  Lots and lots of green - one way or the other!


  1. F-f-f-four servings a day? That's enough to stammer about. I love greens to death, but four servings sometimes proves just a tad daunting. We have kale, spinach and lettuce in the frig right now. Will be sure to have lots at dinner time!

    1. LOL - you can do it all for lunch in a salad, don't panic! I'm looking forward to eating the greens right out of my garden!

    2. Garden greens? Be still my heart! Love the first lettuces and spinach.

  2. As always, great, Great, GREAT information!

  3. I took those green pills during my mercury detox last year - I do eat 5 servings of fruit a day and 2 tossed salads usually with 4-11 veggies in them...this week I am adding a turkey pattie to the mix. It is also cold this week - so a veggie soup is for supper...

    I eat celery, carrots and fruit for breakfast - let me tell you my chewers are tired.

    My Naturopathic Physician just added 1/2 tsp of the B vitamins to the mix and some capsuled greens because I am working on healing the liver, adrenals and trying to regroup some energy...I can say I am feeling better...I wish the Kale looked good in the store right now, but I think by Easter there will be more just looked pathetic my last grows so well here...
    Thanks for more good info. susan

    1. Hi Patricia - Good thing to add the turkey because protein is needed and fruits and veggies, for all their great benefits, don't provide enough protein. Quinoa, nuts, seeds, beans, etc. can help in the protein department.

  4. I know I need Chlorella! I'm pretty sure I don't get four serving of greens a day. It's nice of you to tell us there's a pill that can help.

    Actually, there aren't a lot of green stuff I can't eat. I had kidney stones and it seems most green stuff is somehow related to them, as are things like nuts and lots of other good stuff I like:~)

    I'll check out the Chlorella. Thank you:~)

  5. Hi Sara,
    Bunch of questions popped in my head about your kidney stones - if you would like to discuss please send me an email
    Depending on your answers you may not need to avoid the greens and things you like.

  6. .I can say I am feeling better...I wish the Kale looked good in the store right now, but I think by Easter there will be more just looked pathetic my last grows so well here...
    thank you so much for your sweet words!
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