Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass contains digestible concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that includes vitamins A, C, B and E as well as amino acids, living enzymes and calcium.
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The thought of chewing on a handful of grass or drinking its extracted juice was just unheard of until the mighty wheat grass stepped onto the scene in mid last century. It came confidently, bearing super powers too great for the world of alternative medicine to ignore. A close relative to wheat and bearing a strong resemblance to thriving lawn grass, wheat grass is considered a super food in the world of natural medicine. It is widely used to boost immunity and as an unconventional remedy for a wide range of health disorders and troublesome ailments.

Although wheat grass is not a miracle cure-all, it does contain beneficial properties that can drastically improve your health and wellbeing. It is available in a variety of forms which include liquid extracts, capsules, tablets, powders, tinctures, and you can even buy the seeds and grow your own wheat grass at home. Wheat grass is extremely versatile and can be used on its own or incorporated into smoothies, juices, teas and as an addition to fresh vegetable juices.

Wheat grass popularity has been on the rise as more and more people learn of its extreme health benefits. Below are a few reasons why you should consider taking a wheat grass supplement:

  • Wheat grass Contains Mostly Chlorophyll: Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in thriving plants and wheat grass is made up of 70 percent of it, it is considered the blood of plants. Chlorophyll contains and abundance of minerals and proteins that has the ability to cleanse the blood and enhance the function of internal organs.
  • Wheat grass is a Multivitamin: Wheat grass contains an easily digestible concentration of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that includes vitamins A, C, B and E as well as amino acids, living enzymes and calcium. A daily wheat grass supplement can be used as a multivitamin.
  • Wheat grass Carries Impressive Health Claims: Proponents of this super-food has claimed that wheat grass can rid the body of anemia, diabetes, constipation, bacterial and fungal infections, cancer, thyroid disorders, arthritis, GI disorders, joint pain and ulcerative colitis. Wheat grass is also said to restore the body’s PH balance and provide nourishment to the liver, kidneys and heart.
  • Wheat grass Can be used Externally: Wheat grass is widely used externally for a variety of different applications. For example, its extract can be rubbed into the hair to strengthen hair follicles and ward of dandruff and it can be used in bath soaks to aid troubled skin and soothe sunburns. Wheat grass is also used as a facial cleanser and as a disinfectant for open cuts, burns and bruises. Trays of fresh wheat grass can placed in kitchens, bedrooms and bath spaces to cleanse the air.
  • Wheat grass for Pet Health: Wheat grass is widely used as a supplement in alternative pet health. Wheat grass is said to provide increased mobility and promote stronger joints and healthier coats in that of animals.

Wheat grass is known as a sort of rebellious health food phenomenon in the world of alternative medicine and raw food. Although it comes with loads of chlorophyll, antioxidants and vitamins there is very little scientific evidence to back up its extreme health claims. Wheat grass is a gluten free food and safe for daily consumption. And, as with everything else in life, moderation and care should be exercised when used. Side effects are mild and include nausea, headaches and fatigue.

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