Wheatgrass, what’s up with that stuff? I’m going to explain everything you need to know about this amazing superfood. I’ve seen it all over the internet and decided to give it a try myself, but first I learned a little more about this liquid gold.
What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is a type of gluten-free grass from the common wheat plant. It is either crushed into a powder or made into a shot. You can also take wheatgrass by pill, tablet, or capsule form. But because the liquid form is the freshest, that’s the best way to take it.You can learn how to make wheatgrass shots fresh at home. Or you can purchase them at establishments like Jamba Juice or Smoothie King.
What’s In It?
Besides giving wheatgrass it’s green color, chlorophyll has many jobs. Chlorophyll helps to detoxify the body by reducing harmful carcinogens and other free radicals that speed up the aging progress. It also helps to restore your energy levels as well as restore sex hormones.
Vitamin A plays an important part in having a healthy immune system and bone growth. In order to have good vision and a clear complexion, you need to incorporate vitamin A into your diet.
Your body needs these B vitamins in order to transfer food into energy. Some B vitamins work to protect the immune system, help oxygen transport throughout the body, and even elevate HDL cholesterol (which is the good kind).
You can strengthen your immune system and lower your blood pressure by taking your daily dose of vitamin C. By reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension, this amazing vitamin decreases their chance of developing cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin E is powerful in removing free radicals from the body while balancing your cholesterol & hormones. Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin E also helps promote blood circulation to the skin and scalp.
Vitamin K is essential in protecting your heart from disease and preventing other diseases in the body like osteoporosis and cancer. It also keeps your bones strong and helps your blood to clot correctly.
More Benefits Of Wheatgrass
- Clear skin from both acne and scarring
- Improved eyesight
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved concentration and focus
- Prevents tooth decay
- Used to treat infections
Before You Try It
Wheatgrass is a raw food.So, like any uncooked food, there is a risk you are taking in coming into contain with bacteria. Even though wheatgrass gives you so many vitamins & minerals, never use it to replace your recommended serving of veggies & fruit. I suggest taking your wheatgrass shot or pill after you have something in your stomach. A few negative side effects of taking wheatgrass is nausea and digestive trouble. And having an empty stomach can make the problem even worse.
Have you tried wheatgrass?
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