Benefits of Chlorophyll and Why You Should Eat Green Leafy Veggies
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Benefits of Chlorophyll and Why You Should Eat Green Leafy Veggies

In addition, with the continuous innovation, studies and researches have been made with regards to the uses of chlorophyll. With this, they found out that chlorophyll is not merely the green coloring pigment of the plants.

"What is chlorophyll?" Our automatic answer would be that it’s the green coloring pigment of the plants, which is true.

Chlorophyll is the chemical molecule found in plants that actively participate in the process of photosynthesis. It works by trapping the energy from the sun which then combines with carbon dioxide and water which will then yield into the production of oxygen and glucose.

In addition, with the continuous innovation, studies and researches have been made with regards to the uses of chlorophyll. With this, they found out that chlorophyll is not merely the green coloring pigment of the plants. It works way further than this thought. These studies and researches were the key to digging the benefits of chlorophyll more specifically in the human health. It was interesting that this green coloring pigment of plants works similarly with the hemoglobin of our red blood cells they only differ in their central atoms; iron for hemoglobin and magnesium for chlorophyll.

Out of the many discovered benefits of chlorophyll here are some:

Chlorophyll helps in maintaining, cleaning and neutralizing the air we breathe that is usually composed of higher percentage of pollutants. This benefits our lungs the most.

Remember that chlorophyll or green leafy vegetables contain vitamins like A, C and E and these vitamins contained in chlorophyll help in the neutralization of the free radicals in our blood that when abundant in number can cause deteriorating effects to our health. Moreover it aids our immune system to fight off against infections and diseases. Studies also showed that it could thin blood therefore it makes wound healing better and faster.

It also has the ability to chelate or bind with minerals in the blood to eradicate them and to prevent the accumulation of extra minerals in the blood.

Chlorophyll is commonly known for its deodorizing effects. It helps in elimination or reduction of bad smell, odorous feces and pungent urine and even body odors. Moreover, it helps promotes the normal motility of the digestive tract and keeps the digestive tract healthy that contributes in eliminating halitosis (bad breath), diarrhea and constipation.

It also helps promote blood circulation that will lead to increased oxygen supply to the different organs and parts of the body by physiologically stimulating the red blood cells in the bone morrow and because magnesium has high alkaline effect.

Another breakthrough in the study and research of the benefits of chlorophyll is its anti-carcinogenic effect. Anyone will agree that cancer is one of the many diseases that no one wants to have. Also, it increases in prevalence every year and still no permanent treatment has been found to permanently eliminate cancer cells and permanently cure a cancer patient. Chlorophyll, in the other hand helps in preventing some cancer causing agents in successfully mutating the genes. Another study reported also said that it is also helpful in slowing the effects of benzopyrene and methylcholanthrene in causing cancer.

There are maybe more benefits discovered than these listed above. Surely, more will be discovered. Whenever, however, whoever and whenever these additional benefits will be discovered what we ought to remember and inculcate in ourselves and in our children is that eating green leafy vegetables is important. You do not necessarily need to be a vegetarian; you just have to eat some vegetables.

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Great info.

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