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How healthy is TikTok-trendy chlorophyll water?



How healthy is TikTok-trendy chlorophyll water?

They’re chloro-full of it.

TikTok users are draining the swamp by sucking down liquid chlorophyll — a plant molecule that aids in growth and creates a green shade.

While the trend has been popular with celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kourtney Kardashian — with the latter two frequently criticized for their loose interpretations of scientific fact — Gen Z is now following their lead and getting on board. The hashtag #chlorophyll has 81.3 million views on TikTok.

Makers of the liquid drops claim the supplement can boost energy, detoxify the body, help with altitude sickness and even neutralize body odor. Social-media users love it for its alleged skin-clearing qualities: Adding a few drops of it into water each day have supposedly been the miracle cure for maladies from rosacea to acne.

But doctors are saying to have a salad instead.

“What you should do is eat your greens,” Dr. Rabia de Latour, an assistant professor at NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, told The Post. “We know that chlorophyll, in its pure form [in leafy greens], is really great at being an anti-oxidant and treating inflammation, and that has been studied.”

Supplements of any kind are not regulated by the FDA, warned de Latour. “Whether or not different [supplement] companies have a true form of chlorophyll that would actually be absorbed [by your body], we don’t know,” she said. “I would be very hesitant to believe anything that a company that’s hawking them would advertise.”

More specifically, de Latour said she’s skeptical of chlorophyll’s touted wonder-drug properties when it comes to skin problems and body odor.

For clearer skin and overall health improvement, she recommends swapping processed foods for healthier ones.

Chlorophyll-rich foods — including spinach, arugula, green beans, peas, leeks and wheatgrass — have the added benefit of being packed with tons of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber. Raw, uncooked produce is ideal, as some nutrients can burn off at high heat.

Supplements and drops, on the other hand, will often include added chemicals or oils to extend their shelf life, said de Latour. And those might not be the best for the body.

That could be why some chlorophyll drinkers on TikTok have complained of an upset stomach. “You have to be wary of the ingredients” when taking any supplement, de Latour said.

While not a common occurrence, “I have seen people who take random herbal supplements end up having a serious liver injury,” she added. “They can be very dangerous.”

Should you be interested in adding chlorophyll drops, or any supplement, to your diet, check with your doctor first. “See if they think that it’s safe and that it doesn’t have any risks,” de Latour said.

And use common sense when deciphering claims that seem too good to be true.

“Instead of taking a short cut, I always recommend just eating the raw foods,” she said.

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Harry Winston’s 2021 floral jewelry collection wows




Harry Winston's 2021 floral jewelry collection wows

Give the gift of forever love with blossoms of baubles.

Harry Winston’s perennial Forget-Me-Not collection now radiates with its first-ever marriage of diamonds and rubies.

While the jeweler has previously offered its signature florals in a dazzling array
of gemstones, ranging from diamonds to blue sapphires, this new pairing leaves us

Adorned with round brilliant, pear-shaped and marquise diamonds, it’s offered in five silhouettes: earrings, a pendant, a bracelet, a ring and a lariat necklace.

The feeling you’ll have upon plucking one of these beauties?


Photographer: Chris Coppola; Stylist: Anahita Moussavian; Prop Stylist: Trina Ong.

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Boy’s botched Amazon order leaves him with $2,620 worth of Spongebob Squarepants popsicles




Boy's botched Amazon order leaves him with $2,620 worth of Spongebob Squarepants popsicles

That’s one way to freeze a bank account.

A 4-year-old cartoon fanatic from Brooklyn went a little overboard by buying nearly $3,000 worth of nonrefundable SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles on Amazon.

However, an understanding Samaritan has set up a GoFundMe page Monday to help cover the chilling cost.

According to the crowdfunding page, the “truly adorable” SpongeBob diehard named Noah “managed to purchase $2,618.85 worth” of the pop-pelgangers from Amazon and “had them sent to his Auntie’s house.”

“In case you are wondering, that’s 51 cases, containing 918 popsicles,” Katie Schloss, a New York University student and social-work intern, wrote of the tot’s frozen-treat fiasco.

The predicament may seem adorable on its face. However, as Amazon will not refund the Popsicles, Noah’s mom Jennifer Bryant was feeling the (freezer) burn and thought she’d have to foot the bill herself.

This presented a major SpongeBob-stacle for the mother of three, who studies social work at NYU, and didn’t know how she was “going to be able to pay this off, in addition to student loans and all of her family’s other expenses,” Schloss wrote.

The Post reached out to Bryant and will update this post if we hear back.

However, it seems that Noah’s Popsicle debt has already been more than paid off. As of Wednesday morning, kind-hearted donors have already contributed a whopping $3,675, eclipsing the fundraising goal of $2,619.

“Thank you so much for your mind-blowing generosity,” wrote Noah’s grateful mother on the page. She added that the surplus donations will go towards education and additional supports for her son, who reportedly suffers from autism.

This isn’t the first time an opportunistic tyke has gone on a surreptitious spending spree. A Connecticut woman was apoplectic after her 6-year-old amassed over $16,000 in credit card charges for the video game, “Sonic Forces.”

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Giant moth so chunky it struggles to fly discovered




Giant moth so chunky it struggles to fly discovered

Mothra surfaces in Australia.

An Australian worker realized every entomophobe’s worst nightmare after encountering a moth so huge that it struggled to fly.

The Mount Cotton State School in Queensland, where Mothra was discovered, shared a Facebook photo Sunday of the behemoth bug on the end of a saw blade.

It was reportedly the “size of two fists put together” according to the school’s principal, Meagan Steward, who said the mondo moth was released into the woods unharmed.

Queensland Museum entomologist Dr. Christine Lambkin has since identified the animatronic-evoking creature as a “wood moth,” a species that reportedly resides all along the Eastern coast of Australia. While not exceedingly rare, this chonky critter is not commonly sighted in the country, Lambkin told the Independent.

And it’s certainly not because it’s too small to spot. With a maximum weight of just over an ounce, the female wood moth frequently struggles to achieve liftoff — despite boasting a whopping 9-inch wingspan.

“They fly very, very poorly,” said Lambkin. “In most cases, when the females emerge, they just crawl up a tree or stump of a fence post and wait for the males to find them.”

Needless to say, fans on the Mount Cotton State School Facebook page were awestruck by the colossal creepy-crawly.

“Love it! Never leaving the windows open ever again though,” wrote one aghast gawker.

“We’ll just add it to the list of wildlife….wallabies, owls, snakes, echidnas, giant moth,” wrote another of Australia’s infamous plethora of unusual creatures. “Life is never dull at MCSS!”

One jokester quipped, “How cool. Gotta say if it flew near me while I was gardening I would probably do a karate freakout!”

Thankfully, wood moths don’t pose a threat to humans. Perhaps it could even help relieve this extra-shaggy Australian sheep of its 77 pounds of matted wool.

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