Powerful Plant Superfood Chlorella

Ever heard of Chlorella?

Chlorella is commonly referred to as a superfood or the perfect food, it packs an incredibly comprehensive nutrient profile and could be considered the healthiest superfood on the planet.

Native to Taiwan and Japan, this superfood is rich with phytonutrients, including amino acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, potassium, phosphorous, biotin, magnesium and the B-complex vitamins.

Chlorella is a blue-green algae like its cousin spirulina, and we will compare the nutrients of these superfoods later in the article.

Chlorella is one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods in the world.

A 1-ounce (3 tbsp) serving of chlorella contains:

Protein—16g

Vitamin A—287% RDA

Vitamin B2—71% RDA

Vitamin B3—33% RDA

Iron—202% RDA

Magnesium—22% RDA

Zinc—133% RDA

In addition, chlorella contains a good amount of vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and phosphorus.

Studies have shown that chlorella benefits the entire body by supporting healthy hormonal function, promoting cardiovascular health, helping to negate the effects

Most Sea Salt Contains Microplastics

Salt samples from eight different countries including Australia reveal the presence of plastic contaminants from ocean pollution. Each year, humans dump 13 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean. Some of that plastic begins its life as tiny particles, such as microbeads in face scrubs and toothpaste; others as larger pieces that get broken down through mechanical or chemical means.

Estimates vary, but there’s no doubt the amount of plastic now in the oceans is substantial: one 2014 study found that there are more than 5 trillion plastic pieces sharing the seas with marine life, 92% of which are microplastics less than five millimetres in size. Of the many ways that microplastics make their way back to us, the simplest one is through the food cycle.

Tiny marine organisms like krill ingest microplastics, which are about the same size as the zooplankton they feed on. The krill then get