When we look at plants, the color green seems to be present in almost all of them. The presence of green tells us something about the plant – it contains chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is a green pigment in plants with a very similar structure to hemoglobin. The only difference is the central molecule; in chlorophyll it is magnesium, in hemoglobin it is iron.
This also means that chlorophyll can help build blood and act as a detoxifier in the body.
The green color also indicates the presence of companion molecules such as:
- folate, which can help prevent colon and breast cancers
- carotenoids and anthocyanins, which are flavonoids
A great green herb to add to your diet as either a nourishing herbal infusion or thrown into soups and stews: Stinging Nettles.
Don’t forget the amazing benefits of the fiber contained in green, leafy vegetables for your gut microbiome and better digestive function.
Eat the rainbow, and keep your diet diverse for maximum health and vitality.