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Wheatgrass: 5 Reasons to Drink Daily

Wheatgrass has gained popularity in recent years as a healthy pick me up. You’ve seen it at Jamba Juice and other health food stores, but does it really work? The answer is Yes. Here are 5 reasons why you should be drinking this green potion now.

1.      Wheatgrass contains Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a natural antibacterial and helps the body degrade bad bacteria in the gut. A recent study showed that Chlorophyll helped mitigate hunger. The subjects were given a meal with Chlorophyll and a meal without. The results showed that they felt less hunger after the meal with Chlorophyll.[1]This could be huge for people looking to lose weight. Next time you're hungry try taking a wheatgrass shot instead of reaching for those French fries. Chlorophyll is a potent antioxidant and helps our body eliminate free radicals. Wheatgrass is packed with Chlorophyll so drink up!

2. Wheatgrass contains all minerals known to man, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids.

Wheatgrass is known as natures multivitamin. It contains high amounts of Vitamin A, which helps the body with bone growth, healthy vision, and immune health. It is also rich in Vitamin B, which helps provide our bodies with energy. Vitamin C is crucial for our immune function. Vitamin E helps our body control inflammation and is excellent for skin health. Vitamin K is crucial to bone health and assists the body in transporting calcium. When looking to get these nutrients the easiest way might just be a wheatgrass shot!

3.  Wheatgrass is great for constipation because it is high in magnesium.

Magnesium is a crucial mineral. Most Americans are deficient in Magnesium. It assists in proper muscle and nerve function, and also stabilizes blood sugar levels. It is known to help the digestion and bowels run properly so it can be useful for constipation. Before reaching for a toxic man made laxative product, try a shot of wheatgrass.

4. Wheatgrass can help remove and detoxify Heavy Metals from the body.

We live in a polluted society. Heavy metals such as aluminum, lead, and mercury. Wheatgrass contains essential enzymes and nutrients that assist the body in detoxifying and getting rid of these heavy metals that accumulate in our body over time. These metals can be potent endocrine and immune disrupters. If you want them gone consider drinking wheatgrass.

5.  Wheatgrass is great for the Skin and can help cure Acne.

Wheatgrass is high in antioxidants; these antioxidants help slow down the aging process. The juice is high in Vitamin E which helps soothe the skin from the inside, and helps cure scars. You can drink wheatgrass to reduce inflammation and assist in your gut health. There have been many studies recently that show good gut health=good skin health.[2] So drink up!

Wow! Those are some powerful reasons to go drink some wheatgrass. If you are worried about the taste try adding it into a protein shake with some fresh berries and a little lemon or raspberry juice. The tartness of the juice can offset some of the earthy taste of the wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is a great way to get nutrients through nature instead of buying man made multivitamins. Wheatgrass is safe to drink daily and can be consumed in larger amounts than the ‘shots’ typically served at health food stores. It can also be bought in powdered form. Try it out today and let us know what you think!

 


[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23632035

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3038963/

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