Chlorophyll is what gives plants a green color. Proponents claim it can help with everything from increasing your energy level to lowering your risk of cancer, but scientific evidence for these and other uses, including weight loss, is limited. It's also possible to get too much chlorophyll, and it can cause some side effects, so speak to your doctor before adding chlorophyll to your daily routine.
Alkaline Diet and Chlorophyll
Proponents claim that chlorophyll can make your body more alkaline, which may be one reason people think it helps with weight loss. The alkaline diet limits acid-forming foods, such as red and processed meats, fried foods, sugary snacks and alcohol, and instead encourages alkaline foods, such as vegetables, almonds, soy products, lentils, unsweetened fresh fruits and sprouted grains. Some people take this too far in the hopes of increasing weight loss and other beneficial effects, according to an article on the ABC 2 website, and take supplements, such as chlorophyll, or drink baking soda to make the body more alkaline. This can actually backfire and cause the body to be too alkaline.
Whether you follow the alkaline diet or try just adding chlorophyll supplements to your diet in the hopes of losing weight, you won't achieve significant and lasting results unless you watch your portion sizes and cut calories. Even healthy foods can cause weight gain or limit weight loss if you eat too much of them.