Surely we all know, or at least have some notions about what chlorophyll is, however it is likely that you do not know all the properties and benefits of chlorophyll for our body, that is why today we want to share with you some of the benefits of this miraculous natural substance and how to consume it.
What is chlorophyll?
As some may know, chlorophyll is one of the fundamental chemical compounds in all plants; This biomolecule is not only responsible for the green color that most of the members of the plant kingdom have, but it is also the main one involved, along with light, in the photosynthesis process, by which plants are nourished.
A curiosity about chlorophyll is that its molecular structure closely resembles that of blood. The molecules responsible for the red color of the blood and for transporting oxygen, known as hemoglobin, have a structure very similar to that of chlorophyll, except for its central atom: in hemoglobin, it is composed mainly of iron and in chlorophyll for magnesium, hence with good reason chlorophyll is called “the blood of plants.”
Health benefits of chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll consumption in humans has great health benefits. It is considered a miraculous substance due to the infinity of properties it has for our organism and, although it especially favors some organs or functions, remember that we are a whole and that if it improves the functioning of one organ, as a consequence the others will improve.
Oxygenates and detoxifies the body.
Consuming chlorophyll regularly helps oxygenate the blood and increase blood production; and since the main function of hemoglobin is to transport oxygen, if it increases, our cells will be better oxygenated and, as a consequence, our organs and especially the heart, will be greatly benefited.
The abundance of oxygen favors the detoxification of our body. Consuming it has been shown to help prevent harmful effects of radiation exposure. In turn, chlorophyll is able to bind with heavy metals in cells and promote their elimination. It also favors colon cleansing and the proliferation of intestinal bacterial flora, preventing serious diseases, such as cancer.
Also, cholesterol levels are reduced with the consumption of chlorophyll, so the detoxification will be complete.
Strengthens the immune system.
Some anaerobic bacteria do not thrive in the presence of oxygen, so if it increases thanks to chlorophyll, these bacteria will not have a favorable environment to grow. Other bacteria are favored with alkaline environments but, because chlorophyll is a powerful alkalinize of the blood, this type of bacteria will not find an environment conducive to growth. From these properties, it is clear that chlorophyll works as a great strengthener of the immune system.
Improves the digestive system.
The entire digestive system is benefited by the consumption of chlorophyll. Not only the colon, which we have already mentioned above but also the liver, stomach, and gallbladder. This miraculous molecule helps to break down calcium oxalate stones for better elimination, which are created by our body with the purpose of neutralizing and eliminating excess acid.
It is also known that chlorophyll is anticancer since it helps eliminate toxins that enter our body through food.
Its high content of vitamins A, E, and C, makes it a powerful antioxidant and also an effective anti-inflammatory, making it ideal for digestive treatments, as mentioned above.
Bad breath is another of the conditions that can be treated with chlorophyll, especially when it is consumed in liquid form, it not only provides a fresh breath and a pleasant perfume, but by favoring the digestive system it also helps bad breath that stomach problems can cause.
How to consume chlorophyll?
There are several ways to consume chlorophyll, obviously the most natural is to consume green vegetables, the greener the vegetable, the higher concentration of chlorophyll it will have. Some of those that provide greater amounts of chlorophyll are spinach, lettuce, chard, watercress, kale, arugula, parsley, coriander, among others. Also, some algae, such as spirulina or chlorella, have high concentrations of chlorophyll; as well as some sprouts, for example, sprouts of wheat.
It is possible to prepare daily what are known as green drinks, (green drinks, in English), that is, green vegetable smoothies, which we can consume daily to take advantage of the properties of chlorophyll in a more concentrated way.
You can also buy liquid chlorophyll from herbalists and in the form of capsules or tablets and consume it as a supplement.