One of the “original” superfoods that has been popular for the past couple of decades, wheatgrass is still going strong thanks to its multitude of benefits. This grass contains an immense amount of nutrients in each blade, although every part of this plant (from the above-ground bits to the roots) contains so many benefits that they’ve even been used for medicinal purposes. Rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, antioxidants, selenium, and chlorophyll, wheatgrass can help to increase the amount of oxygen carried to red blood cells, fight inflammation, boost the metabolism, purify organs such as the liver, improve digestion, boost the immune system, fight illnesses such as the flu, and even help with eyesight, skin condition, and mental wellbeing.
How do you use it?
Wheatgrass can be consumed on its own and as it is, but it is most commonly taken in the form of a juice (wherein it’s simply put through a juicer just as you would with any other plant), or capsules, powder, tablets or some other form of supplements. Once juiced, it’s typically taken as shots, although it can also be blended into other juice and smoothie concoctions, playing a vital role in many green juice recipes.
There are so many health benefits to wheatgrass that it’s even been nicknamed “liquid gold”, and just one serving of it can give you the same benefits that 1.5lbs or 0.7kgs of dark leafy greens would. And if you don’t consume gluten, don’t let the name scare you – although this plant’s name is “wheatgrass”, this is, in fact, a gluten-free food!