3 Reasons to Love All Things Green This spring
The common denominator of all the lush green foods we love at this time of year is chlorophyll, the substance that creates their vibrant color while also providing a myriad of health benefits. In fact, chlorophyll is not exclusively found in green foods but in all plants, including non-green varieties like citrus fruits. The more chlorophyll that’s present in a plant, the greener it will be.
It is no coincidence that the color green is often associated with spring and it’s attributes of renewal, freshness, life and health. When eaten, the benefits of fresh green foods are very similar to the color’s connotations.
Chlorophyll is one of nature’s most powerfully vitalizing, refreshing, healing and renewing foods. This amazing greening substance gives us three fundamental reasons to love all things green, while encompassing no shortage of health benefits!
- Purification: Chlorophyll helps purify all the systems, organs and tissues throughout the body, including bacterial growth in your digestive tract that can cause allergic reactions, illness and poor nutrient absorption. It also has purifying effects on drug and toxin deposits that build-up throughout your body over a lifetime.
- Anti-inflammation: Because of its purifying effects on the digestive system, chlorophyll helps decrease internal inflammation that can be spurred by toxic build-up on the intestinal wall. Chlorophyll also counteracts skin inflammation, arthritis symptoms, swelling in the throat and gums and within the liver and pancreas.
- Renewal: Chlorophyll-rich foods have blood-building effects, help renew tissues, promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your digestive system, improve your liver function (which is the powerhouse of renewal within your body), and activates natural enzymes that produce vitamins A, E and K.