The Potency of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is one of the healthiest substances on this planet, tied intimately to the original solar energy we all rely on to survive. If you want to lose weight, power workouts, build lean muscle, eliminate body odor or bad breath, resist illness, have cleaner clearer skin, see your health improve, and your energy levels skyrocket, then wheatgrass should be a part of your diet.
Wheatgrass has more than 90 minerals with a high concentration of potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Wheatgrass is packed with vitamins. It has more vitamin C than oranges and more vitamin A than carrots, along with plenty of vitamin B and E too. Wheatgrass is a complete food, rich in essential and nonessential amino acids.
Wheatgrass contains powerful essential enzymes that strengthen the heart, improve digestion, break down fat, and act as potent antioxidants that slow cellular aging, lesson the effects of radiation, and boost immune function. One such antioxidant, superoxide dismutase (SOD), has been linked to effectively fighting cancer and other illnesses. SOD is crucial to immune function as well.
Wheatgrass helps the body cleanse and build the blood. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass is very similar to hemoglobin in the blood. Wheatgrass has been shown to increase the number of red blood cells and help carry more oxygen throughout the body to energize cells and metabolism. Chlorophyll also balances blood pressure, removes carbon dioxide, and deodorizes the mouth and body.
Wheatgrass has a high concentration of saponins, compounds that plants use to protect themselves against bacterial or fungal attacks. These saponins have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immune boosting, and detoxifying effects. They are being studied for their beneficial effects on cholesterol, blood sugar, and cancer as well. Saponins have a detergent-like effect in the digestive system, breaking down mucus, crystalized acids, and decaying matter to be removed.
Wheatgrass is also completely different than the golden grain this plant produces later in life. The green grass does not contain gluten and doesn’t acidify the body like wheat.
Wheatgrass can be found in powdered supplements. These supplements may include other beneficial greens for even more health intensifying ingredients. Spinach, alfalfa, barley grass, oat grass, parsley, and yucca are excellent sources of phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and saponins. You can also juice wheatgrass and other greens fresh if you are willing to take some time to grow them.
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About Charlie Pulsipher
Charlie Pulsipher is a health and fitness enthusiast, writer, author, and neighborhood do-gooder. He shifted his education from Biochemistry to English Literature in an attempt to avoid math, but never stopped loving the natural world of the miniscule. He has published several fantasy and science fiction novels and helped others publish more down to earth books about natural foods. He can’t stop writing. He is probably happily tapping away on some keyboard even now.