Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Wonders of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass has gained popularity in the past ten years with more juice and smoothie shops opening up. But do you actually know why wheatgrass is good for you? Do you know anything about wheatgrass other than you should take it because it is healthy?

What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is the grass of the wheat plant known as Triticum Aestivum. It is extracted into juice or dried for you to eat. These are a rich source of chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes, which are all beneficial to your body. Wheatgrass has an extensive range of health benefits ranging from giving supplemental nutrition to possessing curative properties.

Here are the major health benefits of taking wheatgrass:

Boosts your energy levels
Wheatgrass gets absorbed into your bloodstream immediately and gives a great boost to your energy levels. The vitality that you get from consuming wheat grass is remarkable. It makes you feel energized and refreshed all through the day.

Provides important nutrients for your body
It comprises a number of minerals and vitamins that are important for the maintenance of your body. It is a complete protein and contains around 30 enzymes. It is an excellent source of phosphorus, iron, sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, cobalt, sulphur, and zinc-all of which your body needs.

Body building
It comprises high doses of enzymes and chlorophyll. There is 70% chlorophyll that makes it an important body builder for you. It helps to build blood in your body. It has been shown to build red blood cells after you ingest it. It is also known to normalize increased high blood pressure and also stimulate healthy growth of tissues and cells. All of which help your body to repair and build itself.

Cleansing your body
The detergent factors that are present in wheatgrass juice cleanses your lymph system. This helps to remove many toxins from your body. It helps to breakdown the mucous that has been formed due to diseases and allow it to drain away from your body. The chlorophyll that is present in wheatgrass will help to bring the toxins that have been stored away in your cells into the bloodstream.

Helps you with weight control
It comprises so many nutrients that you may not feel food cravings after taking the juice. Also, it is a quick source of energy and is assimilated in your blood within 20 minutes. This prevents fatigue when you are trying to lose weight.

Stops the growth of unfriendly bacteria
Wheatgrass prevents the setting up of a favorable environment for the growth of bacteria in your body. It does not work on the bacteria directly but hinders its development, which will help your body dispose of it.

Apart from these functions there are a number of other ways that wheatgrass helps your body. Research has shown that wheatgrass reduced the risk of developing certain types of cancer. It is also important in reducing anemia. It has been shown that the red cell count became normalized within a few days of administering chlorophyll. It is also effective in neutralizing odors due to nervousness, perspiration from physical exercise, menstrual odors, and many more, which you know can be handy.

The soothing effect of chlorophyll is extremely beneficial for the treatment of a number of skin diseases as well. Chlorophyll packs when inserted into sinuses creates a drying effect. It clears up the congestion and is known to give immediate relief. Regular consumption of wheatgrass is also important to fight off colds.

Now that you know all the benefits of wheatgrass, give it a second glance when you see it at your vitamin shop or when you stop in for a smoothie. The benefits on your body are straight forward, it helps to keep you feeling and looking good.

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