Many of you know what wheatgrass is and why I recommend it so much. Perhaps, some of you are saying, “Drinking wheatgrass-no way!” Hear me out. If you are suffering from these health problems, take wheatgrass for energy,chronic pain, arthritis, wrinkled skin, gray hair, high blood pressure, constipation, rashes, PMS, bad breath and more.
According to excerpts from Ann Wigmore’s The Wheatgrass Book, the benefits of wheatgrass include increased red blood-cell count, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, lower blood pressure, restored alkalinity, pain relief, relief from peptic ulcers.
Wheatgrass For Your Hair
Regular consumption of wheatgrass makes your hair grow faster due to the presence of vitamins B12 and C, iron, and iodine. They strengthen your hair follicles, thus preventing breakage and hair fall. Wheatgrass can mend damaged hair. It turns gray hair to its natural color again and helps with itchy, scaly, scalp conditions.
Wheatgrass is abundant in these nutrients:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic acid
- Amino Acids
Wheatgrass for the Skin
You can use wheatgrass topically for cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, sores, open ulcers and tumors.
Wheatgrass for Wrinkles
Wheatgrass rejuvenates aging cells. Thus, it’s able to slow the aging process and will help tighten loose and sagging skin. Wheatgrass also promotes youthfulness.
Wheatgrass for Energy and Immune System
Wheatgrass will boost immunity and energy by increasing your red blood cell count. The richness of chlorophyll delivers more oxygen to the blood thus strengthening the immune system.
The Hippocrates Health Institute says “[Wheatgrass] has a remarkable similarity to our own blood. The second important nutritional aspect of chlorophyll is its remarkable similarity to hemoglobin, the compound that carries oxygen in the blood. Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, president of the Hagiwara Institute of Health in Japan, is a leading advocate for the use of grass as food and medicine. He reasons that since chlorophyll is soluble in fat particles, and fat particles are absorbed directly into the blood via the lymphatic system, that chlorophyll can also be absorbed in this way. In other words, when the “blood” of plants is absorbed in humans it is transformed into human blood, which transports nutrients to every cell of the body.” Incredible!
Wheatgrass tastes fresh, and yes grasslike, with a sweet aftertaste that many people enjoy. For some, it’s definitely an acquired taste, but the benefits are worth it. Pets love it, which is why they sell it at many pet supply stores.
How to take wheatgrass
You can take 1-3 oz. of wheatgrass juice 1-2 times per day.