September 29th, 2010 by Lyne Quesnel, ND
The color green is everywhere: The grass, the leaves, the vegetables, clothes, eco-logos and packaging, water.
Of course, because we’re adding chlorophyll.
Called Blood of the plants, the chemical structure of chlorophyll is similar to that of haemoglobin in human blood. The only difference: chlorophyll has an atom of magnesium whereas haemoglobin has an atom of iron. Therefore, chlorophyll will rapidly pass through the blood and add iron, improving regeneration. Basically, chlorophyll helps to make new blood. Pure, rich blood reinforces the immune system which is the insurance for health against all odds. Chlorophyll also has the reputation of helping to maintain acido-basic balance.
Chlorophyll has strong detox capabilities for the blood as well as the liver and acts favourably on bodily odours. It also helps to clean intestinal flora and increases the health of probiotic bacteria. It has antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It considerably helps to maintain clear skin, reduces scarring and helps combat anaemia.
Add chlorophyll to your water: it will provide a delicious, thirst quenching beverage for the whole family. On a bike ride, at the office, at school or at home, go green, chlorophyll green.
Mix 1 teaspoon of mint flavoured chlorophyll to 100ml of fresh water and 50ml of apple juice. Drink immediately.
Green green tea
Infuse one bag of green tea in 1 cup of hot water. Add a hint of honey. Let cool. Add 1 teaspoon (5ml) of apple flavoured chlorophyll.
Variation: substitute the honey with grenadine and use eucalyptus flavoured chlorophyll.
You can also use Land Art’s GREEN TEA extract directly in a cup of cold water instead of infused tea.