Why I drink Wheatgrass and 3 reasons it may help you
First up, let’s clear a few of the most common questions very quickly. This seems to be trendy and people all over instagram are taking selfies to make a health statement and be seen looking after their health. For good reason and we will explain how this has become superfood below;
What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass a whole food medicine. It is a relative of wheat and usually always seen as a young grass and sprouted. This isn’t to say it is like the wheat we put in bread as this confuses many people. This is known as triticum aestivum. People for many years have been reaping the benefits that this amazing grass provides. This chlorophyll rich food is a vital super greens to be included into your daily diet.
Is Wheatgrass Gluten Free?
Yes. It is gluten free but always make sure when purchasing, that it is Gluten free approved and packaged in a gluten free facility. If you’re gluten intolerant, don’t worry, it is celiac disease friendly. But if you do notice any side effects, as with anything you’re taking consult your doctor immediately.
What does Wheatgrass do for your body?
Rich in micronutrients and those wonderful antioxidants we need. Antioxidants fight free radicals, oxidative stress and cell damage 24/7 to maintain optimal health. High in all the vitamins and minerals your body and mind needs to thrive. It has a high nutritional content.
What are the types of Wheatgrass?
You should always eat food in its whole food form. This is ideal. Sometimes we need a helping hand and this is when juices, tablets and powders come in handy for us.
There’s a few ways you’ll see wheatgrass prepared for you;
The wheatgrass juice will provide a wheatgrass shot and when grown correctly should have a sweet taste to it. I grew wheatgrass and the first harvest from the sprouts is the sweetest, so this is the one you stick with. The best way to consume wheatgrass will always be freshly juiced. Same goes for any food it best eaten fresh in its whole food form. The 2nd best option for you is in a powder form.
Nutrition facts and benefits of Wheatgrass
Helping your bodies ability to detox, fight disease and maintain optimal health is all part of the work that wheatgrass does once you take the time to consume it daily. High in fibre it will help keep you regular and improve gut health. Without good gut health, your nutrients won’t make it to where they need to go, into your cells.
Packed with Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Amino Acids
An amazing superfood which assists in balancing blood sugar levels.
Here are 5 benefits to consuming this vital greens we call Wheatgrass.
- Vitamins and Nutrients
- Healthier Gut
- Sun Protection
- Low Calorie & Low Carb
There’s no doubt about it, your mom was right about this one: eating your vegetables is good for you! And, when it comes to choosing what veggies to eat, it’s hard to beat leafy greens. In case doing what your mom says isn’t motivation enough, here are five great reasons to gobble down your greens:
1. Rich with Vitamins and Nutrients
Rich in micronutrients and great sources of vitamins A, C, E and K. Support a healthy immune system and keep the doctor away. Your body and mind needs nutrients and this amazing grass is packed!
2. Antioxidants are Anti-Cancer Agents
Wheatgrass help keep cells healthy and provides an antioxidant boost when it comes to cancer prevention. No, I’m not saying wheatgrass is cures or prevents cancer, lets just make sure this point is made. But it is proven that antioxidants help keep us free of it by fighting cancer cells. Just so happens that wheatgrass is loaded with antioxidants. The National Cancer Institute provides this fact sheet about antioxidants and how they can help clean up the free radicals associated with reduced cancer risk. But please do your own research, read the scientific evidence and consult your doctor before adding any additional food type or supplement into your diet.
3. A Healthy Gut is a Happy Gut
Gut is priority and your health depends on it. Plenty of green vegetables and wheatgrass help maintain a healthy gut biome, PH balance, digestion and insure your having regular bowel movements.
4. Sun Protection
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of chemicals found in wheatgrass can help mitigate damage caused from the sun. Just put the right things into your body and the health benefits are usually endless.
5. Low Calorie, Low Carbs
Low on the glycemic index, sprouted wheatgrass won’t spike insulin, in fact it helps prevent it. Amazing health benefits come from a consistent balanced blood sugar level. If weight loss is important to you, this is a great addition to your healthy diet and supplement protocol. It’s high in fibre and will help keep you light, without the bloat.
Can Wheatgrass help make you look younger?
We all want youthful skin and we try do what we can to have younger skin for longer. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it needs food too, so feed it quality nutrients if you want quality skin. All the skin care products won’t make a different if you’re not treating it right from the inside, so that means feed it what it needs. Your skin need adequate hydration which is another reason why you should consume it first up in the morning with 250ml of water.
Your skin needs vitamins, minerals and water 24/7. Your skin needs you!
Do the right thing today so you look younger, age slower and maintaining that beautiful soft skin you’ll be proud of for years to come. Feed your skin what it needs to look younger.
Can Wheatgrass Reduce Inflammation?
The biggest concern is not the inflammation you can feel and see, it’s the inflammation you don’t know that’s there. This is called silent inflammation and its the one you should be more concerned with. It can be anywhere in your body and you wouldn’t know it. Wheatgrass is loaded with nutrients that help reduce inflammation. So make a promise to yourself and feed yourself correctly, move your body regularly and find the relaxing moments on a regular basis.
How Much Wheatgrass to consume each day?
Juice: If you’re taking shots of Wheatgrass Juice, it is recommended you only need 1 or 2 per day.
Powder: If you’re taking powder, it is recommended you take 10g to 20g per day.
When to consume Wheatgrass?
Normally best to consume it as soon as you wake up. Check out this video here to learn more. When consuming the powdered form, just mix 5g to 10g of powder in 250ml of water. This is perfect as your body has been dialising all night and is ready to get those toxins out of the body. The quicker this happens, the quicker you’ll feel lighter, fresher and energised ready for your day.
It is also a great way to hydrate yourself as many leave this until too late in the morning. I suggest hydrating upon awakening. Life gets busy and we need something efficient, click here to learn more on how to implement greens into your busy lifestyle.
Why whole wheatgrass powder?
Mother Nature created the perfect formula. With just the right amounts of nutrients, micronutrients, cofactors and coenzymes. It is our job to make sure we retain mother nature’s perfect work, the perfect formulation. Your body needs the coenzymes and cofactors for optimal health so we make sure these are retained.
A whole food supplement, which means it’s in the class of ‘therapeutic foods. A bioavailable, high-potency supplement, easily absorbed and light on the stomach. So the perfect formula had been created and put into a powdered form.
The History of Wheatgrass
Starting in the western world in the 1930’s, Charles Schnabel began experiments. In 1940 he created the first wheatgrass supplement and pharmacies across the USA and Canada selling out of this superfood wonder supplement powder. People couldn’t get enough of it. It all started on April 15, 1933 when he applied for a patent on the product he was developing. He made his family consume the product and none of his children ever has a serious illness or disease and never ever had any tooth decay. This product was Wheatgrass Powder. A point to note is that he called it a ‘whole food powder’.
He would dehydrate the sprouted wheatgrass and gently put it into a powdered form. He did not use juice. Charles insisted the harvest needed to take place at the right time in the growth of the grass in what he called the ‘jointing’ stage. He said this is what made his wheatgrass powder superior than any others.
Another notable is Ann Wigmore, the founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute. Promoting the plant as part of her belief in a raw food diet. She believed it could treat serious ailments and conditions and cleanse the body of toxins, provide a balance of nutrients and micronutrients from a whole food source.
The health benefits of wheatgrass goes way back and millions of people have and continue to have benefits today from this superfood powder. We must thank the pioneers!
A Whole Food Super Greens Powder Could Be the Answer
Juicing takes time and many stop after a couple of days, but rather than do nothing, do something. Having a 5 Greens Whole Food Vitamin Powder handy could make your life and so much easier, more efficient and your health so much better. Add 1 scoop to 250ml glass of water or your favorite juice and in ten seconds you’ll have an amazing green juice ready. Providing you with as many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as 100g serving of green leafy vegetables. Consume your supplements in a natural form that is as close to the whole, natural, unprocessed form (clean whole food) to get the maximum health benefits. Too often, vitamins in pill form are synthetic and you end up flushing them down the toilet. So check what you’re buying when you’re buying vitamins. I am not saying vitamins shouldn’t be part of your supplement protocol and daily diet, I really believe they should be. I take vitamins too, but know what you’re buying.
Look, wheatgrass benefits are through the roof and is going to be something that you consume for your health, not something you’ll have as a treat. But it should be looked at as a treat, as you’re giving your body what it needs. So do the right thing, treat yourself and nourish your body and mind with what you need to thrive.
You only need a small amount, it’s simple and you’ll feel amazing. Whether it is in juice or powdered form, get it when you can. I love the juice, but this isn’t always available and I don’t have the time to grow the sprouts myself. So I keep a tub handy at all times so I begin my day right.
Drinking wheatgrass juice or adding wheatgrass to your day may help increase red blood cells, it may help assist lowering your high cholesterol and help with ulcerative colitis.
Try it for yourself.
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Adam Phillips – Founder of Life Grip
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