Getting Our Fill of Chlorophyll

The Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Mutagenic Miracle

by Rosemary Devlin
posted on September 18th 2013

Chlorophyll: you know you want it in your diet, but why? Well, there are a number of benefits consistent with an increased intake of this compound. To begin, chlorophyll is structurally similar to hemoglobin, the iron-containing part of our red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout our bodies. In fact, the only difference between the two structures is their central atom, making chlorophyll the “blood” of the greens that are essential for our diets. When we consider the similarity in the way chlorophyll and hemoglobin function, chlorophyll’s beneficial properties become easier to understand. 

What does chlorophyll do for us? One of its most notable benefits is cleansing. Once present in our bodies, chlorophyll helps attain an alkaline state, which allows optimal detoxification. You can rely on it to cleanse toxins present in the intestines, liver, and blood. These toxins include cancer-causing free radicals. Chlorophyll has also been found to neutralize pesticides, which are present on most conventionally grown produce.

Another important benefit of chlorophyll is its ability to deter cell damage and stimulate new growth on a cellular level. This helps wounds heal more quickly and also promotes a healthy and radiant appearance.

But that’s not all. Incorporating chlorophyll into your diet will also help defend against anemia. It will stimulate your immune system, normalize blood pressure, and reduce bodily odors. 

Some of the best sources of chlorophyll include green leafy vegetables such as kale, chard, and spinach. Various sea vegetables, green beans, and broccoli also provide abundant chlorophyll. Integrating these fresh, healthy foods into your diet in a raw live food manner ensure optimal availability of vitamins and minerals. An increase in your intake is sure to make you look better and feel great.

One of the most effective ways to reap the benefits of chlorophyll is with an organic green juice. Incorporate one into your day or try a total juice cleanse to give your body the gift of chlorophyll.

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