Make a toast to good health with a shot of wheatgrass juice. While we’ve all heard about the importance of green, leafy vegetables, these young grass shoots of wheatberries packs far more vitamins and minerals than anything you’d find at your supermarket produce stand.
Consider this: an ounce of wheatgrass juice (which has chlorophyll, Vitamin A,C, E, B-complex, protein, and 17 amino acids) has the nutritional values of 2.5 pounds of vegetables. It also boosts energy levels and can remove toxins from your body. Read on for the health benefits of wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass lowers your risk for cancer
Wheatgrass has a lot of antioxidants (one example is provitamin A) and can lower your risk for developing cancer or slow down the spread of cancer in your body. In fact, many cancer patients are advised to take wheatgrass every day.
Wheatgrass makes your skin glow
Antioxidants can help keep wrinkles at bay, since they repair damaged skin cells and boost your body’s ability to produce young, healthy skin cells. Many wheatgrass users say that their overall skin condition improved too: softer and smoother complexion, and fading of acne scars. Some people also use wheatgrass on the hair, to help control dandruff by improving the health of the scalp.
Wheatgrass gives an instant energy boost
Your body readily absorbs wheatgrass, so if you’re feeling very weak or think you’re coming down with a cold, just grab a glass. You will feel your energy levels go up!
Wheatgrass removes toxins
Wheatgrass helps your body flush out toxins from the kidney, liver, lungs and urinary tract. It also helps people who suffer from constipation, since it facilitates regular bowel movements. There’s some evidence that wheatgrass can help your body flush out drug, nicotine and metal deposits accumulated in the body. It can also soften the scars in your lungs, caused by inhaling acid gas.
How to get and prepare wheatgrass
You can grow your own wheatgrass or buy it in the convenient, ready-to-mix powder form. Since some people object to the grassy taste, try mixing it into your fruit shake or smoothie. Others add bit of honey or to a glass of wheatgrass.
It’s best to take wheatgrass first thing in the morning before you’ve had anything to eat or drink. This is to promote faster and better absorption.
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