Chlorophyll. As in the green life blood of plants? Yes, well, this stuff is great for humans too.
Not only does chlorophyll gives plants their green color, but it’s also responsible for photosynthesis.
Been a while since science class? In short, photosynthesis is the process that uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into energy. This energy supports metabolic functions, respiration and growth. Without it plants would not survive. If plants didn’t survive, we wouldn’t survive. Pretty important stuff.
So what does chlorophyll do for our skin?
Detoxifies the body
Promotes cell regeneration
Alkalizes the body
Protects against cancer
Heals skin disorders
It would be difficult to find a more straight up superfood than chlorophyll. Wondering how to get some in your life?
Chlorophyll is found in higher concentrations in darker leafy greens, like kale and swiss chard. Kale may be the rage these days, but many of us aren’t in love with eating this super-roughage. I have tried liquid chlorophyll. Not yummy, but gets the job done quickly and efficiently. I prefer adding mine to a glass of water, but my sister gets ‘er done by simply downing a shot of the green stuff. Be careful – this liquid stains like nobody’s business. You can get chlorophyll supplements in tablet or capsule, but everything I read says fresh is best.
Do you consume chlorophyll? If so, how do you get yours?
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