Eat Your Weeds?
No, you don’t have to graze in a field like a farm animal to benefit from wheatgrass. Some people grow this superfood themselves, while others prefer taking it in supplement form. Either way, you’ll rack up the health benefits.
How Wheatgrass Helps Your Health
Some have claimed that it contains more nutrients than other super-veggies, but that’s not true. What is true is that this super grass contains specific benefits that will improve your health in ways other plants can’t.
Consisting of approximately 70% chlorophyll, wheatgrass is bright green in color. (Other green veggies like spinach and broccoli contain beneficial amounts of chlorophyll, too.) Chlorophyll’s magnesium content helps build red blood cells, giving you energy by providing oxygen to your blood.
Chlorophyll also helps detoxify the body from pesky free radicals that wreak havoc on your cells and lead to cancer.
Another popular benefit of wheatgrass is its ability to keep your pH levels in balance, a quality referred to as alkalinity. Maintaining a good pH balance is key to boosting energy and feeling stronger. It also helps reduce inflammation and heal wounds.
Another unexpected benefit: it helps with bad breath and body odor!
What Kind of Wheatgrass Supplements Are Best?
Unless you plan to grow and harvest your own wheatgrass, supplements are the way to go. Wheatgrass comes in juice or powder-to-juice form. Fair warning: these drinks don’t have a reputation for good taste.
If you want the benefits but can’t stomach a shot, consider a taking a combo-supplement that includes wheatgrass as one of a variety of ingredients. Usually, as with great-tasting supplements like Athletic Greens, the flavors of other ingredients will eclipse its grassy taste.
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