Chlorophyll is the green pigment that makes green leaves green. And when we eat leafy greens, it turns out an amazing thing happens.
In fact, this scientific finding is so amazing that it blew Dr. Michael Greger’s mind.
A common belief is that because our bodies lack chlorophyll we cannot convert sunlight into energy directly. However, science is discovering something else.
After eating greens, we have chlorophyll in our bloodstream, and this chlorophyll may react with sunlight that penetrates through our skin. When this happens, it seems our body is able to create Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) naturally.
What is Coenzyme Q10? It’s an antioxidant and a powerful anti-inflammatory that is made in the human body. It’s particularly beneficial for heart health, and it’s also an important chemical if you want to avoid diseases like diabetes.
Watch the video from Dr. Greger for a full explanation of this fascinating finding:
Does this change how you think about sunlight and leafy greens?