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An Ode to Chlorophyll: How Green Juices Keep You Healthy and Beautiful

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How bloated and full would you feel if you were to consume what’s typically found in green juices: 1 carrot, 1 cup of kale, 1 zucchini, half a cup of spinach, half an apple, half a pear, a stalk of celery, and a handful of parsley?

You’d be hard-pressed to chew your way through all those fruits and veggies – especially all raw and without any sort of salad dressing or flavoring. But the above list is what I had for my breakfast juice this morning and it was insanely delicious, crazy nutritious, and took me just 15 minutes to slow sip, swish, and swallow.

The awesome thing about green juice is that it takes wonderfully nutritionally-rich foods that we don’t normally eat a lot of and it extracts its valuable nutritional content into an easily-digestible juice.

It’s said that 95% of the vitamins, minerals, and living enzymes is found in the juice and not the fiber of fruits and vegetables. And whereas we do need fiber in our daily diets, the absence of it in juice makes it pretty much effortless for our bodies to instantly digest and absorb this highly concentrated cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes straight into our bloodstream.

Your digestive system gets a welcome break. You get a huge charge of vital nutrients and an instant energy boost – and have energy throughout the day since your digestive system isn’t expending all its energy digesting heavy foods.

And the best part?

Green juice supplies your body with an ample dose of chlorophyll. Here’s why that’s awesome new for your body, skin, and overall well-being…

  • Chlorophyll has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and wound-healing properties. It can help combat acne and other impurities and infections on the skin by aiding our body’s tissue in destroying germs.
  • This green stuff is a rich, natural source of magnesium – something our bodies need but many of us are deficient in. You see, the molecular structure of chlorophyll is pretty much identical to hemoglobin (the red blood cells that transport oxygen to blood) except for the center atom – in hemoglobin, the center atom is iron. In chlorophyll, it’s magnesium. This magnesium is super important since it helps to deliver much needed oxygen to cells and tissues. It also has a highly alkalizing effect on the body and is thought to be critical for our cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous systems as well as for proper functioning of muscles, kidneys, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and even our brains. Oh, and did I mention magnesium helps our bodies better absorb calcium?
  • Chlorophyll is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E that help fight inflammation and neutralize free radicals, the harmful molecules in the body that can damage healthy cells.
  • Chlorophyll is one of the most important, natural chelates – it binds to and helps remove toxins and heavy metals (i.e. mercury) from our bodies.
  • This green pigment also has been found to have anti-carcinogenic effects. It blocks the metabolism of pro-carcinogens that damage DNA and protects against air-borne carcinogens from pollution as well as toxins from cooked meats.
  • And an extra bonus…chlorophyll is an effective odor deodorizer – fighting bad breath and body odor from the inside out. It’s also been known to reduce urinary and fecal odors, in case you were wondering. Want more bad breath remedies?

All in all, this plant blood stuff is awesome. And you can whip some up yourself – and you don’t even need a juicer to do it!

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