Are you familiar with Chlorophyll and it’s many benefits? Chlorophyll is the green pigment and ‘plant food’ that is naturally occurring in plants.
What you may not know is that it can actually prevent disease, detox your body and speed up healing time.
Top Chlorophyll Foods Infographic
via Dr. Axe
We’ve included this infographic from Dr. Axe that shows the top chlorophyll-containing foods.
Of course, you’ll find that many of the greenest veggies contain chlorophyll, but these top 9 power foods will really give you a hefty dose. They are definitely worth adding to your diet.
They will give you a big boost and you are not going to recognize the new and improved, energized you!
Image via Cyrus Crossan
Highest Chlorophyll Foods
- Green Beans
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Chinese Cabbage
Important Chlorophyll Cooking Facts
One important factor to remember is that when vegetables are cooked, the amount of chlorophyll they contain is greatly reduced. For example, chlorophyll in frozen spinach was reduced by 35% after it was thawed, and a further 50 percent once it was steamed.
Experts recommend to get the full benefits of chlorophyll from these green veggies, eat them raw when possible.
Here are the top five ways that increased chlorophyll can benefit your body.
Chlorophyll Fights Cancer
Recent studies have made the discovery that chlorophyll can actually bind itself to potential carcinogens and stop them from circulating throughout your body. Such effects have been shown to lower the risk of certain cancers including colon and lung cancers.
Chlorophyll Helps Detoxify Your Liver
Chlorophyll can also help cleanse your liver! Some studies have shown that chlorophyllin (liquid chlorophyll) may reduce the risk of liver cancer and even help repair certain kinds of liver damage.
Chlorophyll Speeds Up Healing
Did you know that chlorophyllin has been used in wound healing ointments since the 1940s?
Not only has it been found to slow down harmful bacteria from multiplying in the body, but it also helps reduce inflammation, promote healing and even control odors caused by bacteria.
Chlorophyll Helps Reduce Hunger
Here is one that everyone can benefit from – weight control and digestion! Chlorophyll can help speed up waste elimination in the body and even keep you ‘regular’.
Studies have shown it to reduce hunger, stimulate the digestion of fats, and even helped prevent hypoglycemia in overweight women.
Chlorophyll Helps Protect Your Skin
Some evidence has shown that chlorophyll can help prevent skin sores, such as those caused by the common cold, or even genital sores.
It can also help reduce the risk of skin cancer and shingles. It may even help prevent the recurrence of cancerous cells in people who have had skin cancer previously.
Chlorophyll Health Benefits Video
We have included a Youtube Video that gives you some further great ideas on how you can use Liquid Chlorophyll in your daily life. We add it to our water and it is very refreshing. Click Play above to watch now ^
Can Chlorophyll Be Dangerous?
Overall there have been no studies suggesting that eating large amounts of chlorophyll can cause any problems or toxicity.
The only real side effects that have been shown to occur from taking chlorophyll supplements are green discoloration of feces and urine.
Discoloration of the tongue and some mild indigestion may also occur. Whilst these symptoms may occur at first, they do eventually go away, particularly if you’re getting your chlorophyll from natural sources like vegetables.