- Kourtney Kardashian revealed on her lifestyle site, Poosh, that she takes a variety of daily supplements and tonics, including chlorophyll, to boost her health.
- Kardashian claims that adding chlorophyll to her water has helped her stay hydrated and get important nutrients her body needs.
- We asked a dietitian to weigh in on the benefits of chlorophyll.
Kourtney Kardashian just revealed that she's back on the keto diet to help jump-start healthy eating habits—but that's not the only way she's focusing on her health. In a new post on her lifestyle website, Poosh, Kardashian shared the supplements and tonics she takes daily, and one of them is chlorophyll, a trendy green liquid supplement that's all over Instagram.
Chlorophyll is derived from plants, algae, and green vegetables and is a source of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Many people swear that taking chlorophyll can help support gut health, boost energy, and improve your overall well-being.
So it's no surprise that you'll see the jade-hued liquid infused in waters, juices, smoothies, tonics, sports drinks, and even cocktails. But can consuming chlorophyll offer the same benefits of enjoying a hearty green salad—or just a plain glass of water to meet your hydration needs? We asked Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, nutrition and wellness expert and author of Eating in Color, to weigh in.
What are the benefits of chlorophyll?
Largeman-Roth says that while chlorophyll is found in dark, leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, the supplement itself has no proven benefits for hydration or detoxifying the body. That's not to say that taking the supplement is harmful if you want to try it, but Largeman-Roth explains that you can reap the same benefits from eating vegetables, which give you the added benefits of fiber and other nutrients.
"Adding chlorophyll to water is nothing new! I did it back in the 90s when I was working in a health food store. The products they're selling today are no different, though some brands are selling the water pre-mixed, which seems like a rip off," Largeman-Roth says. "Just buy the concentrate if you want to try this trend."
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Largeman-Roth also notes that she tried chlorophyll to help clear her skin and maintain good breath, and it seemed to help with those things. But as she mentioned, you can get those benefits from eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, so you're better off investing your dollars in fresh produce.
If you want to give chlorophyll a try, Largeman-Roth recommends Nature's Sunshine Liquid Chlorophyll, which is available on Amazon and other health food stores for around $17. Note that chlorophyll has a strong flavor, so you only need a tablespoon to add some to your water or choice of beverage.
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