Healthy Eating – “Chlorophyll is the life blood of plants. It has a long list of health benefits from alkalinizing the body to yes, protecting it from cancer. …
Healthy Eating: Is Chlorophyll Actually Cancer Protection?
One Tip: Eat Your Chlorophyll Rich Foods BEFORE Your Main Meal
A study at Oregon State University has found that, yes, consumption of chlorophyll does help reduce your risk of cancer in certain circumstances. The study found that if you are at high risk of contracting the disease because of some genetic markers or lifestyle habits, chlorophyll may not be of much help to you. However, if your cancer risk comes mainly from exposure levels likely to be found in the environment, chlorophyll may provide a significant degree of protection.
One of the interesting things found in the study was that consuming your chlorophyll rich foods BEFORE the bulk of your meal goes a long way to help chlorophyll work its wonders for your health. It turns out that how you incorporate chlorophyll into your diet is arguably as important as if you incorporate it at all.
Rather than go through a long list of reasons why chlorophyll is good for you … and a list of foods that supply it and how it should be used … I’m going to direct you to a great article by Magda Rod from Care2.com. In it you’ll find a great source of information about chlorophyll and how best to make sure you’re incorporating it into your diet correctly.
http://www.care2.com Sun, 09 Feb 2014 01:05:41 GMT
Essentially, any green plant that you consume contains some level of chlorophyll as this is what gives it its green color, but some foods are higher in chlorophyll than others. Generally speaking, the darker the green color, the more chlorophyll, so dark leafy greens are a great source, especially dino kale and other kale varieties, swiss chard and darker greens like arugula …
Make Healthy Eating Your Disease Prevention Program
Many of us have a certain vision as to why we want to pursue a program of healthy eating. For some it’s losing weight, for others it’s to have more energy or to live longer and more vibrantly. One of the things that can help us stay focused is to think of Healthy Eating as our “Disease Prevention Program”. No one wants to become ill, and if we keep in mind that Healthy Eating is all about avoiding disease and illness, many of us can find a new dedication and even a joy in simply eating things that are good for us.