10 Things About Wheatgrass That You May Not Know

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Wheatgrass, this superfood in the wheat family is a good source of many vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. It benefits our health in many ways, here are some interesting facts and great uses of wheatgrass:

1. Wheatgrass has a strong alkalizing and detoxifying effect on the body due to the high amount of chlorophyll it contains, which is antibacterial, and can be used as a natural healer for the body.

2. Wheatgrass is high in oxygen and it works effectively to boost your energy.

3. It’s recommended to drink wheatgrass juice often as it contains more than 100 elements the needed by humans. Except the well-known vitamins, such as vitamin A, C, E, B vitamins, protein and 17 amino acids, it also contains all minerals known to man.

4. Wheatgrass itself only takes one minutes to digest while it works great to improve digestion.

5. Do you know wheatgrass is actually gluten-free, even though there is the word “wheat” in its name.

6. Wheatgrass is a good mouthwash and prevents gum disease and toothaches. It’s said that hold it in the mouth, you can get a relief of toothaches inside 5 minutes.

7. Wheatgrass juice is a natural skin cleanser, simply pour the juice in a tub of warm water, soak in it for some minutes.

8. This plant is easy to grow from seeds at home, and it can protect you from the radiation, pollution and ordors in the house.

9. Drinking wheatgrass juice regularly helps you remove heavy metals out of your body, some toxic metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum and copper, can be removed with a small amount of wheatgrass juice.

10. Wheatgrass also helps overcome dandruff. Rub the wheatgrass juice into the scalp, then rinse and shampoo.

It will be good for you if you drink wheatgrass juice often, and it does not lose effectiveness if you blend it with other juices. Here are some wheat grass juice recipes, choose which one you like:

Apple-Carrot-Wheatgrass

  • 2 apples
  • 3 carrots
  • 30ml wheatgrass juice

Miracle Cleansing Juice

  • 1/2 beetroot
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1/2 lemon
  • A small hadful of mint
  • 30ml wheatgrass juice

Pineapple-Mint-Wheatgrass

  • 1/4 pineapple
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 30ml wheatgrass juice

Orange-Banana-Lime-Wheatgrass

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 banana
  • 1 lime
  • 30ml wheatgrass juice

If you want to consume wheatgrass in other ways, the recipes at easy-wheatgrass.com will help you!

Sources:

1) http://wakeup-world.com/

2) http://www.living-foods.com/articles/35uses.html

3) http://healthykitchens.com/

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