Christmas is often a time for overindulging, but you can usher in a new year and a new you with a natural detox. Say hello to your new superfood superhero – chlorophyll.
Biology lesson: chlorella is a microscopic freshwater plant that is known to contain chlorophyll, plus vitamins B12 and C. Swisse expert Cheryl Goodman answers the questions we’re all thinking about the super green.
What is it?
“Chlorophyll is green pigment found in plants and is a naturally rich source of antioxidants. It’s most popular form is liquid,” explains Goodman.
Why do I need it?
“It’s a great addition to your healthy diet. Antioxidants help to reduce damage caused by free radicals in the body. Today’s lifestyle challenges can lead to an increase in free radical exposure, so it can be of great benefit if we ensure our diets are packed full of antioxidants,” she says. Hello pollution, stress, poor dietary choices, smoking and drinking alcohol.
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“Chlorophyll is also alkaline, which can support a detox program. A diet abundant in alkaline foods encourages healthy pH levels throughout the digestive and urinary tracts, helping to reduce acidity,” says Goodman.
Bonus: a lot of rich sources of chlorophyll like green leafy vegetables are also rich in fibre, which can help your body remove toxins.
What do I do with it?
If taking a shot of the stuff is too hardcore for you, sip this superfood smoothie.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 3 teaspoons (15ml) Swisse Chlorophyll Mixed Berry or Spearmint liquid
- 1 Lebanese cucumber
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Handful of mint leaves
Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
Don’t fancy drinking it? Swisse has handy tablet versions. Swisse Chlorophyll+ is a premium quality formula containing organic chlorella. It provides a natural source of vitamins and antioxidants to support energy metabolism, immune function and healthy skin. A wholefood source of nutrients in a convenient dose.
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