Chlorophyll is a pigment that gives plants their green color. Plants use chlorophyll along with sunlight to get their nutrients. Do you consume chlorophyll? You probably eat a lot more than you know! One of the primary ways of including chlorophyll in the diet is by eating green vegetables. Most naturally green vegetables contain chlorophyll. Foods that are particularly rich in chlorophyll include:
Matcha green tea (traditional)
If vegetables aren't always convenient for you, another easy way to get chlorophyll into your daily diet is through taking supplements. These are available in various forms of drops, pills, or capsules
But why should we be concerned about taking chlorophyll? Some benefits may include the following with regular consumption: Stimulating the immune system
Eliminating yeast overgrowth and other fungus in the body
Detoxifying your blood
Assist with elimination of body odors
Cleansing your intestines
A clean source of energy
Assisting your body to get in an alkaline state Among other things, research points out that chlorophyll stimulates red blood cells quality and quantity, supports healthy oxygenation, detoxifies the liver, boosts energy levels, cleans the digestive tract and is a powerful antioxidant that fights off free radicals. Chlorophyll also has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Chlorophyll can also bolster immunity—starting with the gut.
Researchers from Babraham Institute in Cambridge and the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research found that what’s in green veggies such as broccoli and Chinese cabbage interact positively with immune cells in the gut, providing greater protection against unwanted invaders. And that’s no small deal, since up to 80 percent of your immune cells are housed in the gut!
You can buy chlorophyll supplements at most health food stores, drug stores, and natural food shops. As a supplement, chlorophyll comes in a few different forms, including tablets, ointments, sprays, and liquid.
As always, discuss incorporating any type of supplement with your healthcare provider