The Importance of Chlorophyll in Our Diet

 

 

Chlorophyll in Our Diet  

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Chlorophyll is as close as we can get to eat (drink) sunlight!


It is known to be the plant’s ‘blood’ and Good Things Happen When Humans Drink Plant Blood!

Chlorophyll is what runs through the veins of plants that react with the sun to create glucose- the primary source of fuel for our body.

Chlorophyll is what makes plants green. And chlorophyll is like the plant’s blood. Chlorophyll is rich in magnesium, in a form very similar to how it is found in our own blood- our hemoglobin. The only difference between a chlorophyll molecule and that of our blood is one central atom which is iron in blood and magnesium in chlorophyll. According to scientist, the body has the ability to convert chlorophyll to hemoglobin by changing just one little molecule of magnesium into iron.

This allows chlorophyll to be quickly absorbed by the human body and functions as a good blood builder to rebuild the blood stream. While promoting and stimulating the availability of red blood cells to the body it increases function of the heart, lungs, and vascular system. This can also help the immune system because it improves the circulation and oxygenation of the cells and body.


   

Importantly, chlorophyll also supplies our bodies with the much-needed micro-nutrient magnesium which is essential to how our body produces energy.


More than 300 enzymes in our body require the presence of magnesium. In fact 70% of magnesium is found in the bones and the rest is found mainly in the soft tissues and in the blood Magnesium is also necessary for the metabolism of vitamin C, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. It’s also important to the nervous system, to aid restful sleep and for the synthesis of certain proteins. It also governs how our calcium is used in the body and helps to relax our muscles and prevent muscle cramps and spasms. Unfortunately, because of the lack of fresh green plant-food in what we eat these days, magnesium is all too often lacking in today’s daily diet.

There's nothing more cleansing and detoxifying than chlorophyll. And people who follow Western diets (high in processed foods and animal foods) are in desperate need of cleansing and detoxifying. Diets rich in chlorophyll essentially flush and replenish our blood supply! Or perhaps I should say cleanse.


    

Chlorophyll also helps remove heavy metals from your body that have accumulated due to the ingestion of contaminated food products.

Certain sea foods are especially known to contain dangerous levels of heavy metals like mercury, but these contaminants are also found in animal products and even non-organic crops. If you've been eating refined foods, you undoubtedly have mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, PCBs and other contaminants in your body. The chlorophyll in chlorella actually helps remove those heavy metals from your body, which can have seemingly miraculous benefits to your health.

 
Another common source for contaminants is mercury fillings used by dentists.

They call them "silver fillings," actually, since they don't want to openly admit they're still putting mercury  -  one of the most potent nerve toxins on the planet  -  into the mouths of patients. These mercury fillings emit a steady stream of mercury vapor that gets absorbed into your body. Frequently, small bits of these mercury fillings crack, break off, and are swallowed with your food. In this way, nearly all dental patients in "civilized" countries are subjected to routine mercury poisoning at the hands of their dentists.

   


Chlorella is the richest source of chlorophyll on planet Earth.


Chlorella can help protect you against this mercury be escorting the mercury out of your body before it can do damage. If you take chlorella before and after receiving dental work, you will help protect yourself from the toxic effects of mercury fillings. This is especially important if you decide to have your mercury fillings removed, as more and more people are doing. The very process of drilling them out results in a tidal wave of mercury exposure in your body. Having a stomach full of chlorella offers considerable protection against the mercury bits you inevitably swallow during this procedure.

Many health specialists use chlorophyll as a tonic for the blood. Scientists are only recently beginning to realise then importance of chlorophyll in our daily diets and the benefits that they bring to our health.


     

Such benefits include:

Boosting the immune system and helping to maintain healthy blood function.


Chlorophyll contains a derivative called chlorophyllin which has been shown to increase the number and activity of various dominant immune cells including B cells, T cells and macrophages which are each crucial to our health.

 Cleans the intestines

Chlorophyll also helps support the healthy flora in the bowels which also help improve our immunity function.


Powerful antioxidant:


Chlorophyll has great antioxidant capacity and therefore it helps neutralise free radicals and limit oxidative damage within the body.

  • Grow and repair tissues,
  • Rejuvenating the body
  • Fights inflammatory conditions like sinusitis, fluid buildup, and skin rashes thanks to its cleansing ability
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Eliminate molds in the body- helpful as we come to allergy season

       

Anti-carcinogenic properties:


Chlorophyll works as an antioxidant and may reduce the risk of some cancers by bonding with chemicals known to cause cancer, such as the hydrocarbons in tobacco smoke. When chlorophyll combines with these substances, it interferes with their absorption during digestion. This reduces the amount of the carcinogen that circulates through your body. Chlorophyll may also increase the activity of enzymes that block cancer-causing substances from affecting cells. A semi-synthetic type of chlorophyll is used to help wounds heal.

From several animal and in vitro research studies, chlorophyll and its derivatives have been shown to possess anti-carcinogenic properties which mean they have the ability to help prevent or slow down cancer. Chlorophyll was shown to slow down cancer activity by inhibiting the activation of carcinogens and also by neutralising free radical oxidants.

 

These studies from researchers at Yonsei University in Korea have primarily focused on liver, stomach and colon cancers. Chlorophyll protects against a whole host of carcinogens found in fungus-laden foods such as nuts and grains, the toxins from cooked meats, and air-borne carcinogens (from pollution). It blocks the metabolism in the body of harmful chemicals known as pro carcinogens that damage DNA. Studies published in the journals Carcinogenesis and Food and Chemical Toxicology clearly display that chlorophyll inhibits carcinogenesis. 


Helps minimise the side effects of chemotherapy:


Chlorophyllin has been shown to successfully halt the undesired side effects of the chemotherapeutic agent ‘cyclophosphamide’ which helps patients feel a little better during chemo than they would have felt previously.

Chlorophyll has also been known to fight the deposit of carcinogens in the body and is known to help in dealing with the side-effects of drugs and other toxins..


   


Supports healthy blood cells - Combats anemia


Studies have also found that chlorophyll also improves the health of blood cells by increasing the uptake of oxygen in the blood.


Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease:

Austrian scientists have found that chlorophyll and its derivatives successfully slow down the oxidation of LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease.


Supports the body’s detoxification processes and protects against toxins:

Chlorophyll has been shown to have a cleansing effect on the blood and so can help support the body during a detoxification programme. This also can help optimise the body’s energy production by freeing up vital energy stores and increasing energy levels.


       


May reduce risk of kidney stones:

From studies, chlorophyll has been shown to help protect against calcium oxalate build-up which can lead to this form of kidney stone disease.


Helps eliminate body odour:

Chlorophyll may help eliminate or reduce odours associated with urinary disorders and flatulence in the colon. Chlorophyll is probably best known for its deodorizing benefits, reducing body odor and bad breath. 

The alfalfa plant, Nettles and Chlorella and Spirulina is an excellent source of chlorophyll. The best sources of chlorophyll are  The alfalfa plant, Nettles and Chlorella Spirulina raw, leafy green vegetables like chard, kale, wheatgrass, barley.

Keep in mind that cooking vegetables kills the chlorophyll content in the plant.

One teaspoon of Liquid Chlorophyll can be taken in water twice a day to help encourage proper bowel movement, improve liver function, and act as a rejuvenative tonic, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and help balance the pH of the body.Liquid Chlorophyll is non-toxic, soothing to body tissues and safe for use by people of all ages.


      

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