If you’ve started off the New Year with a new affinity for green juice, then listen up, because there’s one ingredient you need start adding to your mix pronto. Forget wheatgrass, apples, celery, and kale, for this new superfood (Or should we say super liquid?) has become the new green juice go-to for health nuts everywhere, including Lily Aldridge, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicole Richie. Why? Because it covers all of your health and beauty needs, from helping curb sweet cravings and reducing your appetite to giving you an energizing boost.
So that all sounds great, but what exactly is chlorophyll, you’re probably asking? Well, it’s the dark-green pigment found in plants and algae, and it’s instrumental in the photosynthesis process as it traps sunlight for plants to convert to energy – does that ring a bell from your high-school science lessons? It has a similar molecular structure to the substance that makes our red blood cells transport oxygen around our bodies (hemoglobin), so it’s been hailed as a wonder ingredient that, when diluted with water, increases the oxygen in the blood.
Not only does this boost immunity, but it also neutralizes toxins and pollutants, alkalizes the body (which helps ward off numerous diseased including cancer whilst also aiding with insomnia and weight loss), and reduces inflammation. “If I start to get blemishes, I add chlorophyll to my water and my skin clears up in three days,” Reese Witherspoon revealed, explaining its skincare benefits. A natural antiseptic, it aids digestion and re-balances the body from the inside out, leaving you feeling and looking better than ever.