This week we're talking about chlorophyll water – yes, the agent that gives spinach and other leafy greens their vibrant emerald color is making waves in the world of health + wellness as chlorophyll water helps those who drink it boost their energy and rehydrate post-workout. What are some of the other benefits associated with chlorophyll water?
- It's a powerful antioxidant: Studies show that chlorophyll consumption decreases "oxidative damage induced by chemical carcinogens and radiation".
- It flushes harmful heavy metals from the body: Metals like mercury are harmful when accumulated in the body, but research has shown that chlorophyll ingestion helps flush mercury and other dangerous metals from the body.
- It's virtually taste-free: This means it's easy to add to water or other drinks for the kids, too. And the bright green color makes the drinks look that much more appealing across the board.
- It's easy to make: You don't need a chemistry degree to experience the benefits of chlorophyll water, nor do you have to spend hours squeezing raw spinach to retrieve any liquid. You simply pop down to your health food store or hop onto Amazon and purchase a bottle of liquid chlorophyll to add a few drops to your favorite beverage.
- Bonus: No cleaning blenders or juicers! Because you can add chlorophyll to your beverage with just a few drops from the bottle, you don't have to spend any extra time washing and prepping veggies to get your daily green juice from your juicer or blender anymore, saving you time and money in the long run!
It's still important to eat plenty of fresh greens in your diet, but to get the extra energy boost you need after a long workout or even just a long day at the office, chlorophyll water is proving to be the perfect solution to fatigue.
Staying adequately hydrated is also key to feeling energized and refreshed, even if it's missing the chlorophyll. Want to see how much water you're actually drinking during the day? Download our handy water tracker!
* Oregon State University. (2019, January 02). Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllin. Retrieved March 11, 2019, from https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/chlorophyll-chlorophyllin
**Uchikawa, T., Yasutake, A., Kumamoto, Y., Maruyama, I., Kumamoto, S., & Ando, Y. (2010, February 01). The influence of Parachlorella beyerinckii CK-5 on the absorption and excretion of methylmercury (MeHg) in mice. Retrieved March 11, 2019, from https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jts/35/1/35_1_101/_article
***Magner, E. (2019, March 05). How to make chlorophyll water & why it's good for you. Retrieved March 11, 2019, from https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/chlorophyll-detox-drink-facts-and-recipe/