Have you ever seen someone drinking one of those green juices or green drinks? Ever wonder what’s so good about them? The answer is CHLOROPHYLL. So what exactly is it? Chlorophyll is the molecule in living plants that absorbs sunlight and uses its energy to produce carbohydrates (ENERGY!) from carbon dioxide and water. This process is called photosynthesis and is the means for sustaining life processes of all plants. When this is ingested through food or juice, we in turn are also benefitting from photosynthesis and in essence taking in energy.
What Are The Benefits of Chlorophyll?
- Enhanced energy
- Detoxification of the liver
- Cancer prevention
- Cleansing of the digestive system
- Helps with anemia
- Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Chelation of heavy metals
- Boosts immunity
The most astounding benefit from chlorophyll is that its molecular structure is identical to hemoglobin, except that the center atom is magnesium. So when we have a juice with high amounts of chlorophyll in it, it helps to do the job of hemoglobin, namely- rebuilding and replenishing red blood cells. Furthermore, it contains vitamin K, C, folic acid, iron, calcium, and protein- which are all essential in building and repairing red blood cells.
So, in conclusion, EAT LOTS OF GREENS! Drink GREEN JUICES!
(Dr. Gary Eshanov, Montclair chiropractor, offers patients chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and dietary advice. The family chiropractor enjoys educating patients on the benefits of juicing and healthy eating. Please feel free to email your questions or schedule an appointment.)