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Chlorophyll: How to Get This Valuable Nutrient From Foods

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  • Chlorophyll is a pigment that absorbs sunlight to help plants to make their own food, as well as give them their green color
  • Chlorophyll is generally known for its ability to help increase the production of red blood cells
  • According to the Journal of Food Science, dietary chlorophyll contains antioxidant and antimutagenic properties that may benefit your health by fighting free radicals throughout your body

Photosynthesis is the process wherein green plants or vegetables absorb light from the sun and transform it, along with minerals, water and carbon dioxide, into food to help them grow. It goes without saying that this is important not just to plants, but to humans and animals well. Oxygen, the chemical element that living organisms require to breathe, is a byproduct of this food-making process.


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