So . . . in thinking about this new world we're about to embark on once this stay at home order expires. It got me thinking about how our health must become relateable to what nature has to offer.
The old world . . . the one we use to know . . . was all about bigger, better, faster synthetics and chemicals. But this time in captivity has opened many peoples eyes as to what this fast paced world has done not only to us . . . but to the earth.
We've not only hurt our own "immune systems" by this Western Diet we love so much, we've neglected our environment as well. And unfortunately, we've become . . . nothing better than a product of that environment! BUT . . . this is our opportunity to change our way of thinking, not only for us but for mother earth!
And guess what? We're really not that different from the plants and trees that actually keep us alive.
So today I chose to talk about an key element of "Photosynthesis . As we know . . .Light is captured by green plants and used to convert water, carbon dioxide and minerals into oxygen . . . all this due to the green pigment called "Chlorophyll" which generates oxygen as a byproduct.
In cellular respiration (that's us and how we breath), oxygen is used to break down glucose (we spoke about glucose in another Health tip and how important this sugar is to the human body and our health),
So why is this important to us as human beings and living organisms? Well . . . the role of "Chlorophyll" in photosynthesis is vital. "Chlorophyll" is the green pigment that is necessary in order for plants to convert carbon dioxide and water, using sunlight, into oxygen and "glucose".
Now "Chlorophyll" closely resembles our "red blood cells". Hemoglobin is the pigment that gives our blood its red color as well as its oxygen-carrying capacity.
Okay . . . so this is important . . . .
The hemoglobin of our red blood cells AND the chlorophyll of the plant cells are "virtually identical" in molecular structure, with the only difference being the center atom.
Now, the center atom in Chlorophyll is "Magnesium" and the center atom in our red blood (hemoglobin) is "iron".
This is one of the many reasons we need to eat "green leafy vegetables". We need "magnesium" for our body to work properly. It helps with hundreds of important body processes such as controlling how our muscles and nerves work, keeping bones strong, helping to keep the heart healthy, keeping blood sugar normal (which is our blood "glucose"), playing a role in our energy level and supporting a healthy immune system.
So why should be consume "Chlorophyll"? Well . . . we as a society don't eat anywhere near enough green leafy vegetables and most of the ones we do consume have been grown with chemicals and pesticides. (unless you're growing them yourself organically).
Chlorophyll helps with blood detoxification, aids in wound healing, regulates gut health, supports the immune system and helps with cancer prevention. It contains vital vitamins, antioxidants and aids in weight loss. It helps to reduce cholesterol levels and lowers incidences of oxidation-linked diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
And it's an "Anti-inflammatory"!!!! So this is a must have for the health of our new body in this new world.
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SIDE NOTE: One precautionary fact. If you're drinking a lot of Chlorophyll and spending a lot of time in the sun . . . this can make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight. So please be aware. Thanks!
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