SOME say Gwyneth Paltrow’s health claims are mumbo jumbo — and when she said liquid chlorophyll boosts the body it was no different.
But I think she looks great for 44.
Here are a few ways to get this pigment from green plants into your diet, and I also test highlighters to give you a glow.
Have a cup of tea
T-tox has brewed a Match tea for the fitness world. With naturally occurring chlorophyll, fibre and vitamins, it helps boost metabolism and burn calories.
Its “Energise” tea (£25 for approximately 40 cups) aids circulation and tackles stress. It is scarily green but quite pleasant with hot water. See t-tox.com.
Mix it into food
Neal’s Yard Remedies has just brought out a range of organic superfood blends for a daily dose of nutrition.
The Detox Organic Greens Blend (£22 for 100g) contains spirulina, spinach, parsley, wheatgrass and green tea and will give you an inner cleanse.
It adds a pleasant earthy taste to smoothies. See nealsyardremedies.com.
Have a pill
This is probably the easiest way to get your greens.
Nature’s Plus has an Ultra Juice Green tablet (£19.95 for 90) that contains 20 green foods, including algae, spirulina and chlorella (rich in chlorophyll).
The pills contain more antioxidants than 18 servings of green foods. Not bad! See naturesplus.co.uk.
This product is described as a sheer powder but feels like a cream.
It does feel heavy on your skin but stays on all day.
It comes in two different colours and would be better for younger women due to its unsubtle finish.
Claims to give a “glowing finish to your favourite make-up” and says it’s perfect for highlighting and contouring.
It blends easily and can be applied directly on to skin from a dinky stick but it’s very faint and maybe too subtle for some.
OK for daytime, though.
This claims to give lightweight coverage and a subtle strobing effect while leaving skin feeling silky smooth.
It accentuates cheekbones nicely, while still appearing natural, and takes just seconds to apply. I would definitely buy this again.