Wheatgrass might sound a little bit awkward to some people who haven’t taken it before; but it is like the kind of health trend that one needs to include in his or her daily diet. Wheatgrass juice is perhaps the healthiest food out there, and wheatgrass helps to increase the energy level, improves overall health and even have beauty benefits. Still not convinced? Maybe these health benefits of wheatgrass when included in your daily routine will clear the doubt.
Wheatgrass is unlike any other health food; therefore it is greatly encouraged to incorporate into your daily routine. Amongst several other benefits, wheatgrass:
Treat Skin Diseases
Wheatgrass can be used to treat skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. While no clinical studies have been conducted as yet to support this, many testimonials of home treatments with wheatgrass seem to prove this claim. There are several ways you can go about using wheatgrass for your skin. Pour wheatgrass juice into a few holes in an ice cube tray, freeze, and rub a cube across blemishes on your skin as well as on any scars or damaged areas.
If you have a few pounds to lose, wheatgrass may be the answer. Wheatgrass contains selenium, which is crucial for the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is one of your body’s natural weight management tools, so ensure that your thyroid is healthy by downing a shot of wheatgrass first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Reduce Food Cravings
Wheatgrass is loaded with so many nutrients that your body isn’t lusting for other foods to compensate for any lack of vitamins or minerals. Some common nutrient deficiencies — such as magnesium, iron, and omega-3s — can make you snack as your body searches for a source of these much-needed minerals. Take a wheatgrass supplement (or juice shot) each morning on an empty stomach, and it may prevent overeating throughout the day.
Instead of reaching for antacids to relieve heartburn or indigestion, introduce wheatgrass into your daily regimen. Wheatgrass contains several elements that can boost digestion, including a great deal of fiber, and B complex vitamins, which boost the function of the muscles of the digestive system.
When you experience fatigue, your body is likely deprived of rest and is dealing with a weakened immune system. Not only does chlorophyll boost the immune system, it also helps to increase oxygen supply in the body’s cells and tissues, contributing to cell regeneration, which
heals the body and reduces fatigue symptoms.
Get Rid of Body Odour
Body odor can be quite embarrassing while at the same time pose as a serious health problem. Wheatgrass helps in getting rid of body odor. Consume and apply it regularly, and it can help decrease body odor.
Prevent Tooth Decay
Wheatgrass has natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can boost oral health and hygiene and reduce the risk of cavities and gum inflammation when taken.
Applying harsh creams and exposing our skin to the sun causes sunburn; and dabbing wheatgrass juice to the skin with a cotton ball and letting it sit for a few minutes before rinsing and patting dry with a towel will help to treat the sunburn.
Get Rid of Acne
Wheatgrass’ antibacterial benefits and its ability to reduce chronic inflammation combine to make wheatgrass an excellent tool to reduce acne and occasional breakouts.
The vitamins in wheatgrass are effective in helping you to overcome anxiety and achieve a better state of mental health, and its helpfulness in boosting the adrenal system allows you to better manage stress.
Improve the Appearance of Nails
A glance at your nails can give you a pretty good idea of the state of your health. A lack of iron in your diet or poor circulation are often the main reasons why your nails are weak, have white spots, or are rough in texture and yellow in color. Wheatgrass’ ability to boost red blood cell health blood circulation allows the blood to reach the ends of your fingers giving life to otherwise lackluster nails.
Ease Menstrual Pains
Irregular and painful menstrual cycles can be attributed to malnourishment or vitamin and mineral deficiencies, particularly magnesium and niacin, according to a 1981 study in the American Journal of Clinical nutrition. Wheatgrass’s abundance of vitamins helps to fill in any holes in your diet, helping you to weather through that time of the month more easily.
The older we get the older our skin also get. Wheatgrass have amino acid and antioxidants which can help to repair damaged skin and also reduce the effects of free radicals, which harm these essential elements of our cells. Damaged DNA can wreak havoc in your body, causing sterility, genetic abnormalities, and abnormal or quicker aging. Supplementing with wheatgrass is a great way to stave off these and other related issues.
Get Rid of Dandruff
Dandruff thrives on a dry, unhealthy scalp. Rinsing the hair with wheatgrass juice can help to balance the pH level of the scalp restoring it to its shiny healthy self.
If you are trying for a baby, get a shot of wheatgrass into your hubby’s breakfast too. Wheatgrass contains P4D1, a compound that impacts sperm cells and DNA, ultimately increasing fertility; according to Dr. Yasuo Hotta, a biologist at the University of California, San Diego.
Caution: Young children, pregnant women, and the elderly should consult their doctors before adding wheatgrass to their diets
By Pupwaya Timothy Dibal