Chlorophyll: Not Just for Plants

leafEveryone knows that you should eat your green veggies, but do you know why? I mean we all know they’re good for us, like most vegetables, but what about green plants in particular is good for us? The answer, as you may remember from your science classes, is Chlorophyll. Just in case you can’t remember exactly what Chlorophyll is, I’ll remind you. Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in many vegetables that absorbs the sun’s rays in order to provide energy for photosynthesis to take place.

The next question you’re probably asking yourself is, “but why do I need Chlorophyll? I’m not a plant.” Well as anyone could probably guess, the benefits of Chlorophyll to the human body are limitless. The most amazing aspect of Chlorophyll has to be the fact that its molecular structure is almost identical to the hemoglobin found in our blood. The only difference is that Chlorophyll has magnesium as its center atom while hemoglobin has iron as its center atom.

Hemoglobin is very important to our blood. It helps to keep our red blood cells healthy and happy. What this all means is that Chlorophyll actually helps to do the job of hemoglobin when we ingest it, and trust me, with the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) we need all the help we can get. If your blood is healthier, you’re going to feel more energetic and just better overall.

After all, your blood goes to every part of your body so if it’s healthier, every part of your body is healthier. With healthier blood, your wounds will heal faster, you will fight infection better, your circulation will improve, and the list just goes on. Chlorophyll even increases the number of red blood cells you have which increases the efficient use of oxygen in your body.

Another awesome thing about Chlorophyll is its chelation abilities. If something has chelation abilities, that means that it has the ability to bind to toxic heavy metals in the blood stream and remove them. This detoxifying ability is very important to everybody but especially so to those unlucky enough to have toxic mercury fillings in their teeth which leak toxic mercury into their system every day. Any help those individuals can get until they can get them removed, the better.

As I’ve mentioned before, most people (especially Americans) are overly acidic because of their diets. Chlorophyll is alkalizing, which means it fights acidity, and we need as much help as we can get to help combat our acidity.

Chlorophyll is also a great deodorizer, killing bacteria that causes bad breath in the mouth and throat, as well as promoting a healthier digestive tract, where bad breath originates. So the next time your breath is in need of some freshening, instead of reaching for a toxic aspartame laden stick of gum or a mint, try getting yourself a green drink. Your breath will be better, you won’t be poisoning yourself, and you’ll be increasing your overall health. All huge positives.

The best news is that it’s very easy to include Chlorophyll in your diet. Of course you can always eat your greens, but I know some of you will simply say, “but I don’t like green veggies.” Well, don’t worry. I have the perfect solution for you. Drink your greens! It tastes great, and it’s so much easier than eating them. Even people who don’t like to eat greens will be able to find a green containing drink they’ll love.

At The Urban Juicer we have a bunch of drinks with greens to choose from. They’re all really well balanced between fruit and vegetable flavor. Don’t be afraid. Give it a try. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed, and I can bet it’ll be your new favorite way to get your greens in. I know it’s definitely mine!