Top 10 Benefits of Wheatgrass
Courtesy of Food Matters
1. It’s A Superfood!
Oh, the ever-mighty Superfood.
The natural world's answer to Superman. Instead of fighting crime
however, they are fighting against other enemies trying to combat our
bodies like harmful bacterias, cholesterol, weak immunity and under
active thyroids. Their size often seems small when compared to what
their nutritional benefits are for your body and overall health but just
like the underdog in any movie, they should never be underestimated.
Wheatgrass, in particular, is powerhouse little sprout packed full of
Vitamins A, B, C, & E as well as amino acids and is made up of a
whopping 70% chlorophyll.
2. Purifying Properties
Wheatgrass has the amazing ability to help purify the body, removing
toxins, heavy metals and cancer-causing agents from the liver and
3. Gets ‘Things’ Moving
enemas are considered one of the better forms of colonics, giving your
body the ability to immediately absorb and retain all of the wonderful
vitamins and nutrients it possesses. It has been used to relieve
gastro-related issues because of its natural ability to promote healthy
blood and purify the body.
4. It’ll Speed Up That Thyroid!
Wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland which helps boost your body’s metabolism and ability to lose weight.
5. Lowers Cholesterol In High Fat Diets
In a 2010 study,
results showed that when wheatgrass was introduced to a high-fat diet,
it had a significant reduction in bad cholesterol as well as a positive
improvement in good cholesterol (HDL). It also dilates the blood
pathways which reduces blood pressure. The study also showed a
significant rise in the appearance of Vitamin C and glutathione.
Glutathione is one of our bodies most powerful antioxidants and is
concentrated mostly in the liver, making it an essential part of the
body's natural detoxifying processes.
6. Easy To Take!
Taking a shot of ‘grass’ is not appealing for most, especially if
this is your first go at testing out the benefits of wheatgrass.
Luckily, it has become a widely used superfood and can be consumed
through a variety of methods. Fresh, powdered or in capsule form; there
is an easy and convenient method for everyone. However, it is proven
that having wheatgrass freshly juiced within 15 minutes is the best way
to receive all of its amazing benefits.
7. It’s Benefits Are Still Being Discovered
More and more research
is being done into linking the benefits of wheatgrass and its ability
to prevent certain types of cancer, as well as help, improve the
wellbeing of cancer sufferers. Studies done on the benefits of
chlorophyll derivatives have linked this nutrient to have beneficial
effects in liver, colon, stomach and gastrointestinal cancer cases.
Being that wheatgrass is made up of 70% chlorophyll, more studies are
being done to better understand this superfood and the optimal form to
consume it to help in these cases.
8. Build Up Your Immunity Against Cold & Flu
With more Vitamin C
than oranges and two times the amount of Vitamin A than carrots, adding
wheatgrass into your diet during those bitter winter months will help
as an extra fighter against the common cold, flu as well as preventing
your body from contacting more serious threads of the same viruses such
as bronchitis. A 2oz shot packs all these benefits and is a natural
alternative to getting a flu shot. Be sure not to overdo however it as
some people have found that over-consumption of fresh wheatgrass has
made them feel nauseous.
9. A Natural Energizer
Having a 2oz shot of wheatgrass before exercise or soon after any
form of physical activity can help with your endurance whilst
performance high energy level activities. This is because of
wheatgrasses ability to supply red blood cells to the whole body, which
in turn oxygenates
every cell and in turn, the body. This is what gives you a boost of
energy and also helps fight against the environment around you such as
10. It Can Help Purify the Air Around You!
Because of wheatgrass's ability to promote oxygenation
within the body, it is also able to do so with the air around you.
Place a tray of wheatgrass beside your bed to help promote a better
night's sleep or have a tray at your desk to help purify that recycled
office air, helping to keep you more alert.
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