Most of us are guilty of indulging in foods that are not always healthy for us. We tend to eat sugary sweets, drink caffeinated beverages, and we don’t get all the leafy greens in our diets that we need. This means that we are not always ingesting all of the nutrients required for our physical bodies to thrive.
What is chlorophyll and why is it important?
Let’s reach back to grade school Science class when we learned about plants. Chlorophyll, if you recall, is what gives plants their green colour. When we eat our leafy green vegetables, we are providing our bodies with a whole list of vitamins and minerals including: Vitamins A, C, E & K, Folic acid, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium & Potassium.
Do we get enough chlorophyll?
If we are eating our leafy greens, and our digestive tracks are working properly, we get what we need from our food. However, with the quality of food changing, with more foods being genetically modified, and with our digestive tracks balking at the food we eat, we may not be absorbing adequate quantities of vitamins and minerals.
Should we supplement our diets with liquid chlorophyll?
Liquid chlorophyll is considered an easy to digest whole food. Some benefits of adding drops to your water include:
- decreasing inflammation in the body
- protecting the body from toxins & removal of heavy metals and germs
- keeping the body alkaline
- treating bad breath
Note: Sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and sorbic acid are added to some brands to increase shelf life. Read the non-medicinal ingredients list carefully.
What does this have to do with alleviating headaches?
Chlorophyll is a good source of Magnesium. Those of us who suffer from migraines may be Magnesium deficient. Adding drops of liquid chlorophyll to our water bottles may help. It has almost no flavour, and can be purchased with Spearmint oil for more flavour. Think of it as drinking green Koolaid. It could be a great conversational piece at the office!
Note: I am not a Doctor, Dietitian or Nutritionist. I can not prescribe anything that can be ingested. The text provided above is for informational purposes only. Please speak to a health professional if you have more questions about this supplement.
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