One of the biggest things I come across in clinic is clients with a lack of energy – there are so many people simply wanting more energy- “I just dont have the energy”. Most of the time, its a simple case of getting ones gut function and absorption back on track- there are plenty of commonly eaten foods that cause damage to the gastro intestinal tract and reduce absorption of energy giving nutrients. It really can be quite simple to get you back to your former beaming self, bouncing out of bed and appreciating what the gift of a new day brings!
All malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies, auto Immune diseases and health related concerns aside- once you have your health on track, one of the best things you can do is to simply get more greens into your day.
Why the greens? Because they are full- full beeeeamingly full of Chlorophyll!
One of the most interesting aspects of chlorophyll is how closely it resembles our red blood cells. Haemoglobin is the pigment that gives our blood its red colour as well as oxygen-carrying capacity. The haemoglobin of the red blood cell and the chlorophyll of the plant are virtually identical in molecular structure, with the only difference being the centre atom. In haemoglobin that atom is iron and in chlorophyll it’s magnesium. Chlorophyll is even often referred to as ‘the green blood of plants’ – for good reason. Hence, Magnesium and chlorophyll are essential for maintaining that youthful energy that may keep you feeling like you still want to put your roller-skates on when you are 40 and beyond…way beyond!
The numerous health benefits of chlorophyll:
- Cleanses and oxygenates and builds the blood
- A powerful detoxification effect on the body
- Rich in enzymes that promote quick rejuvenation of our cells
- High in Amino acids
- Extracts toxins form the liver and improves liver function
- Regulator of calcium
- Helps break addiction
- Alkalizes the body
- Wound-healing properties
- Fight infection
- Anti-oxidant – neutralize free radicals
- Promotes healthy intestinal flora
- Helps reverse protein-deficient anaemia
- Protection from cancer
- Helps skin disorders
How much should you have- well having liquid chlorophyll in your fridge to add to your daily water is a great addition to a healthy alkaline way of living. Speak to your Nutritionist or Naturopath for individual recommendations. This- on top of your daily fresh homemade vegetable juices is a superb way to keep the bounce in your every move. Generally the darker the leafy vegetable (Kale is a great example) the more chlorophyll it contains, so lots of leafy green vegetable juices with a little citrus will assist in getting that energy and youthful bounce back into your life.