If you’ve never taken wheatgrass, you may wonder what’s so special about that little 30ml shot of green liquid. We’re going to tell you because when it comes to what you put in your body, Dr. Nandi wants you to be your own health hero and make educated decisions. Here are Dr. Nandi’s health benefits of wheatgrass.
What Is Wheat Grass?
Wheatgrass is the edible, young grass of the wheat Triticum aestivum. It’s filled with living chlorophyll and offers you a concentrated source of minerals and nutrients, including the following:
- Vitamin A
- B-Complex Vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- 17 amino acids
What Health Benefits Does Wheat Grass Have?
It’s debated when it comes to the health benefits of wheatgrass. Some people believe wheatgrass is a miracle cure that combats aging and diabetes and even stops cancer from spreading. Others think that wheatgrass has no benefits and just makes you feel bloated.
The reality is that wheatgrass is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that your body needs. These nutrients do a range of things. Some of them prevent tooth decay, while others fight bacterial infections. Chlorophyll, which makes wheatgrass so vibrantly green, neutralizes toxins in the liver and the blood and removes deposits of drugs, heavy metals, and some cancer-causing agents.
Some minerals in wheatgrass may increase hemoglobin production and increase the amount of oxygen delivered through the body. It can improve blood sugar disorders in certain people and may increase the speed at which wounds heal. Wheatgrass may also boost the immune system, decrease blood pressure, improve digestion, and lower cholesterol by blocking its absorption.
It may also aid in the functioning of the urinary tract, limit the occurrence of gout, reduce the pain associated with joint problems and arthritis, and reduce the symptoms of colds and coughs.
While there is no evidence showing that wheatgrass does or does not help with these things, it is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It doesn’t have a level of toxicity, so it’s safe for just about everyone to take.
- Although wheatgrass does not yet contain gluten, proceed with caution if you have gluten sensitivity.
- To receive the maximum benefits of wheatgrass, eat it fresh without processing.
- Hold the wheatgrass shot in your mouth for at least 60 seconds before swallowing to increase absorption.
- You can quickly grow and harvest your wheatgrass indoors.
- Mix wheatgrass with a favorite juice or smoothie to hide the flavor.