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2017-10-11 06:02

 

If you haven’t jumped on the wheat grass bandwagon yet, it’s not too late. Yes, OK, wheat grass can seem like the kind of health trend you chalk up to hipsters, tree-huggers, and more-or-less-obsessed health and fitness enthusiasts, but if folks are wheat grass obsessed, it’s for good reason: wheat grass juice is perhaps the healthiest food out there, and wheat grass benefits run the gamut, from increased energy levels to improved overall health to head-to-toe beauty.

Still not convinced? Maybe these 35 reasons why wheat grass need to become part of your daily routine will change your tune.

Nutritional Analysis of Wheat grass

Wheat grass boasts some impressive nutritional stats. It’s an excellent source of chlorophyll, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, and to top it all off wheat grass contains 98 of 102 earth elements found in soil, including phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium as well as essential enzymes and 19 amino acids. Wheat grass is also overflowing with vitamins, and liver enzymes.

The star of wheat grass’ nutritional makeup is chlorophyll, a phytochemical that gives dark leafy greens their color. Chlorophyll is essentially the blood of plants; and in humans, it reverses aging, suppresses hunger, cleanses the blood, combats odor, and has been linked to the prevention of cancer. Wheat grass is made up of 70 percent chlorophyll — it’s no wonder it’s so powerful.

But it’s not just what it contains — it’s the amounts that are important. Holistic nutritionist Carina Parikh, MScN, MSiMR notes that it contains these elements “in a balanced ratio that is optimal for the human body”.

How to integrate wheat grass into your daily routine

Don’t underestimate wheat grass – it’s very potent. Consuming too much at any given time can render you nauseous and feeling sick.

“If you detox too quickly, you can experience side effects such as headache, fatigue, and nausea,” Parikh warns.

·Ease into a wheat grass routine, by starting with one ounce per day and slowly graduating up to two ounces per day.

·Wheat grass should always be consumed on an empty stomach or with other fruits and vegetables. It should never be consumed after a meal, otherwise it will make you feel nauseated.

Young children, pregnant women, and the elderly should consult their doctors before adding wheatgrass to their diets.

35 Incredible Wheat grass Benefits

Treat Skin Diseases

Lose Weight

Reduce Food Craving

Detox Your Cells

Improve Immunity

Stimulate Circulation

Improve Digestion

Treat Arthritis

Reduce Fatigue

Get Rid of Body Odor

Treat Skin Wounds

Prevent Tooth Decay

Cleanse the Liver

Treat Sunburn

Stabilize Lipid Levels

Clear Sinus Congestion

Get Rid of Acne

Prevent Cancer

Fight the Common Cold

Treat a Hangover

Improve the Mood

De-Stress

Fight Depression

Improve the Appearance of Nails

Ease Menstrual Pains

Combat Bowel Inflammation

Neutralize Infections

Slow Aging

Fight Radiation

Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels

Feed Your Brain

Get Rid of Dandruff

Increase Fertility

Develop a More Discernible Palate

Wheat grass 101

Wheatgrass, as its name suggests, is a young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, a subspecies of the family Poaceae.

Wheat grass can be cultivated outdoors, but is commonly grown indoors on trays filled with potting mix. As the leaves grow, they eventually split, in what is known as the “jointing stage.” It is at this point that the wheat grass has reached its greatest nutritional value, and the blades can be snipped off, allowing for a second round of leaves to grow. After the second round grows to the point of splitting, the crop is usually finished, although a third round is sometimes possible. But for those who struggle to ingest wheat grass juice, there’s luckily another option, aside from pinching your nose and taking a swig. Wheat grass is available in many different forms.

Powders, capsules, and tablets are all available, made with dehydrated or freeze-dried wheat grass. While these products are definitely easier to use, it’s always best to have the fresh product. You can purchase it in stores, or even grow it yourself.

Cut wheat grass can be placed into an airtight container and survive about seven to eight days in the refrigerator. Juice it right before you drink it for maximum health benefits.
Sample wheat grass benefits for yourself with this improved green smoothie

Add wheat grass powder or juice to your morning smoothie for an extra health kick to get your day off to the right start. Just add one teaspoon of wheat grass powder or one ounce of wheat grass juice to each serving.

Wheat grass juice is often compared to grass in flavor, which means that some people, no matter how many wheat grass benefits they know to be true, just can’t take the plunge

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