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Well Being – May 19, 2021

Liquid Sunshine Chlorophyll

By Neka Pasquale, Founder of Urban Remedy

Chlorophyll is the green pigment responsible for giving plants their color. Without chlorophyll plants are not able to use the energy of the sun to generate food and oxygen. Plants use chlorophyll to trap light needed for photosynthesis. Food sources of chlorophyll include spirulina, E3live, spinach, parsley, green beans, green peppers, brussels sprouts, peas, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, green apples, wheatgrass, barley grass and algae. The greener the fruit/vegetable/plant the more chlorophyll it contains.

Benefits of Chlorophyll

Antioxidant: Chlorophyll has antioxidant properties that fight free radicals. Free radicals can lead to premature aging and certain diseases.

Blood tonic: Chlorophyll is often referred to as the blood of plant life. It is believed to increase red blood cells in our body and aid in blood cell regeneration by helping the cells carry more oxygen.

Magnesium: Magnesium is the central element in chlorophyll. When the plant is given full-spectrum light, the chlorophyll molecules absorb the red and blue portions of the light spectrum, and the green light is reflected from the leaves

Natural cleansing properties: Its green pigments cool and cleanse the liver. Chlorophyll also promotes blood flow and the removal of waste by dilating blood vessels potentially increasing blood flow & oxygen supply, assisting in the removal of cell debris and counteracting toxins. Our Chlorophyll Refresh Lemonade is a refreshing, low-glycemic way to detox.

Promoting healthy microbiome: When ingested, chlorophyll increases good bacteria in the digestive tract, aiding digestion.

Alkalizing: Chlorophyll can reduce acidity and in turn is alkalizing for the blood and tissues.

In Chinese medicine chlorophyll supports renewal and restoration and helps to calm excesses in the body. Its green color helps to open and clear the liver and heart keeping the thoughts and emotions free to flow

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