Wheatgrass can help you get more from your life - more energy to be active, more confidence in your ability to stay healthy and more hours alert and awake each day to accomplish your goals in life. I am assuming you are reading this because you feel there is room for improvement in your health. Maybe you get worn out easily, wake up tired or in pain, or can't manage to drop those ten extra pounds by the end of the spring anymore. In any case, you're probably right: there is room for improvement in your health and wheatgrass juice could be your route to a healthier, happier life.
Millions of people, young and old, are drained of their energy by the end of a day, despite the fact that most of them walk less than two blocks and sleep eight to ten hours. Many middle-aged people accept the loss of youthful energy as an inevitable product of aging.
Do you have to settle for less energy at any age? No, you don't have to. Long-lasting fatigue is abnormal and is largely caused by a poor diet. Modern life demands a great deal of energy which cannot be adequately replenished by a nutritionally imbalanced diet. While a certain amount of fatigue after a long day of work is normal, when a night's rest doesn't leave you perfectly refreshed and recharged, there is a problem. If you wake up looking and feeling as tired as when you went to bed you are not getting what your body needs from your diet—or you are getting too many things you don't need and they are blocking your flow of energy.
Wheatgrass can help you restore a high energy level in two ways. First, by fulfilling nutritional deficiencies, and second, by removing wastes that clog your cells, blood, tissues, and organs. Each of us is the keeper of over ten trillion little batteries called cells. Like flashlight batteries, our cells hold a charge of electricity. In order for this charge to be strong and steady we need to have a steady supply of the proper nutrients, especially the high-quality minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids contained in wheatgrass juice. With the addition of wheatgrass and raw foods to your diet, your cells will store a maximum electrical charge, and you will have plenty of energy. At the same time, wheatgrass will help to release excess fats, mineral deposits, and proteins that are trapped in the organs of digestion and elimination, and in the blood, thus saving you energy that would otherwise be spent in your body's struggle to cleanse itself.
WHEATGRASS CAN LENGTHEN YOUR DAY:
One thing you may notice right away after beginning the wheatgrass is that you will need less sleep than you do now. Six hours of sleep—maybe even less—is adequate as long as it is deep and undisturbed sleep. Even though many people sleep in excess of eight hours a night, their sleep is chaotic and broken up by raids on the refrigerator and trips to the bathroom. These people often wake up feeling and looking exhausted. During sleep, the body goes on "automatic" and balances and re-energizes its cells. Ideally, a night's sleep of four to six hours, and an optional afternoon nap of an hour, will give your body plenty of time to renew and refresh itself. But when your body is overloaded with food, more than half of it consumed at the evening meal, your sleep will be more restless and less restful.
Whenever your cells are more out-of-balance, as often occurs during an illness, the more sleep you will need. Wheatgrass and other raw foods are light, clean foods that nourish and cleanse the body, whereas meats, cheeses, and sugared and processed foods are heavy and tend to congest and age our cells. After a few days of drinking and applying several ounces of wheatgrass juice, if you avoid heavy, clogging foods, your body's housecleaning burden will be reduced and one morning you will awaken from a short, deep, undisturbed sleep refreshed and renewed. As accumulated wastes and debris are removed, you will find that your energy and confidence will return.
Wheatgrass juice is perhaps the most powerful and safest healing aid. Not because it can attack and destroy bacteria or malignant cells, but because it has the ability to strengthen the whole body by bolstering its immune system. There are one or two "elements" responsible for the healing power of wheatgrass. The key factor is a unique combination of nutritional values, chemical values, and energetic attributes. The body's ability to fight illness is determined by the immune system. Through improving the health of the immune system, wheatgrass juice and other raw foods may increase the odds of your overcoming any kind of health problem. In contrast, modern medicines are taken to correct one symptom or another without effectively strengthening the overall state of health. Knowing this full well, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, stated, "The body heals itself; the physician is only nature's assistant."
The unique nourishing and cleansing properties of wheatgrass, make it an ideal ally in the battle against disease, including illnesses like heart disease and certain forms of cancer, especially those that lead to depressed immune response and the subsequent attack of the body by microbes or viruses. For anything, including wheatgrass and other raw foods, that strengthens the body and especially the immune system, can serve only to increase well-being.
PROTECTION FROM CITY BLUES:
Nearly every day one group of scientists exposes another chemical as a dangerous carcinogen, while another group of specialists creates one. Our air is unfit to breathe, our water too acid and polluted to drink, and thousands of acres of our topsoil are eroded each year. Many cities which were once the lifeblood of culture and the arts are slowly becoming huge concrete and electronic wastelands where people spend their days before hurrying home to the suburbs at night. But even in the suburbs, industrial pollution, auto exhaust, and toxic chemicals have taken their toll. It seems that unless we experience a major environmentally-based technological revolution, pollution and its attendant health risks will be here to stay. Fortunately, there is a sensible way to combat the "city blues." We can protect ourselves from environmental hazards by strengthening our internal defense. If our eliminatory processes work more efficiently, toxins that do enter the lungs and blood won't stay as long. Poisons that do linger can be more easily neutralized by a healthier liver. With fewer heavy foods in the diet, we can increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and ease the burden on the circulatory system. Then pollution will affect us less severely than it will strike people who remain heedless of their health. There is even evidence that wheatgrass can protect us from both low- and high-level radiation. Things are changing, however. The past few years have seen the first significant research on chlorophyll and wheat-grass since the 1940s, and all of the reports I have studied confirm that wheatgrass is a top-notch cleanser, builder, healer, protector, and rejuvenator of health. Few foods or medicines contain as many active live ingredients as wheat- grass. We cannot deny the fact that without wheatgrass and the other grasses that cover the earth, the human race could never have survived. Nor can we turn our backs on the amazing potential of wheatgrass as a superfood and medicine that is completely safe in any amount, and available to everybody for just pennies a day.
The following write-up is extracted and edited from 'The Wheatgrass Book' by Ann Wigmore. You can buy fresh Wheatgrass from www.pkdairy.com/products or order online on www.instamojo.com/pkDairy
Wheat grass is one of the so-called green foods that are valued by health-conscious individuals as a great natural source of nutrients. In juice form, it contains 70% chlorophyll. Chlorophyll functions as the blood of plant life. It closely resembles the molecules of’ human red blood cells.
Chlorophyll produces an unfavourable environment for bacterial growth, and therefore it is effective in increasing the body's resistance power.
Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food in itself. Due to its fibrous nature, which is indigestible by humans, wheatgrass must be (ideally) liquefied before it is consumed.
Wheat grass is known as for its cancer therapy. Drinking of wheat grass juice helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell. By increasing the oxygenation in the body, you can help offset smog and carbon monoxide and increase your endurance during physical exercise.
Wheat grass has been found to dissolve scars formed in the lungs, purifies the blood and organs and counteracts acids and toxins in the body. It helps to increase the enzyme level in our cells, aiding in the rejuvenation of the body and the metabolism of nutrients These enzymes assist in dissolving tumours.
Wheat grass contains 17 amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. The body uses these amino acids for things like building muscle tissue, repairing cells and clotting the blood. It is a rich natural source of vitamins A and C. Wheatgrass has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A of carrots. It is exceptionally rich in vitamins E, K, and B-complex. It is also a natural source of B-17.
Powdering wheatgrass is one of two options for consuming wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is grown hydroponically without soil at Pink Kow (PK Dairy) with our pre-fabricated kit. Tender wheatgrass leaves are cut on 7th day after plantation.
Wheatgrass leaf can then be turned into either powder or juice.
Wheatgrass powder is high in fibre and easier to carry during travels, while fresh juice is known to be easier on the digestive system.
Here's your step by step guide on How to Powder Wheatgrass at Home:
Things you will need:
Step by step guide:
Mix wheatgrass powder with water for consumption. Ideally, 3 grams of wheatgrass powder should be consumed with 275 ml of water.
1. It helps your body to build red blood cells which increase the blood’s oxygen-carrying ability.
2. It maintains blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body.
3. Wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland, helping with obesity, indigestion and a host of other complaints.
4. Wheatgrass nutrition helps restores alkalinity to the blood. Its abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity.
5. It is a great source of vitamins B, C, E and carotene which are hugely effective in destroying and eliminating free radicals and cleansing the body. Wheatgrass benefits Cancer.
6. Because it is also high in saponin, wheatgrass offers excellent support to the lymphatic system, helping to carry away hundreds and thousands of toxins from the cells of the body.
7. It has been used to treat digestive complaints such as peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation and diarrhoea.
8. Wheatgrass powder is a powerful detoxifier of our liver and blood.
9. The enzymes and amino acids in wheatgrass can protect us from carcinogens. It strengthens our cells, detoxifies the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralises environmental pollutants.
10. Wheatgrass fights tumours and neutralises toxins. Recent studies show that the juice has a powerful ability to fight tumours without the usual toxicity of drugs that also inhibit cell-destroying agents. The many active compounds found in grass juice cleanse the blood and neutralise and digest toxins in our cells.
11. Externally applied to the skin can help eliminate itching almost immediately.
12. When rubbed into the scalp before a shampoo, wheatgrass will help mend damaged hair and alleviate itchy scalp conditions.
13. It is soothing and healing for cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, sores, open ulcers, and sunburns. Use it as a poultice and replace every 2-4 hours.
14. Wheatgrass powders and juices are an extremely effective way of boosting the body’s immune system to fight against and recover from illnesses and ailments.
15. One enzyme found in wheatgrass, SOD, lessens the effects of radiation and acts as an anti-inflammatory compound that may prevent cellular damage following heart attacks or exposure to irritants.
16. Wheatgrass benefits weight loss.
Hydroponic Wheatgrass Trays are used to grow Wheatgrass at PK Dairy.
Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available today. However, to get the full benefit, the chlorophyll must come fresh from a living plant. Wheatgrass Juice is an effective healer because it contains all minerals and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
Wheatgrass Juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecules closely resemble that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form haemoglobin.
Chlorophyll contains enzymes and super-oxide dismutase, a copper-containing protein found in mature red blood cells. This enzyme decomposes superoxide radicals in the body into a more manageable form, thereby helping to slow down the ageing process.
Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other food element.
Science has proven that chlorophyll stops growth and development of unfriendly bacteria. Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a natural healer.
Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 115 minerals from the soil.
The bland soothing effect of chlorophyll (wheatgrass) ointments are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin, including: itching and burning of the rectum; ivy poisoning; weeping and dry eczema and even in conditions caused by insect bites or infection.
Doctors R. Redpath and J. C. Davis found chlorophyll packs inserted into the sinuses had a drying effect, clearing up congestion, and giving immediate relief. Congested head colds were cleared up within 24 hours.
Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body. Chlorophyll helps purify the liver. Chlorophyll improves blood sugar.
Dr. Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll “concentrated sun power.” He said, “chlorophyll increases the function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs.”
Wheatgrass Juice can dissolve the scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effect of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases haemoglobin production.
Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. This is beneficial because the brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly- oxygenated environment.
Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables.
Wheatgrass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, including the thirteen essential ones, combined with dozens of trace elements and enzymes.
Wheatgrass juice cures acne and even help to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet, of course, must be improved at the same time.
A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevent tooth decay.
Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches.
Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.
Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
Wheatgrass juice cures arthritis.
Wheatgrass juice is great for constipation and keeping the bowels open because it is high in magnesium.
Wheatgrass juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries. Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.
Wheatgrass is gluten-free because it’s cut before the grain forms.
Dr. Earp Thomas said, “Wheat is the king of all grain foods”. He found that an ounce of wheatgrass in a gallon of fluoridated water would turn the fluorine into harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compound. Used in wash water it adds softness to the face and hands. In the bath, it is most soothing.
It stops bleeding, eases itching, and helps sores and pimples to heal. Dr. Thomas further discovered that fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleaned and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water.
By taking wheatgrass juice, one may feel an increase in strength and endurance, renewed health and spirituality, and experience an overall sense of well-being.
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35 Incredible Wheatgrass Benefits:
Wheatgrass is unlike any other health food. Here are 35 reasons to incorporate wheatgrass into your daily routine.
1. Treat Skin Diseases:
Wheatgrass can be used to treat skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. While no clinical studies have been conducted as yet to support this, many testimonials of home treatments with wheatgrass seem to prove this claim.
There are several ways you can go about using wheatgrass for your skin. Pour wheatgrass juice into a few holes in an ice cube tray, freeze, and rub a cube across blemishes on your skin as well as on any scars or damaged areas. Alternatively, you could pour a cup of wheatgrass juice or powder into a warm bath and soak your body in the bath for at least 30 minutes.
2. Lose Weight:
If you have a few pounds to lose, wheatgrass may be the answer.
Wheatgrass contains selenium, which is crucial for the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. According to a 2013 study in Clinical Endocrinology, adding selenium to your diet can help improve irregular thyroid function, even when linked to other issues such as autoimmune diseases.
The thyroid is one of your body’s natural weight management tools, so ensure that your thyroid is healthy by downing a wheatgrass shot first thing in the morning.
3. Reduce Food Cravings:
Wheatgrass is loaded with so many nutrients that your body isn’t lusting for other foods to compensate for any lack of vitamins or minerals. Some common nutrient deficiencies — such as magnesium, iron, and omega-3s — can make you snack as your body searches for a source of these much-needed minerals. While the idea of your body searching for a precise food — such as almonds when you’re magnesium-deficient — is an old wives’ tale according to Dr. Mike Roussell, studies have shown that sugar cravings can often be linked to calcium and magnesium deficiencies, according to nutritionist Caroline Pearce.
4. Reduce Over Eating:
Take a wheatgrass supplement (or juice shot) each morning on an empty stomach, and it may prevent overeating throughout the day.
5. Detox Your Cells:
Wheatgrass is highly alkaline and high in nutrients, making it the perfect tool for a detox. While the jury is still out on whether alkaline diets can truly change the alkalinity or acidity of your blood, nutritionists agree that by eating an alkaline diet, we inadvertently end up eating healthier.
As Dr. Melinda Ratini told WebMD, “The foods you’re supposed to eat on the alkaline diet are good for you and will support a healthy weight loss: lots of fruits and vegetables, and lots of water.”
No matter how you slice it, a move towards a more alkaline diet is a good idea. Accompanied by other alkaline foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and legumes, wheatgrass is a great way to prime your cell function.
6. Improve Immunity:
One of the top documented wheatgrass benefits is its ability to increase red blood cells in the body, Parikh notes, making it an excellent immunity booster.
A 2004 study in the journal of Indian Pediatrics showed that wheatgrass was such a powerful red blood cell booster it was able to reduce the need for transfusions in patients.
Take a shot when you’re particularly susceptible to cold, flu, and infection to give your immune system a jolt.
7. Stimulate Circulation:
Wheatgrass has the ability to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood, making it a great way to stimulate circulation.
While a 2008 study in the Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine showed that wheatgrass does not significantly increase the blood oxygen levels of resting individuals, a follow-up study in the same journal showed that wheatgrass did, in fact, increase oxygen levels when taken directly before exercise.
To take advantage of this benefit, take a shot of wheatgrass before beginning your regular exercise regime.
8. Improve Digestion:
Instead of reaching for antacids to relieve heartburn or indigestion, introduce wheatgrass into your daily regimen.
Wheatgrass contains several elements that can boost digestion, including a great deal of fiber, and B complex vitamins, which boost the function of the muscles of the digestive system, according to Dr. Marc Micozzi.
“In general (B complex vitamins) help move energy obtained from food into the tissue cells, where it is needed,” he says. Thiamine helps convert carbs into energy, and riboflavin keeps the mucosal lining of your digestive tract healthy; wheatgrass contains both.
9. Treat Arthritis:
Health experts believe wheatgrass is effective in treating arthritis. A 2012 study in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research showed that rheumatoid arthritis patients who followed a raw vegetarian diet rich in lactobacilli saw decreased symptoms, and that nearly half of these benefits were due to the increased consumption of fermented wheat drinks, wheatgrass drinks, fiber, and iron.
Chlorophyll is thought to fight inflammation, which is associated with joint pain and may be the reason wheatgrass is so helpful in these cases.
10. Reduce Fatigue:
When you experience fatigue, your body is likely deprived of rest and is dealing with a weakened immune system.
Not only does chlorophyll boost the immune system, it also helps to increase oxygen supply in your body’s cells and tissues, contributing to cell regeneration, which heals the body and reduces fatigue symptoms.
Chlorophyll is also naturally regenerative for the adrenal glands, according to Ellen Tart-Jensen, Ph.D, D.Sc. Boosting the adrenal system is crucial for sufferers of chronic fatigue.
11. Get Rid of Body Odor:
Wheatgrass has been attributed with natural body odor reduction properties since the 1950s. It is said that regular consumption or application of wheatgrass can help decrease body odor.
While studies have yet to confirm any direct correlation between the consumption of wheatgrass and reduced body odor, studies have shown that body odor is worse in those who are not consuming enough fiber, as body odor can be a sign of poor digestion or gut health, according to Kevin Wilson, ND.
“Particularly bad-smelling sweat may be due to problems digesting dietary fats (causing a rancid odor) or a magnesium deficiency (producing a locker-room smell),” he writes for BottomLineInc. Luckily, wheatgrass helps on both fronts.
12. Treat Skin Wounds:
By regenerating cells, wheatgrass juice can treat skin wounds and help them heal faster. A 2014 study in the Journal of Science and Healing Outcomes showed that topical application of wheatgrass was so powerful it was able to reduce plantar lesions in leprosy patients.
To use wheatgrass topically, dab wheatgrass juice on the skin with a cotton ball, and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing and patting dry with a towel.
13. Prevent Tooth Decay:
Wheatgrass has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can increase mouth health and reduce the risk of cavities and gum inflammation when drunk.
This stems from the chlorophyll contained in wheatgrass, which, according to a study in 2007 study in Revista Sul-Brasileira de Odontologia, is so powerful in its antimicrobial properties that it was shown to have effects on curing candida albicans, which may mean that wheatgrass can help treat cases of oral thrush as well.
14. Cleanse the Liver:
Wheatgrass is probably best known for its effects on the liver.
The liver processes what the body ingests, and with its detoxifying properties, nutrients, and enzymes, wheatgrass is able to restore and revitalize this crucial organ. A 2014 study in the Journal of Membrane Biology showed that wheatgrass consumption could even protect the liver against the detrimental effects of alcohol.
15. Treat Sunburn:
Just as wheatgrass is able to treat wounds, it is also able to accelerate the healing process of burnt skin, according to a 1945 study. While no more recent scientific studies have yet been conducted, the great deal of anecdotal evidence surrounding this use of wheatgrass — complete with its proven anti-inflammatory benefits — gives us hope that wheatgrass’ properties extend this far.
Dab wheatgrass juice to the skin with a cotton ball and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing and patting dry with a towel.
16. Stabilize Lipid Levels:
Wheatgrass improves lipid levels, which means it’s a great tool for managing high cholesterol. A 2011 study in Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica showed that wheatgrass reduced hyperlipidemia in rats and could be a tool to aid in reducing cholesterol.
17. Clear Sinus Congestion:
As wheatgrass supports immunity and reduces inflammation, it can also be an excellent tool for reducing congestion.
Some tout the benefits of snorting wheatgrass juice through the nose to clear the sinuses by pulling toxins and breaking up mucus–which we don’t recommend. Fortunately, you can just as easily reap these benefits by drinking wheatgrass.
18. Get Rid of Acne:
Wheatgrass’ antibacterial benefits and its ability to reduce chronic inflammation combine to make wheatgrass an excellent tool to reduce acne and occasional breakouts.
19. Prevent Cancer:
Wheatgrass’s anti-cancer benefits stem from its blood oxygenating ability; cancer thrives in a low-oxygen environment, so wheatgrass may contribute to cancer prevention in this way.
In addition, Parikh notes, “Wheatgrass has enzymes that fight carcinogens and reduce the toxic load of radiation, pollution, and heavy metals.”
Just remember that since wheatgrass’ ability to oxygenate the blood is activated with exercise, pair your wheatgrass shots with your favorite workout.
20. Fight the Common Cold:
Steer clear of colds with wheatgrass supplements to boost immunity and make sure your body is getting all the vitamins it needs.
If you aren’t keen on taking wheatgrass supplements year round, instead home in on the cold-weather seasons, where the chances of contracting the common cold is much higher.
21. Treat a Hangover:
The abundance of alkalinity in wheatgrass may offset the acidity caused by alcohol consumption, which means that wheatgrass could be a great way to start off the morning after.
Even if you’re not convinced that you can change the alkalinity of your blood, however, it’s never a bad idea to add extra vitamins and minerals to your routine after a night of drinking.
22. Improve the Mood:
Wheatgrass can improve your mood in a variety of ways.
Not only, according to a 2014 literature review in the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Innovation, does it boost the adrenal system thanks to its vitamin K and magnesium content, helping your body to better deal with stress, but it’s also rich in iron. A deficiency in iron can cause fatigue, which worsens mood and makes you feel blasé and unenthused, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The vitamins in wheatgrass are effective in helping you to overcome anxiety and achieve a better state of mental health, and its helpfulness in boosting the adrenal system allows you to better manage stress.
24. Fight Depression:
A 2008 study in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry addressed an all-important topic often overlooked by nutritional science: while we often tout the benefits of different foods for physical health, foods can also benefit mental health, and not just when it comes to your mood.
The study showed that keeping iron levels balanced is crucial for those suffering from depression, and the iron in wheatgrass is one way to contribute to this.
25. Improve the Appearance of Nails:
A glance at your nails can give you a pretty good idea of the state of your health. A lack of iron in your diet or poor circulation are often the main reasons why your nails are weak, have white spots, or are rough in texture and yellow or blue in color.
Wheatgrass’ ability to boost red blood cell health also boosts circulation, allowing blood to reach the ends of your fingers and giving life to otherwise lackluster nails.
26. Ease Menstrual Pains:
Irregular and painful menstrual cycles can be attributed to malnourishment or vitamin and mineral deficiencies, particularly of magnesium and niacin, according to a 1981 study in the American Journal of Clinical nutrition.
Wheatgrass’s abundance of vitamins helps to fill in any holes in your diet, helping you to weather through that time of the month more easily.
27. Combat Bowel Inflammation:
In addition to wheatgrass’ general anti-inflammatory qualities, it has been proven to fight inflammation in the bowel linked to several diseases including Crohn’s and IBS.
28. Neutralize Infections:
The chlorophyll in wheatgrass helps to fight off bacterial infections and bring the body into equilibrium. It does this in several ways: it prevents general inflammation, it improves your body’s natural immunity, and it contains anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agents. With these qualities combined, wheatgrass becomes excellent at neutralizing a myriad of infections.
29. Slow Aging:
The amino acid chains and antioxidants in wheatgrass can help repair damaged DNA and reduce the effect of free radicals, which harm these essential elements of our cells, according to a 2006 study in Phytotherapy Research.
Damaged DNA can wreak havoc in your body, causing sterility, genetic abnormalities, and abnormal or quicker aging, and supplementing with wheatgrass is a great way to stave off these and other related issues.
30. Fight Radiation:
In one study, wheatgrass extract proved successful in topically treating acute radiation-induced skin reactions. In fact, studies conducted by the U.S. Army showed that guinea pigs exposed to radiation and then given chlorophyll-rich diets had half the mortality rates of the control group.
We are exposed to radiation on a daily basis, from our iPhones to iPads, and wheatgrass makes for a useful tool in offsetting overexposure.
31. Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels:
Wheatgrass was shown to be a powerful anti-hyperglycemic agent in a 2016 study in Toxicology and Industrial Health.
The study showed that wheatgrass could be beneficial for those suffering from diabetes or other hyperglycemic issues. This makes it a fitting supplement for those with diabetes or who are trying to reduce blood sugar levels.
32. Feed Your Brain:
The chlorophyll in wheatgrass fuels the body with oxygen, thanks to its ability to increase red blood cell health. Oxygen is vital to many body processes, especially for the brain, which uses 25 percent of the body’s oxygen supply. Wheatgrass is, quite literally, brain food.
33. Get Rid of Dandruff:
Dandruff thrives on a dry, unhealthy scalp. While no clinical studies have proven wheatgrass’s ability to cure this problem, countless people affirm that rinsing the hair with wheatgrass can help to balance the pH of your scalp and ultimately repair it, and wheatgrass’ ability to improve other skin ailments makes this home remedy worth a try.
34. Increase Fertility:
If you’re trying for a baby, get a shot of wheatgrass into your hubby’s breakfast too.
Wheatgrass contains P4D1, a compound that impacts sperm cells and DNA, ultimately increasing fertility, according to Dr. Yasuo Hotta, a biologist at the University of California, San Diego.
35. Develop a More Discernible Palate:
Including nutrient-dense foods like wheatgrass in your diet can help you wean off of unhealthy, nutritionally-devoid foods. By balancing your body’s pH and satisfying your nutritional needs — not to mention developing a healthy habit — , wheatgrass steers you away from cravings for foods packed with sugar, excess fat, and preservatives, and ultimately trains your taste buds to start craving healthier foods and to appreciate subtle flavors more fully.
Source: Organic Authority