Chlorophyll is the “green blood” of plants, and without chlorophyll, life as we know it would not exist.
I don’t know about you, but my blood is green ….. I use chlorophyll regularly.
I know that you’ve heard of chlorophyll and chlorophyll’s amazing health benefits, but I want to write about chlorophyll again because, well, it really is amazing!
Chlorophyll is the natural plant pigment that colors grass, leaves, and the vegetables we eat. And the green blood of chlorophyll is one of the healthiest food supplements for you, and your pets.
What Is Chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is the molecule that absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to synthesize carbohydrates from CO2 and water.
The chlorophyll in leaves captures energy from the sun and converts carbon and dioxide into sugar and oxygen for the plant’s food. This healthy transfer of energy keeps plants alive, and is important for human health.
This process is known as photosynthesis, which is the basis for sustaining the life of all plants. Since animals and humans get their food from plants, photosynthesis is the source of energy passed from the plant to the animal (and that includes YOU, the human).
Leaves turn red, yellow, and orange in Autumn because as chlorophyll in the leaves decays, the green color fades and is replaced by the oranges and reds of carotenoids.
If you supplement with chlorophyll four to five days a week, you can get the following benefits:
- Enhanced energy
- Detoxes the liver
- Eliminates body odor and bad breath
- Cleans the digestive tract
- Aides in the prevention of diseases, such as liver cancer
- Reverses anemia
- Assists in the elimination of mold from the body
Chlorophyll’s Cancer Prevention
Chlorophyll may indeed play an important role in the prevention of cancer. Researchers in the early 1980’s discovered that chlorophyll inhibited the ability of certain DNA-damaging chemicals to cause mutations in bacteria.
And bacteria can be the source of many cancers.
Chlorophyll has been shown to have positive effects on cancer cells within the human body. Research is being conducted to scientifically determine whether chlorophyll’s cancer fighting factors are strong enough to play a dominant role in the destruction of cancer cells.
Chlorophyll is of considerable interest as an anticarcinogenic substance because it is so abundant in the green vegetables that all animals consume.
It’s abundant, it’s easy to use, and it’s inexpensive. Now THAT’S healthy cancer prevention.
Chlorophyll can be found in:
- blue-green algae
- green barley
- wheat grass
- deep leafy greens
My Favorite Chlorophyll Supplement
I recommend Liquid Chlorophyll 100 mg Spearmint by World Organics. World Organic Chlorophyll spearmint flavor is made exclusively from organic alfalfa leaves.
It leaves your breath fresh, too.
Chlorophyll traps an incredible life power that’ll energize you.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.