Wheatgrass itself has a lengthy and colorful history. The first documented use dates back as far as 5,000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians were said to consume the fresh grass as a way to revitalize and re-energize themselves. Happily, today there are many other more appetizing ways to prepare it, from juicing to smoothies, salads to powders.
In this post, learn more about what this natural “superfood” has to offer.
Nutrition Your Body Needs
Wheatgrass is quite simply packed with healthy vitamins and minerals, each of which your body needs in different amounts to stay healthy.
Here is a list of some of the main known health nutrients in the grass:
– Vitamin E.
– Vitamin C.
– Vitamin K.
– Vitamin B6.
– Vitamin A.
– Pantothenic acid.
It does not matter what type of preparation you use. You will still receive each of these nutrients as well through a powder or a pill, a juice or a smoothie. What is important to consider is the quantity each preparation provides per serving.
Also, as always, before adding anything new to your diet, it is always a good idea to talk with your doctor about the proper amount of wheat grass and how best to take it in.
Health and Detoxification
Wheatgrass is such a healthy source of nutrition that it can make its presence felt when you first start taking it! This is especially true if perhaps you haven’t been making the healthiest food choices in the past.
For example, if you have been eating a lot of sugar and now you are cutting back on sugar and taking in wheat grass to help your body replenish lost nutrients, you might get what many people call a “sugar headache” at first. But if you persevere, the wheat grass will help your body quickly replenish and your headaches will disappear.
This process of cleaning toxins out of your body is called “detoxification.” Typically, the detoxification process takes just a day or two, and then you will start to feel the energizing and revitalizing effects of wheat grass.
Wheatgrass for Pets and People
If you have a pet, you may have noticed the little pots of wheat grass that are sold in many pet stores for pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, birds and many other pets) to graze on. This is the same wheat grass that people eat as well – it is just as healthy for your non-human family members as it is for you and your human family!
You can even grow your own from the seeds and harvest two or three clippings before growing a new batch of seeds. This is a great way to maintain your health and nutrition while also saving money on expensive store-bought cuttings and juice. You can either juice the grass yourself at home or mix up the clippings into a tasty salad or stir-fry dish. Or you can combine it with other fruits and vegetables to make a delicious smoothie in your blender.
One of the greatest things about wheat grass is how well it blends in with the other fruits and vegetables you are already eating. You may not even taste it there, but it packs a nutritional punch and you will definitely notice that you feel healthier and more energetic. In fact, your whole family will notice the difference in energy and vitality once you add this superfood to your daily diet.