by Melissa Chichester
You probably already know that chlorophyll is the rich pigment responsible for giving green plants their color, and that chlorophyll is involved in photosynthesis. It is essential to convert sunlight into energy. You may have noticed that this rejuvenating substance is being added as the main ingredient to food, supplements, gum, and even water! How can you use chlorophyll to benefit your wellness routine? Find out below.
This might seem obvious, but the best way to increase your chlorophyll intake is to eat leafy green vegetables, including spinach, kale, mustard greens, spirulina, asparagus, and alfalfa. Wheatgrass is also very rich in chlorophyll. By adding more green vegetables to your diet, you will receive high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish your body naturally.
Wellness shots are great for getting a high dose of nutrients quickly and efficiently, like this one made with liquid chlorophyll.
Mix all ingredients in a glass until blended. Drink all at once.
If a shot isn’t enough, you can easily make your own chlorophyll water as well.
Mix all ingredients in a glass and top with ice.
If you aren’t getting enough chlorophyll through your diet, supplements are an option. Chlorophyll softgels provide a concentrated amount in an easy-to-take size.
Add chlorophyll to your beauty routine
Chlorophyll can be used topically as well. To make a chlorophyll-rich face mask, simply mix one teaspoon of spirulina powder with one teaspoon of aloe vera gel and a couple drops of honey. When all of the ingredients are blended, smooth over your face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. Spirulina naturally contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals and skin-pampering aloe vera gel helps support healthy skin.