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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…

The average adult body consists of up to 65% water. That’s crazy! We use that water to complete almost every bodily function, including regulating body temperature, moistening body tissue, and lubricating joints. A few other functions, such as breathing, digestion, and sweating, each send that water out of our bodies. Not sure about you, but for me these are each part of my daily routine, so consciously replenishing my 65% is essential. Our bodies run at tip top shape when we take in 2 liters of water every single day. I know it can be tough (and boring) to drink that much plain water every day, so I thought it’d be fun to share some delicious infused water recipes that may motivate you to stay hydrated! Citrus Medley: Fill your glass with slices of as many citrus fruits as you’d like! Think grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime. The result will…