Chlorophyll is something I have been researching lately from a nutrition point of view, and I thought that I would share with you what I have learned.
Chlorophyll is a term used to describe several different green pigments naturally occurring in plants. It is an important biomolecule giving plants their ability to photosynthesis, or absorb energy… or rather convert light to energy.
Liquid chlorophyll is sold as a cleansing tonic and can be mixed with water as an easy and tasty cleansing and energizing drink. One of the reasons chlorophyll is so brilliant as an energy booster and tonic is that structurally a molecule of chlorophyll is very similar to a molecule of hemoglobin in our blood. The only difference is that chlorophyll has a magnesium atom at its center and hemoglobin has an iron atom. So it is basically plant blood, 🙂 pretty cool. This structural similarity means that it is easily absorbed and efficiently used in our body and blood supply.
So a quick run down of some health benefits it boasts:
It is a great alkalizer – great for us all living in a world high in stress and pollutants and other things that tend to make our insides more acidic than is good for us. This can be hard on our kidneys and eventually lead to degenerative diseases like osteoporosis, arthritis etc.
It is a useful antioxidant and is full of vitamins A, C and E.
It has the ability to bind to toxins including (apparently) heavy metals in our body and blood stream and help to remove them from the body.
It is basically instant delivery Magnesium which is great for nerve and muscular function and production of energy.
It also promotes digestive health because of its cleansing properties, and when your digestive system is functioning in peak condition we are always happier and healthier. This can also be good if you have issues with bad breath, which a lot of times is an internal issue more than a hygiene issue.
Anyway that is just a few of the great benefits of incorporating a bit of liquid chlorophyll in you diet. It is not expensive as far as health tonics go and can be used by the whole family, just add a teaspoon to your water bottle each day and your good to go.
Look for it in health stores and pharmacy’s if you want to give it a try