Wheatgrass is a young wheat plant that is harvested before the wheat kernel grows and it’s full of all the essential nutrients. You can find it in every online shop, or healthy food store and café bar.
Nutritional content of the wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is rich in 12 amino acids and eight of which are essential to the human body. The wheatgrass also contains vitamins A, B-12, and E, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It also abounds in anti-oxidants and chlorophyll.
Benefits of Wheatgrass
Thanks to the high level of antioxidants, the wheatgrass protects the organism from the free radicals which can damage the cells in the body beyond repair. The free radical activity can contribute to the aging process.
The chlorophyll found in the wheatgrass is similar to our body’s own hemoglobin, and that helps the blood carry oxygen. It detoxifies the liver, cleans all the tissues and cells and also purifies the blood, helping in the elimination of the harmful toxins stored in the body.
It has also been noted to improve the digestion in those people who regularly consume it. One recent study from Israel discovered that the wheatgrass can significantly reduce the symptoms of the ulcerative colitis.
– Soothes sore throats
– Clears the skin
– Prevents tooth decay
– Heals wounds
– Clears up sinusitis
– Heals psoriasis and other skin conditions
– Reduces varicose veins
– Clears up gum disease
– Eases the symptoms of menopause
– Has antiseptic properties
It can be used in various ways. You can blend it into a smoothie or take even pure from a shot-glass! You can also find it in tablet or in powder form and mix it into drinks or add to food.
If you want fresh wheatgrass, you need to squeeze the juice from the plant. It has a bit strong taste but only until you get used to it and if your drink it pure. And combined with other juices or in a smoothie you won’t even notice it.
Where to buy it?
You can find wheatgrass in almost every health store and online as well. The tablets or the powder has a long shelf-life which means it will last for longer and buying it online will save you money.