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Have you seen Marvel’s Iron Man 2? Do you remember what Tony Stark was drinking to keep the element palladium from intoxicating his blood? That’s right! He drank chlorophyll!
Chlorophyll benefits are very powerful helping with
- Chronic fatigue
- Bowel issues
- Improves digestion
- Improves certain organ functions like the liver
- Helps with wound healing
- Protects skin
- Boosts immune system
- Increases strength
I could continue! Basically, chlorophyll strengthens your cells — the building blocks of your body. The body is one system and when the deficiencies are corrected and the toxins cleaned out, the body has incredible healing power!
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By the end of this article, my goal is that you will know
- What chlorophyll is and what it does
- Chlorophyll benefits to the human body
- Which foods chlorophyll is found in
Also — some practical and convenient ways to add it into your diet.
What is Chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is a pigment that absorbs light from the sun and turns it into energy. It uses the blue and red colours of the spectrum and gives plants their green colour.
Chlorophyll allows the plants to essentially make their own nutrition and grow. This process, as you may have guessed, is called photosynthesis.
It’s also very interesting to note that the chlorophyll molecule has a fibrous cell. The outer shell is 20 percent fiber and 80 percent of that is the interior that contains nutrients. I will talk later about why that is important.
Chlorophyll stands out against other powerful superfoods because it is very effective at detoxifying your cells.
How Does Chlorophyll Have Detoxifying Benefits?
One of the chlorophyll benefits is that it binds to carcinogenic chemicals, assisting your body to eliminate them. Things like:
- Harmful molecules from cooked meat
- Toxic chemicals like pesticides and herbicides
- Heavy metals and poisonous substances
Chlorophyll can neutralize these invaders to strengthen and clean your blood.
Another of the chlorophyll benefits is that it has strong antioxidants that will protect and nourish your cells from damage by radiation and other invaders. Also, it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Don’t underestimate these two chlorophyll benefits. If your cells are protected by antioxidants and inflammation, then disease does not have as much chance to live, grow, or spread.
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The Top Two Chlorophyll Benefits
Chlorophyll Benefits For Your Blood
Chlorophyll acts very chemically similar to the oxygen-transporting protein called hemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is essential in red blood cells (RBC) so this makes chlorophyll even more important. It will help strengthen and increase RBC production.
When RBCs that carry oxygen throughout your body are increased, then you will have strong, healthy, and clean blood.
Chlorophyll benefits your red blood cells, which will in turn support and clean other organs like the bowels, liver, spleen, and kidneys.
And the more oxygen your cells have means the more energy you will have!
Enabling healthy cells filled with oxygen to transport throughout your body will boost your immune system and fight against inflammation. Inflammation is a huge contributor to disease.
Chlorophyll Benefits Gut Health
As I mentioned above, chlorophyll is great at cleaning your blood.
This in turn cleans and maintains your elimination organs such as the liver, and your bowels.
Clean blood makes sure wastes are properly taken out as the liver gets rid of different toxins — for example — alcohol. The bowels take what the body needs from food and flush out the rest.
To eliminate well, your gut needs a lot of bacteria, fiber, and digestive enzymes.
Chlorophyll gives a great boost of bacteria for your inner microflora. Bacteria will keep the lining of your bowels strong.
Your gut bacteria outnumber the rest of your body’s bacteria 10-1! Trillions of bacteria live in your gut and it is the home of the majority of your immune system!
So chlorophyll benefits your immune system by nurturing your gut flora. It’s important to note that with chlorophyll, bacteria quickly multiply at a faster than normal rate.
Chlorophyll benefits the diet by adding a rich source of fiber.
Remember I said at the start that the outer shell of the chlorophyll molecule is 20 percent fiber? That plays a wonderful role in the absorption of water through our bowels to make things run smoothly on the toilet!
Most people only get 8 to 10 grams of fiber a day when we really need around 30 grams!
Bowel issues are extremely common today and I believe it is a root cause of bad health.
Chlorophyll has digestive enzymes! Two in particular are pepsin and chlorophyllase.
We need enzymes for
- Producing cellular energy
- Repairing tissues, organs, and cells
- Kicking the brain in gear
- Digesting food, including absorption, transportation, metabolism of nutrients and elimination of waste
The standard American diet is very high in processed and refined foods. These foods are heated and processed so much that they destroy all the enzymes.
No wonder why we have so many digestive problems! We need to get a wide variety of “live enzymes” that come from a raw diet of fresh fruits and vegetables full of chlorophyll.
What Foods Should You Eat for Chlorophyll Benefits?
There are many foods that have chlorophyll in them. You can make a good guess that anything dark green will have lots in it! Below are a few that you should regularly have in your diet to keep your cells healthy!
- Barley grass
- Romaine lettuce
- Green peppers
— and many more!
The majority of the foods you eat should be vegetables and fruits. Choosing some of these foods to eat consistently can maintain your health and the health of your family for years to come!
Want some practical and CONVENIENT ways to ensure you receive a boost of Chlorophyll?
AIM has years of research and testimonies to back its quality supplements! Their flag-ship supplement – Barleylife is barley grass made into a powder form.
Barley grass is full of chlorophyll! Each serving has over 22mg!
Today with our processed diets and nutrient-deficient soil/produce, I believe we will become very acidic – deficient – toxic without supplementing.