Chlorophyll is what gives plants their rich, green color. This powerful pigment is responsible for absorbing and transforming energy from the sun. For plants, chlorophyll is vital to survival, but it may offer surprising benefits to humans as well.
Chlorophyll is a natural source of antioxidants, which can help to protect all of the cells of your body.* Every day, our body is exposed to potentially harmful free radicals that can damage cells. Antioxidants fight against free radicals in three ways — by preventing the formation of radicals, scavenging them and promoting their decomposition.* When your body has a high level of antioxidants, it helps to provide added protection against free radical damage, which may help to fight against the signs of aging.*
Adding more plant-based foods to your diet can help to promote a healthy body weight. Because they are rich in fiber with few calories, adding leafy greens to your plate throughout the day can help to improve portion control of more calorie-dense foods, which in turn can have a positive impact on weight.
A Daily Boost of Greens
We all know that we should eat more vegetables, but few of us meet the daily recommended amount. Adding a liquid chlorophyll supplement to your daily routine can help ensure that you are consuming beneficial antioxidants every day.* Although you should still aim to fill your plate with lots of vegetables at every meal, adding chlorophyll can be an added insurance policy, especially on those busy days when you find yourself eating on the run more than you’d like.
So how do you take chlorophyll?
Taking chlorophyll daily has never been more delicious thanks to Swisse Chlorophyll Liquid, which comes in two flavors — Mixed Berry and Spearmint. Taken alone or mixed with water, juice or a smoothie, this refreshing liquid supplement provides a daily dose of antioxidant support.* Try the smoothie recipe below!
Berry-Good Morning Chlorophyll Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve chilled and enjoy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
**If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your Doctor before use.
As the go-to expert on all things nutrition and diabetes, Erin Palinski-Wade is one of the most quoted dietitians in the country and a sought-after speaker, spokesperson and media source. She has authored four books including the bestselling 2 Day Diabetes Diet and Belly Fat Diet For Dummies. Erin has appeared on shows including The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors and The Early Show and regularly contributes to BravoTV, FoodNetwork, FoxNews and Prevention. She currently juggles her time between freelance writing for publications such as Diabetes Forecast and EverydayHealth.com, motivating audiences as a high-energy keynote speaker, and seeing clients in her private practice in New Jersey.