From childhood, we’re told to eat more “leafy greens” and that when it comes to vegetables, “the darker the better!” It is important to include leafy greens in our diets because they are low in fat, high in fiber, include abundant vitamins, and are rich in folic acid.
But that’s not all! There is one more little-recognized element found exclusively in green fruits and vegetables. That element is Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green. It is found in kale, spinach, apples, kiwi, green beans and more. Studies have shown that a diet rich in chlorophyll provides many health benefits.
Here are just three to get your started:
- Chlorophyll helps curb hunger and limit those pesky cravings. In addition to suppressing hunger, chlorophyll promotes the secretion of a hormone called CCK, which assists in metabolizing fat and protein. This makes intentional consumption of chlorophyll a natural and healthy weight-loss strategy!
- Chlorophyll can protect your DNA against the harmful effects of fried food. Fried foods contain chemicals known to damage the DNA of colon cells in colon tissue. Eating certain foods, including those rich in chlorophyll, has shown to provide protective and regenerative effects on those cells.
- There is evidence that chlorophyll attaches itself to carcinogenic molecules that enter the body through your daily environment. When chlorophyll attaches to those harmful carcinogens, a complex is formed. The body has a tough time absorbing this complex, so it eliminates it! As a result, the cancer-causes carcinogens make their way out of the body.
If you’re looking for an easy way to boost your chlorophyll intake, try a bottle of Chlorophyll Water from The Urban Juicer! Additionally, many of our juices and smoothies include apples and kale, which provide hearty doses of this mighty green pigment!
Go ahead and get your green on!