TASTE TEST: Chlorophyll Water?

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Elizabeth Martinez, Staff Writer

We all know how TikTok food trends are never-ending. Most of these trends seem flavorful and exciting to try; however, as soon as I saw the trend of drinking chlorophyll water… I was a little suspicious.

Before I tried it, I did a bit of research. According to Medical News Today, “Chlorophyll is present in most green vegetables, and some people take it as a health supplement. The potential benefits of chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, and fighting illnesses.”

Furthermore, Dr. Eugene Charles, author of “Journey to Healing” wrote, “Chlorophyll is responsible- in a way- for all life on earth. It is the “blood” of plants and has blood-building properties for our red blood cells. One of the best things you can do is drink chlorophyll water. It is a powerful detoxifying, healing, and energizing tonic.”

Even though I was still a bit suspicious, I rushed to whole foods anyway where the liquid chlorophyll was sold out. I then went to sprouts… and surprise, surprise, they were sold out too! After a couple of days, I went to Mother’s Market and they, fortunately, had some bottles in stock!

After my hunt for this liquid chlorophyll, it was finally time to test if the hype is real. I poured a glass and put a tablespoon in my water. When I tried it, my water was a forest green color and had a minty flavor.

Although looks like a science experiment, don’t let the green fool you, just drink it!
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I honestly would rate it a 9/10 for the taste, and especially how it made me feel. Before drinking, I had no energy and was tired from the long school day but surprisingly right after I suddenly felt the need to do a full workout. The one negative thing is since it is this color, it could stain your teeth, so make sure to drink with a straw (preferably metal).

Overall, I had energy for hours, and as a coffee lover, it gave me more energy as opposed to that short-term boost of energy coffee gives me. This antioxidant was worth the hype and you should get chlorophyll ASAP!

As always, however, you should talk with your parents and doctor about embarking on any dietary changes before you make them.