This Green Superfood is a Powerful Weight Loss Tool
Barbara Minton | Natural Society
If you’ve put on some extra pounds but don’t relish a starvation diet or a diagnosis of diabetes, one of the tiniest organisms on Earth may be able to help you out. It’s known as chlorella, and scientists have shown it is a powerful tool for weight loss and many other aspects of good health.
Chlorella is a microscopic, single-celled, blue-green algae that lives in fresh water and is revered as a superfood and natural medicine. Chlorella is comprised primarily of a nucleus and a huge amount of bioavailable chlorophyll, a substance that counteracts toxins in food and the environment. Chlorella contains every one of the B vitamins, a healthy amounts of C and E, amino acids, peptides, polysaccharides, protein, and nucleic acids RNA and DNA.
Another surprise is that chlorella contains growth factors that are the plant equivalent of human growth hormone. Health benefits from chlorella growth factor (CGF) include:
Free radical scavenging
Improved friendly intestinal bacteria
Increased absorption of nutrients
Defense against cancer and many other degenerative diseases
There is a high level of interest in chlorella in the East, and much of the research on it is completed there. Most chlorella available in the U.S. is produced in Japan where it is processed into tablets, loose powder, and liquid extracts.
So What About Weight Loss?
A research team in Kyoto Japan found that chlorella promotes weight loss by controlling gene expression to produce reductions in body fat percentages, fasting glucose levels, and total circulating cholesterol. Researchers tracked two groups of participants, one at high risk for lifestyle-related disease, and one made up of healthy individuals. Their findings were consistent across both groups. Genes positively affected by chlorella included those related to signaling, transport, fat metabolism, glucose uptake and insulin pathways.
Further, a research team in Korea has found that chlorella can actually make fat cells drop dead, while leaving other cells untouched. It can shrink fat cells too by decreasing the amount of fat held within them. Chlorella can even rev up enzyme action in fat cells READ MORE at: http://naturalsociety.com/green-superfood-powerful-weight-loss-tool/
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