Leafy green veggies are considered to be superfoods, mostly because of the chlorophyll which they possess. This green pigment is pivotal for photosynthesis and according to research, it is also necessary for our optimal health.
The 10 Healing Properties of Chlorophyll
Elevates the iron levels
Chlorophyllin, a modified form of chlorophyll, can be highly efficient in treating anemia. By replacing iron for magnesium at the molecule’s center, it is a bioavailable form of iron for the body.
Reduces redness and swelling
According to studies conducted with animals, green leaves are capable of reducing redness and swelling.
A study from 2013 indicates that chlorophyll compounds are able to suppress hunger and cravings, which can result in successful weight loss.
Prevents unpleasant body odor
According to a test done with 62 patients from a nursing home, chlorophyll lowered the bad odors released from the subjects. It was also found to decrease gas and constipation.
Speeds up the healing process
A recent study found that chlorophyll was able to assist in the healing of wounds when used in spray form.
It has anti-cancer properties
One study showed that men with low level of chlorophyll from their diet had a higher chance of colon cancer while another study found that chlorophyll stimulated the liver detox enzymes, which protects against other carcinogens.
It can treat Candida overgrowth
Research indicates that isolated chlorophyll solutions were able to avert the growth of Candida.
It has antioxidant power
Chlorophyll will keep the cells safe from free radicals and minimize the chance of oxidative stress.
Encourages the body’s detoxification
This pigment binds to toxic metals and impedes their absorption and it can do the same with carcinogens too.
Guards the DNA from fried food
Fried and fast foods can damage the colon tissue and their DNA. However, in one study, those who consumed such foods in combination with chlorophyll-rich foods had lass DNA damage.
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