Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll really is amazing...
We all know how important our red blood cells are to our wellbeing. They transport oxygen to our cells, giving us energy, cleansing us and help to build new cells.
It makes sense that if we can do something to boost our healthy red blood cells, we would do it right? If there was something that gave our body exactly what it needs to be able to do this, you would want to know about it!
And what is the essential substance that our body needs to build and transport red blood cells? Haemoglobin.
So it is clear that we should, somehow, give our body haemoglobin!
I can hear you asking "How would I do this?".... well, we can - with Chlorophyll
Why I LOVE Liquid Chlorophyll
The most amazing thing about chlorophyll is that it is almost identical to haemoglobin - except for the center atom. In haemoglobin this is iron, however in chlorophyll it's magnesium. This means that when we drink liquid chlorophyll it can actually help to do the job of the haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is so vital to our blood - in fact it is made up of aproximately 75% haemoglobin!
It helps to build our red blood cells, boosting our energy and increasing our wellbeing almost instantly! It makes chlorophyll so valuable - it has SO MANY health benefits - it's such a wonder-food.
Drinking liquid chlorophyll really can increase the quality AND quantity of your red blood cells.
We really want to revolutionise our health from the cellular level - from the foundation up. And chlorophyll has the power to do this, to regenerate our bodies at the molecular and cellular level. From a common sense point of view, just think that GREEN FOODS are amazing for our health and all green foods are abundant in chlorophyll!
Other Liquid Chlorophyll Benefits
So in addition to helping to build and replenish our red blood cells, liquid chlorophyll benefits include not only being highly alkaline, but also the following:
Chlorophyll protects the body against a whole host of carcinogens. Especially those found in meats, air born pollution and fungus laden nuts and grains. Studieshave shown that it blocks the metabolism of harmful chemicals called procarcinogens that damage DNA. Researchers at Oregon State University also concluded: “At…cancer rates relevant to humans, chlorophyll was strongly protective”. Great stuff. Further research showing chlorophyll as being cancer-preventative.
Liquid chlorophyll has strong antioxidant capacity, as it contains high levels of the vitamins A, C and E.
It has also been found to help reduce inflammation [Reference].
This study from the Journal of Inflammation states: “Chlorophylls and pheophytins showed in vitro anti-oxidant activity."
The study shows that chlorophyll a and its degradation products are valuable and abundantly available anti-inflammatory agents and promising for the development of phytomedicine or conventional medicine to treat inflammation and related diseases.”
And in the Journal of Food Science, this study found that: “These results demonstrate that dietary chlorophyll derivatives prevalent in both fresh and processed foods and dietary supplements have antioxidant and antimutagenic activities.”
Chelation of Heavy Metals
Chlorophyll is one of the most important chelates in nature. It’s ability to bind to and remove toxic heavy metals such as mercury makes it an extremely powerful healer.
Recent research has shown that chlorophyll is effective in fighting candida albicans – which does not surprise me. The alkaline lifestyle has always been great for candida and the alkaline diet is of course high in chlorophyll-rich foods!
Treats Bad Breath
Chlorophyll has a double-action remedy for bad breath. As a deodoriser, it eliminates odours in the mouth and throat. But more importantly it promotes a healthy digestive tract – which is the main reason for bad breath. According to Dr Phyllis A. Balch, author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements”, Alfalfa supplies chlorophyll, which cleanses the bloodstream and colon, where bad breath often begins”.
See this research summary from Oregon State University also sites a collection of studies showing chlorophyll to be a powerful internal deodorant.
Wound Healing & Antiseptic
Liquid chlorophyll doesn’t have antiseptic properties of its own, but it DOES have the ability to aid our body in destroying germs. By strengthening tissue, it increases the disease resistance of cells and prevents the growth of bacteria! Research also suggests that chlorophyll greatly assists in wound healing and prevention of reinfection.
Rapid Delivery of Magnesium
Chlorophyll is rich in magnesium, which is a highly alkaline mineral and so consuming chlorophyll rich foods has a highly alkalising effect on the body. Magnesium is super-important as it helps to deliver much needed oxygen to cells and tissues, bone formation, nerve and muscle function – PLUS – magnesium is critical for our cardiovascular system, digestive system, nervous system, muscles, kidneys, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium for their metabolic function (source: whfoods.com).
Contains vitamin K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium, protein which are all also essential in building and repairing red blood cells and boosting our immune system.
How to Get Liquid Chlorophyll into Your Life Every Day
So now we can see how important chlorophyll is, how do you get this into your daily diet?
Well the simplest way is to eat your greens and drink your greens! This is why we are always saying here, at Avocado Ninja, that it is so important to have greens in your diet. It just makes sure you are getting plenty of chlorophyll
For a QUICK, SIMPLE and EASY boost of chlorophyll you can do the following:
Vegus Wheatgrass Juice is grown and harvested in Ireland. They use a unique process to seal the juice in pouches, while preserving all the goodness of a fresh shot of wheatgrass!
Wheatgrass is one of the best forms of chlorophyll, as it contains almost every nutrient you need - an abundance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
One shot of wheatgrass is the equivalent to 1kg nutritional content of fresh veggies! So not only are you getting the benefits of chlorophyll, but you are also getting a huge nutritional boost!
Natures Sunshine Chlorophyll and Young pHorever Chlorophyll are my top, top supplements – a concentrated, dense, tasteless (almost) source of liquid chlorophyll that you can add to any drink (water, juice, smoothie) to give your body a constant source of the green goodness!
It is amazing the difference it makes to your energy. Brilliant. And unlike most chlorophyll supplements it isn’t refined and highly processed (killing the goodness) or packed full of sweeteners.
That’s something you really need to look out for with chlorophyll supplements – they often have sweeteners and flavourings added. They’re not needed and they really take this from being wonderfully alkaline to acid for no good reason!
“Green drinks” are becoming more and more popular these days. Everyone from Oprah, to Dr Oz, to Hungry for Change, to Kris Carr is talking about green drinks. A green drink is basically a fresh juice, juiced yourself, made out of green foods. Although some people call for fruit to be added, fruit that has been juices (i.e. fibre removed) is not good for you at all – it concentrates the fructose, and fructose without fibre is catastrophic for your body and your pH balance.
The second, more convenient option is to mix powdered greens into water 2-4 times per day. These powdered green drinks are a dense source of alkalising, chlorophyll rich greens that are easily assimilated by the body and they’re usually made up from powdered grasses (such as wheatgrass), vegetables, low sugar fruits and other alkalising goodies. I tend to do both to be honest and I see the powdered version as my safety net.
Green Food in General
Eat loads of greens! Think of great big salads and veggies – spinach, lettuce, broccoli, Asian greens, green capsicum, asparagus, peas, beans, kale etc. Any food that is green is that way because it contains chlorophyll – so eat up! Overcooking is particularly important to avoid when it comes to chlorophyll, but with very short steaming times, the chlorophyll content of these foods is preserved, and absorption from these foods may actually be increased. [Source: whfoods.com] We have a new recipes section on the site that we are adding to every day, you can find this here.
So the simple message is this: go green. Eat, drink, ingest however you can.
From my own experience over the past ten years, going alkaline, increasing green foods and chlorophyll makes a HUGE difference in your health and your energy. You can really sense a difference almost instantly. So if you want more energy and to feel more alive - go get some chlorophyll. It really is that easy!