What Is Chlorophyll Water And Should You Be Drinking It?
It’s the latest green juice the wellness world is loving
10 July 2019
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It's the latest trend in the wellness world - but is it safe to drink, and should you?
When you hear the word ‘chlorophyll’ you might get terrible flashbacks to GCSE biology, but don’t worry – this isn’t an exam. Chlorophyll is the latest trend in the wellness world.
If you do need some revision, it’s the green pigment in plants, which is needed for photosynthesis – a chemical reaction harnessing energy from sunlight. Now, people are starting to look into the benefits it can have for humans as well.
Instagram yogis have long been obsessed with posting pictures of their favourite green juices, which is probably why chlorophyll water is becoming so popular. But what exactly is it, and what are the potential benefits?
You can actually eat chlorophyll; plants rich in it include spinach, alfalfa and wheatgrass. So how do you drink it? Supplements of the stuff contain chlorophyllin, which is the water-soluble version and is said to be better digested by your body than eating it.
You can also buy ready-made bottles of chlorophyll water – something which is taking off in the US with brands like this one. Alternatively you can buy chlorophyll liquid drops and add them to a glass of water to make your own. A bottle of drops from Biovea costs £12.30/AED56.27.
According to Healthline, chlorophyll supplements have been used dating back to the 1940s to help with bad body or breath odours – apparently its compounds can help neutralise the smells.
One thing we do know for sure is that drinking chlorophyll water is a great way to get more H2O into your body if you don’t particularly like plain water, and staying hydrated is hugely beneficial for your health.