Learn about important green vegetable and wheat grass juicing and information to increase your chlorophyll consumption. Chlorophyll is a “photoreceptor” compound found in green plants, which helps them convert the sunlight into energy. It’s more abundant in some green plants than in others.
Chlorophyll has the potential to help decrease damage to DNA by carcinogenic substances and toxins. This means it holds a possible place for cancer prevention. Early stages of research are currently being conducted on the use of chlorophyll in the prevention of various cancers, including liver, skin, and colon cancers.
It’s believed to potentially improve the response of the immune system. Some people believe that when taken internally it can also help reduce body odors :).
Here are 5 ideas to help you in consuming more chlorophyll:
1. Know your chlorophyll-rich foods.
Foods that are high in chlorophyll include asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, collard greens, green beans, green peas, kale, leeks, lettuce (especially those that are dark in color), green olives, parsley, sea vegetables, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens, and wheatgrass. Try to find new ways to incorporate these foods into your diet, whether by juicing, or preparing in raw food recipes.
2. Consider a chlorophyll supplement.
If you’re at risk of cancer or exposed to many other toxins, or you do not eat many chlorophyll rich vegetables, you may consider taking a chlorophyll supplement. They are available in liquid or pill form from health food stores and also Online. Some wheat grass juicing information sites also sell chlorophyll or wheat grass supplements.
3. Juice Wheat Grass.
Wheat grass is also a potent and safe source of chlorophyll. Wheat grass is easily grown at home and harvested at your leisure for juicing. Only small amounts of the juice are consumed at a time and those who juice swear by its power to improve health and vitality. For more information on “wheat grass” try searching via google or we will research it more and put something out here on Successful Weight Loss Tips.
5. Add chlorophyll rich vegetables into your fruit juices.
If you do not like the taste of pure vegetable juices (who can blame you), try adding some small amounts of chlorophyll rich vegetables to your fresh fruit juices. Kale & spinach are delicious in combination with apple juice (and/or a small amount of ginger). Parsley can be easily added to many juices, including melon juice. Cabbage juice can also be combined with citrus or apple juices. These are just a few ideas on how to change things up to keep you honest about drinking up.
6. Add some raw vegetables to your favorite recipes.
Raw chlorophyll rich vegetables can easily be incorporated into delicious recipes. Kale can be mixed into a delightful salad when combined with some garbanzo beans, chopped up apples, garlic with lime juice. Raw spinach can be topped with a broiled fillet of salmon. Raw broccoli can become a salad when combined with warm brown rice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Raw green vegetables contain not only chlorophyll but some other wonderful enzymes and phytochemicals that can help prevent cancer and heart disease, among other conditions.