Did you know that chlorophyl is produced by a process called photosynthesis? I remember learning about it in high school. Back then, I decided biology was BORING, and I wasn’t afraid to tell my teacher how BORING I really thought it was! He would kick me out of the class room and I won, as I got the cigarette break I wanted! Don’t worry, I gave up smoking years ago, thank goodness.
There are 3 main ingredients needed to initiate photosynthesis: sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. I hope I haven’t lost you yet, I promise it will get good.
Chlorophyl, also known as “liquid sunlight” has a chemical composition nearly identical to that of human blood. Well, is it any surprise then, that drinking green juices has such tremendous health benefits for our bodies? I don’t think so!
Wheatgrass juice has nearly the identical molecular structure to heamoglobin, the red pigment in human blood.
Heamoglobin carries oxygen to all the vital parts of the body, pretty important job and thus it is crucial that the body produces more heamoglobin daily.
And you guessed it! Wheat grass juice has an incredible amount of vital nutrients and enzymes and provides all the ingredients to support the rebuilding of blood heamoglobin.
If you don’t have any wheat grass growing in your garden or kitchen, don’t worry. Parsley is a very versatile little herb, which can be used in almost any juice you decide to make. Adding about half a bunch will highly increase the nutritional benefits of your juice.
Parsley contains the minerals; potassium, copper, iron, manganese, calcium and magnesium as well as an abundance of vitamin C and A and will just about provide immeasurable benefits to all parts of the body.
If you add celery you can be sure that you receive a drink rich in chlorophyl and high in vitamin and mineral content. Growing both celery and parsley in your garden is very easy and incredibly rewarding. And of course way more economic than buying supplements from the health food store.
There you have it, my favourite C word is CHLOROPHYL and my hope is that it will become your favourite to!