Chlorophyll juice? Ever heard about it?
Remember that biology class you took a long time ago (or maybe you’re taking it now), and the name chlorophyll appeared up all the time in plant chapters? I remember it was a tough class for me first semester at AUB, we had to memorize all the names of the plants in the world, I’ll never forget that!
Well, if we only knew that the pigment that gives the green color to our living plants and is vital for photosynthesis, allowing plants to obtain energy from light also has the power to give life to your body!
How? By detoxifying it!! Elimination of toxins will improve your overall health and even help you lose extra weight!
What is it exactly? It’s a juice that you make at home. You create it by mixing different types of green leafy vegetables; it can be spinach, broccoli, lettuce, rocca, mint, parsley, which also include the wild edible ones directly from the garden!
Why is Chlorophyll good for?
The juice named “chlorophyll” is full of calcium, vitamin A, B, C, fibers, magnesium, potassium, iron and more! This green substance is full of healing nutrients that revive your body with oxygen for optimum health. When taking chlorophyll into our bodies, our hemoglobin count is elevated and as a result our blood circulation improves and we have more energy. It also cleanses the intestines and liver!
It fights free radicals thus protects your body from certain cancers and from premature aging!
It also helps you with weight loss since it will reduce your appetite, help decrease your cholesterol levels, and aid in digestion! Guess what? It’s low in calories!
It also has anti-septic power cleaning oral infections and eliminating bad breath! It’s good for treating respiration problems too!
Now go and juice up some of the veggies found in your fridge! Juice it all, even the stalk of the plant and enjoy purifying your body from toxins and replenishing it with vital nutrients!
Samia Khoury Dietitian