Why I Add Chlorophyll to Water
I have been adding liquid Chlorophyll to my water for the last year or so to get its digestive benefits, and to spice things up to my ever boring water situation. Since I use it on the reg. I thought it would be beneficial to share what good it does to the body and what kind I use and when.
Benefits to Chlorophyll
1. Helps Fight Cancer
2. Improves Liver Detoxification
3. Speeds Up Wound Healing
4. Improves Digestion and Weight Control
5. Protects Skin
How I use it:
Brand I Use: Whole Food’s Liquid Chlorophyll with Mint- The Mint gives it some oomf
How much and when: I put a full dropper amount in 30 oz of water twice a day
Side Effects: Your poop might be green
How to Get More Chlorophyll: Top Chlorophyll Food Sources
What’s the best way to detox using chlorophyll? The very best sources of chlorophyll found on the planet are green vegetables and algae. Here are some of the top food sources to incorporate into your diet to experience all of the chlorophyll benefits.
Leafy green vegetables: Green veggies like kale, spinach or Swiss chard get their signature pigment from a high concentration of chlorophyll. Ideally, every day you should consume some variety of leafy greens as part of your recommended five to seven servings of vegetables, but if you find this difficult consider juicing greens instead.
Raw or lightly cooked foods: An interesting finding published by the Institute of Food Technologies is that chlorophyll content is decreased when green veggies are cooked, thawed after being frozen or when they start to spoil. For example, the amount of chlorophyll in spinach was decreased by about 35 percent after it was thawed and another 50 percent after it was boiled or steamed. (13) To consume the most chlorophyll from your diet, try eating more of a raw food diet or lightly cooking your veggies using low temperatures.
Final Thoughts on Chlorophyll Benefits
Chlorophyll benefits include helping fight cancer, improving liver detoxification, speeding up wound healing, improving digestion and weight control, and protecting skin health.
The primary reason chlorophyll is considered a superfood is because of its strong antioxidant and anticancer effects. Chlorophyll benefits the immune system because it’s able to form tight molecular bonds with certain chemicals that contribute to oxidative damage and diseases like cancer or liver disease.
The very best sources of chlorophyll found on the planet are green vegetables and algae. Here are some of the top food sources to incorporate into your diet to experience all of the chlorophyll benefits. This includes green leafy veggies like kale, spinach and Swiss chard. Cooking these foods decreases the nutrient content and lowers the chlorophyll benefits you get, so eat them raw or lightly cooked to preserve the nutrients.
Consuming chlorella, chlorophyllin supplements and liquid chlorophyll are also ways to get chlorophyll benefits.