(Health Secrets) Should you drink chlorophyll water as a cleansing tonic? Chlorophyll counteracts the toxins in food, the environment, and those that occur from lifestyle choices. Chlorophyll energizes, reduces aches and pains, aids digestion, and tones the stomach. Research has shown less body inflammation, improved metabolism, and balanced alkaline/acid in those who use chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in plants, which gives them the ability to absorb light and produce energy. Green plants/foods convert carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide into oxygen. Chlorophyll is chemically identical to human blood except the center element in chlorophyll is magnesium, while the center element in blood is iron.
According to some researchers, chlorophyll literally becomes human blood because chlorophyll has the ability to release magnesium and absorb iron as the central element. Thus it becomes hemoglobin and this increases the body’s ability to disburse oxygen.
Symptoms of body toxicity are:
- Poor digestion
- Sluggish colon
- Reduced liver function
- Poor kidney function
- Impaired respiratory system
- Skin Conditions
- Excess mucus and congestion
Over-acidity is a widespread problem in the USA. The reasons for this include stress, excessive sugar intake (including alcoholic beverages), and bad food combinations. The overly acidic body is the breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, illness and disease.
Chlorophyll ingestion keeps the circulatory and digestive systems much healthier. It is included in many of the natural nutritional supplements because of its benefits to the body. The body’s ability to alkalize is a powerful process for turning off carcinogenic incubations.
Toxins come from diet, prescription and over the counter drugs, environmental exposure, and oxidized dietary fats. Detoxification is the process of clearing out, neutralizing or transforming toxins.
Several years ago, Dr. Arthur Patek reported research results from a study done with anemia patients. They took different amounts of green foods along with iron. Their hemoglobin demonstrated that red blood cells increased faster with the intake of green foods than when taking iron alone. This finding confirms chlorophyll has a chemical structure similar to red blood cells.
Good food sources of chlorophyll are green leafy vegetables, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and algae.
Other benefits of chlorophyll include:
- Loosens and cleanses the colon
- Reduces of bad odors from internal bacteria
- Freshens breath
- Aids assimilation of calcium
- Fights infection by strengthening body tissues
- Helps dissolve cataracts
- Is powerful antioxidant
- Detoxifies carcinogens
In scientific research, chlorophyll demonstrates therapeutic effectiveness for these conditions:
- Herpes Simplex
- Benign breast disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Other research findings
Early research suggests that chlorophyll may reduce of the side effects from laser therapy used in management of cancer tumors.
The benefits of chlorophyll in benign fibrocystic breast disease have been attributed to the alteration of liver enzyme pathways involved in estrogen metabolism.
It may treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster.
It may help to regulate the immune-modifying effects in patients with active destructive pneumonia.
Chlorophyll mayprovide protection from aflatoxines (which promote tumors)
How to supplement with liquid concentrate chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is generally tasteless when mixed with liquids. Supplement with a small amount daily for optimal benefit. Add drops to water, fresh juice, or tea, or swallow it straight. Be sure to shake concentrate well before adding to liquid.
Typically you will feel energized almost immediately or within a few hours. Chlorophyll is a healthier alternative to “caffeine shot” drinks. It contains magnesium and copper, which are minerals missing in the majority of Americans’ diets.
Cook to Maintain Chlorophyll
Applying heat to foods can create a chemical change. Cooking green vegetables causes the magnesium atom at the center of the chlorophyll to be replaced by a hydrogen atom causing some vegetables to turn an olive-gray color. After 20 minutes of boiling two thirds of the chlorophyll in broccoli is removed. To preserve the concentrations of chlorophyll, green vegetables should be steamed for only a short time. Eating raw greens is the easiest way to obtain the full health benefits from chlorophyll.
Caution: Chlorophyll is considered safe and without many side effects or toxicities. If there are adverse effects, they are nausea, diarrhea, green stools, abdominal cramping, green discoloration of the urine, and photosensitivity in some people. Those with liver function problems may have yellowing of the skin. Patients taking immune suppressing drugs should be cautious as chlorophyll enhances the immune system. Individuals taking diabetes drugs may need dosages lessened.
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