Friday, March 20, 2015

Wheatgrass : A Herbal dose for Good Health

Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It grows in temperate regions throughout India and can live indoors or outdoors. Many people grow their own wheatgrass by putting wheat seeds in water and then harvesting the leaves. It is sold either as a juice or powder.

The leaves are tough to digest, so they’re usually crushed and squeezed to make juice. Wheatgrass leaves also can be dried and made into tablets or capsules.

After a lot of research on the internet, I included Wheatgrass in my diet. An interesting fact about Wheatgrass is that it is a natural source of vitamins and minerals (a few of which are antioxidants) including Chlorophyll, Flavonoids, Amino acids, Enzymes, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), Minerals, Vitamins, Saponins. One ounce of wheatgrass juice has vitamin and mineral content equal to one ounce of fresh vegetables. Just Imagine one herb contains so many nutrients.

You may now wonder how does wheatgrass actually work, well let me enlist its features nutrients-wise-
Chlorophyll -

Antioxidant (free radical scavanger)

Helps preventing Cancer

Supports Blood circulation & increases Hemoglobin

Helps combat body odor

Helps in wound healing


1) Flavonoids


Delays or prevents the onset of diseases caused by Free radicals

2) Amino acids

Anti-inflammatory activity

Improvement of endothelial functions

Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases

Reduces high blood pressure

Inhibits platelet aggregation

Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial

Building blocks for protein.

Energizes the body

3) Enzymes


Regulation of biochemical reactions

Cancer prevention

Stimulates Cellular Repair

4) Fatty Acids


Supports Cardiovascular, Reproductive, Nervous & Immune system

5) Minerals


Plays vital role in biological processes

Fatty Acids


Supports Cardiovascular, Reproductive, Nervous & Immune system

6) Minerals


Plays vital role in biological processes

7) Vitamins


Beneficial for good vision

Supports tissue growth

Helpful in wound healing

Helpful in formation of hemoglobin

8) Saponins

Essential for healthy functioning of Nervous system

Supports Reproductive health

Builds Immunity

Helps in Detoxification

Cancer prevention

Reduces Cholesterol level

In short wheatgrass, supports metabolism and helps in detoxification, helps improve immunity, healthy cell-care and Blood sugar control. Essential micro-nutrients in wheatgrass helps improve immunity useful in conditions like cancer, diabetes, heart ailments.

Now you might wonder whether wheatgrass helped me improve my pale look, well, Yes it did. As it is rightly said, “if you are healthy from inside you glow from outside”.

Hey but consuming wheatgrass is not very easy initially but with the course of time your taste buds get used to it. So don’t worry!!!!

Take your dose of wheatgrass and ensure a healthy life.

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