Wheatgrass – The Truth

You have probably listened to friends discussing wheatgrass capsules at some point over the last couple of years. Whether it is in a juice bar or from a friend or member of the family currently utilising some of the numerous forms of wheatgrass but if you’re like a lot of people, you may still not understand wheatgrass or the true healing power wheatgrass contains.

wheat grass is basically the blades of grass from wheatgrain. When the wheatgrain is soaked and planted it begins to develop shoots within a few days. A few days after this the shoots grow into blades of lush green grass. After as little as 8-10 days the wheat grass is ready for harvesting, Its woth noting at this stage that whilst the wheatgrass already is abundant in large levels of vitamins it hasn’t had the required time to develop complex carbohydrates often found in wheatgrass grown over winter.

As soon as the wheatgrass has been processed it is usually turned into various forms, which usually include wheatgrass powder (Typically made by drying and crushing the wheatgrass blades into a very fine powder) wheatgrass capsules (simply the powdered wheatgrass capsulated for ease of consumption) wheatgrass tablets (again usually the powder cold pressed into tablet form) and wheat grass juice. (The wheatgrass leaves are put through a specialist wheat grass juicer which crushes the liquid out of the wheat grass without destroying vital nutrients.)

Most forms of wheat grass harness an abundance of health boosting properties, with a large range of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. Wheatgrass also consists of more than 70% chlorophyll, which is extremely similar in its DNA make up to blood. This means that our bodies can use the nutritional content in wheat grass very easily.

wheat grass powder has been used for decades but it has only just become popular in the UK and you can now find it online and at most health food shops. Wheatgrass has been in use for a lot of medical ailments and can be used on the skin for external skin conditions such as acne and eczema. When taken internally it can even help detoxify the blood supply replenishing it with essential nutrients which are required for optimum health.

Disclaimer: This post has been created from information freely available in the press and medical journals. For medical advice you should consult with a medical specialist.

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