Now Chlorella is a word you might no be too familiar with, but I assure you it will be talked about more in the upcoming year. The modern world seems to jump from one superfood to the next, and Chlorella might just be the upcoming ticket. Chlorella isn't something new, infact it has been known and studied for almost 100 years. I'm going to give a little history on the singled celled green algae, as well explain the health and nutritional benefits.

During the late 1940s to the early 1950s Chlorella was seen as a new and promising primary food source and as a possible solution to the then current world hunger crisis. Many people during this era thought that world hunger was a growing problem and saw Chlorella as a way to end this crisis by being able to provide large amounts of high quality food for a relatively low cost.

Many people believe Chlorella could serve as a potential source of food and energy because its photosynthetic efficiency can reach 8%, comparable with other highly efficient crops like sugar cane. It is also an attractive food source because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients. Dried Chrorella is about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 10% minerals and vitamins, and 5% fiber.

Chlorella is a complete protein that is packed with calories, fat, and vitamins. Such a cheap source of good health is a great weapon in fighter hunger and malnutrition around the world. There are also a lot of other claims backed by studies to suggest that Chlorella can fight off cancer, help with weight control and providing better immune system support. Chlorella has also shown to have anti-tumor properties when fed to mice, but that hasn't been proven in humans yet.

Keep an eye out for the rise in the health world regarding Chlorella because I'm seeing more and more health companies pushing it lately. Remember to do your own research before taking Chlorella. You can find tons of scientific research and reports on the various health benefits, and of course the false claims that some companies will make about Chlorella. There are no known real super foods just yet, but there are of course healthier products just waiting to be discovered.