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Learn More About Chlorophyll Benefits

Updated on October 7, 2014

Did you know that Chlorophyll - green pigment from plants is almost the same as hemoglobin in our blood?

You might know Chlorophyll from biology classes at school. It is a green pigment in plants that allows them to use the sunlight for their growth. It is amazing, but Chlorophyll molecules are almost the same as a hemoglobin molecules in our blood. The only difference between them is that Chlorophyll has magnesium atom in its central - hemoglobin has iron atom. The role of hemoglobin in our blood is to carry an oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body where oxygen is used to burn nutrients and so provide the energy to power all functions of the organism. Then hemoglobin collects carbon dioxide - the resultant of burning nutrients - to bring it back to the lungs to be dispensed from our body.

By altering 1 magnesium atom to iron atom our body can transform the Chlorophyll molecule into hemoglobin.

So it is pretty obvious that when we eat leafy green vegetables containing a lot of Chlorophyll the hemoglobin count is increased and our circulation improves.

In this lens I want to share with you some really interesting facts about Chlorophyll and its positive influence on human body.

Chlorophyll Interesting Facts

1. The word "Chlorophyll" comes from Greek and means "green leaf."

2. Leaf colors comes from pigments. Chlorophyll is one of them. During the fall the colors of the leafes are changing from green (CHLOROPHYLL), through yellow, orange (carotenoid), red (anthocyanin) finally to get brown.

3. Chlorella is a single-cell freshwater green algae and is known for containing one of the highest sources of chlorophyll.

4. First known scientists that isolateded chlorophyll from plants were French chemists Pierre-Joseph Pelletier and Joseph-Bienaime Caventou. It was in 1817.

Green Grass and Trees - Why? - Chlorophyll.

Green Grass and Trees - Why? - Chlorophyll.
Green Grass and Trees - Why? - Chlorophyll.
Benefits of Chlorophyll
Benefits of Chlorophyll

Benefits of Chlorophyll to Your Body

There are great variety of benefits that give us a diet rich in Chlorophyll.

Below I listed some most important.

Chlorophyll can help to:

1. Purify liver

2. Remove (and counteract) toxins

3. Build higher red blood cell count

4. Heal blood sugar disorders

5. Improve blood circulation

6. Reduce body odors

7. Reduce inflammations

8. Protect against carcinogens

9. Clean the digestive tract

10. Cure anemia

You can deliver chlorophyll to your body as tablets or in a liquid form - Perfect for those always in rush...

Below you'll find some great sources of chlorophyll available in hady packages. All 5 products are top rated and highly reviewed by customers, because they come in purest form available on the market.

Personally I use Chlorella tablets (second one). It generally purify the body from toxins which are cumulating every day. I'm very pleased with it and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

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Many recipes in those books are using green vegetables which are rich source of chlorophyll to your body.

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The best and most natural source of Chlorophyll are Organic Green Leafy Vegetables

The best and most natural source of Chlorophyll are Organic Green Leafy Vegetables
The best and most natural source of Chlorophyll are Organic Green Leafy Vegetables

A Funny Video Explaining How Chlorophyll is Used in Photosynthesis Process

5 Most Popular and Easy to Get Green Vegetables containing a lot of Chlorophyll.

1. BROCCOLI

Introduced to the USA by Italian immigrants.

Broccoli is rich in C and A vitamins.

It contains dietary fibre, potassium, and folate.

Cooked by steaming can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits.

2. SPINACH

All of us knows popeye - eat spinach and you will be as powerful as he :)

Rich in vitamins K and A, as well as folate.

Thanks to Phytonutrients it has Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer Benefits.

3. CABBAGE

Without cabbage (and corned beef of course), St. Patrick's Day dinners wouldn't be complete.

Rich in K and C vitamins.

When short-cooked or raw it has show cancer-preventive benefits.

4. GREEN PEAS

It has very small but high-quality fats - omega-3 fats in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

Rich in Vitamin K and C as well as in manganese.

It contains about 8-10 grams of fiber and protein per cup which directly regulate the pace at which we digest our food.

5. GREEN BEANS

United States is the biggest producer of Green Beans in the world - 60% of all commercially grown Green Beans.

They provide us with the mineral silicon - very important for bone health and for healthy formation of connective tissue.

Green Beans have great antioxidant capacity (mainly flavonoids).

Great recipes to cook tasty chlorophyll - rich foods

All green vegetables are rich in K vitamine

Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet helps limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Do you know some other chlorophyll health benefits?

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      amandascloset0 3 years ago

      Nice lens! Thanks or sharing~ I love raw greens~~

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 4 years ago from Perth UK

      Hi this is a very interesting lens. I have a lens about the health benefits of drinking green juice. Would you mind if I put a link to your lens from that? Please let me know. Here's the lens URL: https://hubpages.com/health/green-juice-recipe take a look when you have a minute and let me know.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      Very interesting and informative lens! Thanks a lot!

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      Excellent lens - well done! As a matter of fact - I just had a big helping of fresh stir-fried broccoli - with a little olive oil and lemon pepper - yum!

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      @maryseena: Hi, seenamary, I am also amazed how our world is construced. It's so exciting !

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Always knew green leafy vegetables are good for us, but your explanation, of the molecular structure of chlorophyll being similar to hemoglobin but for the iron atom, has given a lot of credibility to the claim. Thanks for sharing it.

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      Okay. I'm inspired. More leafy greens for me.

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      Very interesting and informative lens, thanks for sharing

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      QualifiedExpert 4 years ago

      Great lens!! I will make sure to share this with some friends, spreading some love. Cheers, Mike

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      This is not only informative but very helpful too. No wonder my mother always says "eat your greens" .

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      LoriBeninger 4 years ago

      This was a wonderfully informative lens. Thank you.

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      Great info here! Very informative.

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      A very interesting, informative and attractive lens! I learned a lot. Now I'm craving some green veggies...

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      NatureFan LM 4 years ago

      As a vegetarian I am loving this lens you've shared with us! I couldn't agree more with the health benefits of raw green veggies, and I, too, believe more people should know how to be healthier.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Did not know bout chlorophyll. thanks for sharing.

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      golfspice 4 years ago

      Interesting page - I have learnt something new today.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      I had no idea about all these health benefits of chlorophyll, so I learned something new today. Great information, loved reading your Lens!

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Very interesting. I do think I've learned something today, and I will be eating more greens.

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Very interesting. I do think I've learned something today, and I will be eating more greens.

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      KnitnPurlGirl 4 years ago

      I love spinach!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      And to think I went for so many years without eating enough fluffy greens.

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      businessb2b 4 years ago

      Thanks for posting excellent information.

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      RestlessKnights 5 years ago

      Thanks for the useful info.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      yes, doc says one has to eat green stuff - good for the blood.