Chlorophyll, the “Alpha” of all Super Foods
What is Chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is a molecular structure found in all living plants. Chlorophyll absorbs red and blue wavelengths of light from the sun, and reflects the green wavelengths, which explains why plants appear a distinctive green color. This light absorbing pigment is what plants use to convert sunlight into energy. This process is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis happens when CO² (carbon dioxide) and H₂O (water) convert into glucose and O² (oxygen). Plants use the glucose as a source of food to power their growth, and oxygen is released into the air to support animal life on earth. This process is essential to human existence. If chlorophyll is competent enough for such an undertaking (uh, you know, sustaining human life – as if that isn’t enough!) you can only imagine how your body can benefit from it, by incorporating it in your diet.
How Does Your Body Use it?
Chlorophyll is rich in many nutrients that are vital for optimal health. Essential nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, calcium, Vitamins A, C, E, & K, among many others, are found in chlorophyll. All of these are important for maintaining healthy blood cells. Chlorophyll has been shown to stimulate our body’s own production of hemoglobin, which is the protein portion of your red blood cells. When your body is regenerated at the cellular level, your body has the ability to heal faster. Chlorophyll is capable of restoring, maintaining, and preserving your health in more ways than one.
Benefits of Chlorophyll in Your Diet
- Restores PH Levels: Rich magnesium levels found in chlorophyll alkalizes your body
- Anti-Carcinogenic: Prevents carcinogens from binding to your DNA cells
- Chelating Agent: Binds to toxic heavy metals and facilitates elimination from your body
- Treats Candida Overgrowth: Proven to stop Candida albican growth
- Anti-inflammatory: Vitamins A, C, & E help reduce inflammation within your body.
- Maintains Hormonal Balance: Vitamin E content found in chlorophyll helps to stimulate the production of estrogen in females and testosterone in males.
- Treats Bad Breath/Promotes Healthy Digestive Tract: Chlorophyll eliminates mouth odor and also cleanses the digestive tract – which may be the root cause of your halitosis
- Helps Control Hunger and Cravings: Studies show that chlorophyll might be effective at suppressing hunger
- Repairs Red Blood Cells & Boosts Immune System: Rich sources of Vitamin C, K, folic acid, iron, calcium, & protein found in chlorophyll help keep your body’s immune system strong!
Sources of Chlorophyll
You can opt for a liquid chlorophyll supplement to add to your diet, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get your dose of daily greens! However, if you want to opt for the fresh stuff, eat your greens! Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your path to great health (and glowing skin)! Spinach Romaine Lettuce Broccoli Asparagus Peas Green Beans Kale What other green foods do you enjoy eating? Comment below and let us know your veg of choice!