The Benefits of Wheatgrass

If you have heard about wheatgrass shots, then you probably have heard that they do not taste the best. Nonetheless, the health benefits most definitely make up for the acquired taste. The good news is that this taste can often be masked by other fruits or vegetables in smoothies!

Wheatgrass is extremely high in nutrients such as chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Around seventeen amino acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, glutathione, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin A can be found in a typical wheatgrass shot. This drink is also a good source of antioxidants that help to protect health cells and to remove free radicals from the body. Some individuals will drink a wheatgrass shot in order to detox since it is high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is believed to help regulate a healthy inflammation response, has antimicrobial properties, support blood product and the immune system, and help with feelings of vitality.  

Fresh wheatgrass can typically be purchased from various health food stores or the powdered version is also available through companies like Amazing Grass. Here are some different ways to incorporate wheatgrass into meals:

Wheatgrass Shot

Wheatgrass Lemonade

Matcha Wheatgrass Latte

To the Max Green Smoothie

Orange Wheatgrass Smoothie

Wheatgrass Avocado Kiwi Smoothie

Green Tea and Wheatgrass Smoothie

Lime + Avocado + Wheatgrass Smoothie

Baby Spinach, Blueberry, and Wheatgrass Smoothie

Alkalizing Green Mango, Banana, and Wheatgrass Smoothie

All in all, there are other unsubstantiated claims that it can kill cancerous cells, reduce cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar. It is believed that wheatgrass can be beneficial to patients with chronic illnesses as wheatgrass can lower harmful amounts of inflammation. As always, it is important to make sure these claims are scientifically proven before believing them. 

Resources:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wheatgrass-benefits

https://www.healthline.com/health/liquid-chlorophyll-benefits-risks

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/wheatgrass/faq-20058018