Chlorophyll has made its rounds as a buzzword. And as a buzzword, it gets quickly replaced by the next best thing (just like anything else cute and catchy). However, chlorophyll shouldn’t just be popular, trendy and an ‘in the moment’ thing. Chlorophyll is a nutrient that should never go out of style and here is why.
First, let me take a moment to explain what the heck chlorophyll actually is. I am sure you remember hearing about chlorophyll in your middle school science class and that it is a plant thing. Yes, it is certainly a plant thing. In fancy words, it is a green pigment present in plants which facilitate the absorption of light from the sun. It has the ability to convert this light energy into a usable form for which the green plants prepare their own food. In fact, plants are green because of chlorophyll. There are actually two types of chlorophyll, a and b. Chlorophyll a is the most important and widely present in plants.
In short, chlorophyll is a good source of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta-carotene. It is rich in antioxidants and vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, as well as essential fatty acids.
Chlorophyll is much more than just a list of nutrients. Read on to learn 8 more specifics reasons why you chlorophyll should be a part of your daily life.
- Chlorophyll has the ability to rejuvenate our body aiding in restoring and replenishing the red blood cells.
- Studies have made it evident that it helps in restraining the gastrointestinal absorption of harmful toxins. Fights cancer.
- Contains strong antioxidant power.
- It stimulates your bodies anti-aging enzymes and encourages healthy and youthful skin.
- Chlorophyll promotes healthy digestion by maintaining intestinal flora and stimulating the bowel movements.
- Chlorophyll is a super wound healer.
- It contributes towards muscle toning, contraction, and relaxation, as well as in the formation and maintenance of strong bones.
- Chlorophyll is effective in the treatment of colds, rhinitis, sinusitis, and other various respiratory infections.
Our bodies can receive chlorophyll from many plants already in our diet. The greener the plant the better. The best way to consume these green veggies is to eat them raw. Cooking the veggies can easily kill the chlorophyll, so in that case turning to a supplement is a great way to incorporate chlorophyll into your daily diet too!
(scientific information sourced from: OrganicFacts.net)