CHLOROPHYLL – sunshine energy available in plants

“Chlorophyll (found in green foods) in the plants we eat helps build healthy blood in humans by supplying the blood with oxygen, nutrients, and phytochemicals–compounds in plants that protect our body from illness and disease. Through photosynthesis, plants convert sunshine into chemical energy. Photosynthesis is the process by which plant cells make carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll and sunlight. Some scientists believe that photosynthesis is the most important chemical reaction in nature because man depends upon plants to gather the sunshine energy and make it available to us as food. A plant only uses one-sixth of the sun energy it captures to sustain itself. The remaining five-sixths is stored in chemical bonds, ready for human metabolism to break, it down into useful energy. This solar energy is captured and stored by plants as carbohydrates and then released by the metabolism of humans, making all the work of the body possible.”  Taken from The Genesis Diet p. 31 by Gordon Tessler, PhD