Not Just For Plants: Why Chlorophyll Is Good For You

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When you learned about photosynthesis in elementary school, you discovered that chlorophyll is used by a plant to collect light and make energy. In addition, plants have their bright green color due to chlorophyll. If you eat a lot of leafy green vegetables, the odds are you get your dose of chlorophyll regularly.

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If you do not eat a lot of green vegetables, you may think about the liquid chlorophyll supplement. According to the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, liquid chlorophyll has the power to increase the amount of red blood cells in the body. Your red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which is a molecule responsible for transporting oxygen to the rest of your body. In addition to improving oxygen transportation, chlorophyll is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants reduce inflammation in the body and boost the immune system.  

Not convinced yet? Liquid chlorophyll is also known for removing mercury in the body and destroying harmful germs. Chlorophyll is a natural deodorizer and is even used to treat bad breath. Before trying liquid chlorophyll or adding it to your green juice, consult with your doctor.

The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Will Budiaman.